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In Iowa every four years we reach the high point of our tourism quadrennial — the Caucuses. The world’s most dubious form of democracy other than straw polls, FCC complaints, and trending Bieber-tweets. And why here you ask?

Yeah, me too.

Herman Cain’s Iowa chairman, Steve Grubbs, said the POLITICO story about sexual harassment claims against Cain will only serve to motivate the campaign in the first-in-the-nation state.

“I bet we’ll land more precinct captains than we did before the story,” Grubbs told POLITICO Monday.

Ugh, the Republican-base in Iowa, Herman Cain’s constituency, as hands-on as the candidate that inspires them.



In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .