The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) is having a little fun at U.S. Senate candidate David Young’s expense. On Wednesday IDP launched www.WelcomeToIA.com to basically say that Young isn’t an Iowan. The website also pokes fun at some of the things he has said in recent interviews.
The site has pictures helping Young determine what a barn, silo, and the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair look like. It also shows two farmers shaking their hands under a caption that reads, “In Iowa, working together looks like this.”
There is just one problem. The stock photo they used isn’t of Iowa farmers, it’s actually an image of two farmers from Canada. You can see the original image from iStockphoto here. The profile of the photographer also includes an Alberta, Canada phone number, so I guess the photo doesn’t really depict Iowans working together.
For all Iowa Democrats seem to “know” about Iowa, they certainly don’t know Iowa when they see it…or DON’T see it in this case. I don’t know, the giant blue tractor would have caused me to have second thoughts about using the picture. Sure there are some New Holland tractors in fields in Iowa, but since John Deere is a huge Iowa employer, I’d promote a local company instead of one based in Turin, Italy.
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