Senator John Cornyn recently gave us this gem of a campaign ad. The so-called Big John ad caught the attention of Daily Show producers (see "political ads" video). Now, along with this local Kia commercial a couple weeks ago, it’s the second Texas-based ad to warrant John Stewart’s sidesplitting sarcasm this month. (The Cornyn ad is hilarious by itself, even sans Stewart’s commentary.)

In Cornyn’s defense, he told the Austin American Statesman the ad was tongue in cheek and meant to be funny. He said, quote, "“My staff convinced me it was a good idea. Maybe I need a new staff."

Noooooo! Don’t fire your staff. If it is meant to be funny … they succeeded marvelously.