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Texas Republican calls for leaders who won't 'pee on electric fences'

"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading, the few that learn by observation and the rest have to pee on an electric fence," says Sledge in the ad. "We've seen it over and over, politicians run for office for personal gain and don't know how to make hard decisions. With recent bailouts, unemployment and debt, they clearly don't have the experience needed to lead our country."

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The video then goes on to show a generic-looking politician being electrocuted in a field, in what seems to be an attempt to urinate on a fence.

"Isn't it about time we elected political leaders who have sense enough not to pee on electric fences," he says to the camera. 

Sledge, an oil and gas industry lawyer, has pledged to fight against President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if elected to a seat on the commission. He recently spoke of the "relentless assault" by the EPA on the oil and gas industry at a forum organized by the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, reported The Texas Tribune.

Texas political blog, Burnt Orange Report, points out that Sledge isn't the first candidate vying for a spot on the commission to put out a less-than conventional political ad. 

Railroad Commission hopeful Warren Chisum's campaign came out with a thirty-second spot earlier this year that features the candidate on horseback, while a narrator touts his ability to "stand up" to President Obama and the EPA.