Price of Politics: Pork is Good
Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics
Two presidential candidates stopped by our Cast Your Kernel booth at
the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Their visits had far different
feels. As far as I know, John McCain flew into town just for the fair.
And it was a quick visit. He walked around a bit, checked out the
State Republican Party booth, came to our booth and then stopped by
the Des Moines Register's booth. I think that was it. McCain really
watches how much time he spends in the sun. Perhaps, that's why his
words were so few when he took the stage at our booth. He talked for
one minute and 31 seconds. He made a joke about cutting pork after he
saw "Big Red", the big boar at the fair. Then he mentioned how he's
standing firm on supporting the efforts in Iraq. That was about it.
McCain usually is pretty generous with him time to the media. He sure
wasn't this time.