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This guy's no Dale Peterson


This is Roland Sledge, running for Texas Railroad commissioner. He tries to go all Dale Peterson. It's the first extreme ad of this campaign, but don't expect it to be the last. This one depicts someone peeing on an electric fence.

"Isn't it about time we elected political leaders, that have sense enough not to pee on electric fences?"

That's a reference to what he says is a Will Rogers quote about politicians needing to learn from mistakes before they change.

What's with politicians invoking urination? The ad reminds of the ad run in 2008 in Kansas by Democrat Jim Slattery, who was running against incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R), that featured a giant man in a suit spraying a nozzle of gasoline on people. But it's not clear until you see the nozzle that it's gasoline.