Behold the clip that introduced John Cornyn at the recent Texas Republican convention. The debate rages: Was it meant as a joke, as Cornyn himself later claimed, or is it in fact an earnest reworking of Jimmy Dean’s classic that somehow ended up dripping with Velveeta? There have been parodies in this vein before, but if that’s what this is, what’s the punchline?

I guess that jacket he’s wearing in the car qualifies as a punchline. Oof.

Say what you will but the choir really makes it. Exit question: If Fred had been the nominee instead of McCain, this is pretty much what all of his ads would have looked like, right?

Tags: Texas