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Brett Favre throws beard, biceps behind U.S. Senator from Mississippi (video)

If there’s one thing that’s been learned about the messy business of politics in this country — especially when it comes to convincing people to head to the polls in support of a particular candidate — it’s that a celebrity endorsement pays extremely large dividends in swaying the voting habits the often (and tragically) uniformed population in this country, electrifying the voters and convincing them to think, “Well, if ‘Celebrity X’ likes this guy, so should I!”

The folks operating the campaign of Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran realize this all too well, which is why they enlisted the services of Mississippi native and NFL legend Brett Favre to spread the word about their candidate.

Cochran, a Republican incumbent who is in the political battle of his life heading into a runoff vote next Tuesday against Tea Party challenger and Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel, receives the Brett Favre Gunslinger Seal of Approval in the above 30-second spot sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“I’ve learned through football that strong leadership makes the difference between winning and losing. And when it comes to our state’s future, trust me: Mississippi can win — and win big with Thad Cochran as our strong voice in Washington,” Favre says in the political ad. “Thad Cochran always delivers, just like he did during Katrina.”

Cochran is kind of like Favre in that respect … except when an Ol’ Gunslinger dumbly throws across his body and the field for a game-killing interception in an NFC Championship Game…

Sorry … Minnesota Vikings Fan Post-Traumatic Championship Game Loss Syndrome came into play there. Apologies.

Hopefully, for Cochran’s sake, most Mississippians are Packers fans and remember Favre as a champion. And if not, allow them to marvel at his majestic beard and massive biceps. People are swayed by the strangest things.

The fact that Favre is sitting on the back of a pickup truck is just a perfect image, too, right? Kind of like his Wrangler commercials, only, you know, political and stuff.

(for more on Brett Favre’s comings and goings of late — and he and his beard and biceps have been indeed very busy, please feel free to peruse the Sportress of Blogitude archives)