"I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm."
Joni Ernst is one of six Republicans running for a chance to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Writes Hot Air's Allahpundit:
Charles Cooke rightly calls it the greatest opening line to a campaign commercial ever. The last line’s cute too, although the temptation to say it while holding up a pair of shears must have been tremendous. That’s the tricky thing about castration humor: How far is too far? Is a sight gag ever acceptable? Having taken the plunge by introducing testicles into the discussion, how do you pull back from total scrotal commitment? These are questions every savvy political ad team must wrestle with.