Some other sights and sounds from our day included...
Jennifer Jacobs of the Ragister was standing near our Pawlenty shuttle when we got off. Jacobs asked where we were from and I told her Des Moines. She asked if the whole bus had come from Des Moines and I told her it was a shuttle from the Ames Wal Mart.
I was disappointed the Party used a Warren County Dummycrat, Steve Mathews, as their voice talent(?) during the program inside Hilton.
I sure hope they didn't pay him, as Mathews gave $200 to Staci Appel-sauce for brains last August, $100 to Mark Davitt in 2008 (both lost to Kent Sorenson) and $175 to Steve Richardson in 2000. I'm sure there have been other contributions, especially to the county party.
It will be interesting to see how the next few months play out.