Bill Maher started a recent segment of his show with the statement, “I’m a little bit obsessed with Joni Ernst.” Bill definitely isn’t alone. Iowa state senator Joni had one of the most talked about Republican response videos to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, in which Ernst said Barack had failed the common American citizen on just about every front.
Joni didn’t appear in the flesh on Maher’s show, but that definitely didn’t stop her from being one of the stars of the program. Bill whipped a fictionalized country album named after one of Ernst’s most memorable quotes: Breadbags On My Feet.
“You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I was never embarrassed because the school bus would be filled with rows and rows of young Iowans with bread bags slipped over their feet.”
Some of Ernst’s biggest hits, obviously penned by Maher, included “Harper Valley NRA,” “To All the Girls I’ve Underpaid Before,” “The Only Thing Gay About My Marriage Was the Priest,” “I’m on Top of the World (Which is Only 5,000 Years Old)” and “Crazy (No, Seriously, I’m F**king Crazy).”
Bill also came after Joni’s statements about climate change. Ernst stated in her video that she had yet to see definitive proof that it was occurring — a statement that irked Maher.
“Yes, but there are people who do. This is the point that Obama was making.”
Bill’s mocking is the least of Joni’s PR problems at the moment. After her speech recounting her hardworking youth without government assistance, it was revealed that Ernst’s family had actually received nearly half a million dollars in federal subsidies, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
Would you download Bill Maher’s Joni Ernst country album?