Iowa Independent: 'Iowa Last'
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent
The new deputy communications director for the Fred Thompson campaign
suggested last month on a prominent political website that America
might be better off if Iowa didn't play host to the
first-in-the-nation caucus. Karen Hanretty wrote on The Hill's
Political Pundit blog that the move would help to end expensive
ethanol subsidies and would save the country millions of dollars.
Hanretty wrote her comments on Aug. 10. "Perhaps it's time to put
America first and make Iowa go last," Hanretty wrote.
Thompson is already susceptible to criticism
from Iowans for choosing not to participate in the Iowa Straw Poll, a
decision that was seem by some as a snub to the state's importance in
the election cycle. Thompson campaign officials didn't return
telephone calls seeking comment on Hanretty's piece.