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Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Sad, sad tales from Iowa: #1

As in the Des Moines Register today.

For four weeks every four years, the tundra of Iowa is Studio 54: fat, bald, ugly guys get their fifteen minutes, boosters boost into the stratosphere, and the whole place seems as if it actually matters. The guys that jetted in with their fancy suits are spending the company's money like it's Confederate dollars the day before Appomattox.

And - boom! - they're all hurrying for the exits: Goodbye, thermal underwear, hallo Civilization!

As Barbra once sang, almost

People who have people who have people who have people
Are the luckiest people in the world

For one short moment, Iowa had those people. And now they're gone.


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