I've been spending a lot of yesterday and today trying to wrap my head around Michele Bachmann's big win in Iowa. I did my best to try to put myself in the head space of a Republican voter, when something occurred to me.
Recall, if you will, what the second most popular thing was in Iowa was this past weekend…
The political buzz this week at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines was nearly overshadowed by the sight of hungry reporters and fair-goers biting into crunchy sticks of fried dough — at $4 apiece — as liquefied butter oozed down their chins and fingers.
Deep Fried Butter contains frozen butter that's dipped into a sticky cinnamon-honey batter, submerged in bubbling oil until browned, then drizzled with a confectioner's sugar glaze. Ben Ginsburg, legal adviser for GOP presidential aspirant Mitt Romney, described the flavor to ABC News as "like a cinnamon roll, but buttery-er."
If these people are willing to do this to their own bodies, just imagine what they're willing to do to the country.
This thought will keep me awake at night for the next fifteen months.
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Tags: Food, Health, Iowa Straw Poll, Primaries, Republicans