JPod, just to put Ames in the big geopolitical perspective:
Number of Iowans who participated in alleged first key vote toward choosing the leader of the world’s superpower: 14,203
Number of Indonesians who turned up to demand the imposition of Islamic law worldwide at a routine rinky-dink nickel’n’dime rally generating virtually zero press coverage: 70-80,000
And I don’t think they got free fried Oreos.
Imam to Tommy Thompson organizer: “My fourth wife went to a sharia rally in Indonesia.”
Tommy Thompson organizer: “Jakarta?”
Imam: “No. Unlike your supporters, she had to provide her own transportation.”