As you read this I should be sitting on the beach interviewing Southern California surfers. I’ve only seen them in the Beach Party movies. I will try to look the part in bib overalls. I had to get out. The Iowa, Iowa State and Drake men crashed and burned, one and done each of them. The wind howled so bad the dog wouldn’t go outside. The legislature is in session and is nowhere near done with inflicting itself upon us. We knew this would happen but we voted for them anyway.
Delightful read. Thank you.
The R’s are in their seventh year of unified government--House, Senate, Executive--enabling excess. For this I blame the D’s, supporting if not actively promoting policies and cultural issues I label “coastal” and way out in front of Iowa voters’ sensibilities. Turn WF Buckley’s maxim to our favor: “Nominate the most LIBERAL candidates that can be elected.”
Let’s get back to divided government which forces compromise and eschews nonsense and I suspect we will find Iowa hasn’t changed all that much. We are a better people than our politics would imply.
Keep up the good fight.
Thanks for this, Art. I hope you get some good time to clear your head and then we need you back here in Iowa.