There is just something about the Midwest that makes us want to kick off our heels, put on some cowgirl boots and mingle with politicians.
Luckily, there were a couple on hand at the Iowa State Fair today, including GOP Presidential Candidate Tim Pawlenty (a.k.a. T-Paw) -- who totally schooled us on state fair-style foods, such as "Pronto Pups," milkshakes, BBQ and deep-fried cheese curds. (One word: yum!)
Tim was a celebrity guest chef at the Iowa Pork Producers' Association booth at the Iowa State Fair and a featured speaker at the Des Moines Register's "Presidential Soapbox."
Watch our video to see his cowboy boots, to find out what he'd like to do with Newt Gingrich, and to learn what his wife said he has in common with Al Gore.
See you in Ames, y'all. (Iowa, that is.)
Main photo: Ali, Tim and Kelly Ann; inset photo: Tim grills at the Iowa Pork Producers' Association booth