This weekend the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa took place. A cross between a Republican convention and a state fair, the Straw Poll is an informal polling of Republicans in Iowa with the hopes of making a prediction of which candidate will represent the republicans in the upcoming election.
The state fair part comes with the candidates setting up in booths, handing out buttons, talking with the crowd. Some have popular musicians on stage for them while others have games and rides for the kids that might stop by. While serious voters roam through the booths, they are tempted by all sorts of tasty (and by tasty I mean fried) state-fair treats that are available in each candidates area.
This year’s newest treat made an appearance at the Straw Poll. Sarah Palin even tweeted about her excitement to try this culinary phenomenon.
Nope, that’s not a corn dog or a deep fried twinkie. That is deep fried butter my friends. Deep! Fried! Butter! Butter fried in butter! Not only does it just sounds bad, the butter alone, before being dipped in breading and fried in fat, is over 400 calories.
Which leads me to wonder…Why is Iowa picked as the state that predicts our country’s future? Do the people who eat deep-fat fried fat have enough sense to make a decision that is taken so seriously?