Living in Iowa, one has the experience every four years of the coasts pretending to care about Iowa until the Iowa caucuses are over. (OK, not just the coasts; I remember the time I chatted a bit with a crew from RAI, Italian radio/TV, there for the caucuses.) Presidential candidates swarm the state like flies.
Tonight, there was a clip of John Edwards, he of the expensive haircuts, on TV... and I immediately thought, "Somebody get that boy some flexi prim hair!"... and caught myself, and had to laugh at myself.