I was skimming through my headlines in my RSS feeder when this caught my eye:
Every four years, Iowa transforms from an inconspicuous little rural state into a veritable clusterfuck of egomaniacal presidential candidates and predatory media types. Generally a shy, unassuming people, Iowans regard the hubbub with a mix of bemusement and awkward hesitancy. They're more familiar with the fertilizing qualities of hog crap than with the squalid contents of political bullshit. Also, their pale skin tends to burn in the spotlight.
From this City Pages article. The article goes on from there. Give it a read, it made me laugh, it made me cry. I won't rehash my feelings on Iowa or New Hampshire, I did that here.