Blog for Iowa: Harkin Steak Fry with jokes
Excerpted from this post at Blog for Iowa
As we drove into Indianola Sunday, shortly after noon, we started to
tense up, wondering where the protesters were going to appear. Bracing
ourselves, we continued across town. Spotting the "Harkin Steak Fry"
sign on the corner, we kept going, and right before the Warren County
Fairgrounds, there was a small gaggle of people with some signage. We
were by them too quickly to even read the signs, so we weren't even
sure whose side they were on. That was it. There was to be no further
assault on our senses for the rest of the day - on to the Democratic
oasis that would be the Harkin Steak Fry (well, you couldn't really
have a Harkin Tofu Steam, as the star of the day, the junior Senator
from Minnesota, Al Franken, would later joke). First speaker, Michael
Mauro, Secretary of State. He reminded us that there are indeed
important philosophical differences between Dems and the GOP when it
comes to voting.