More Scenes from the Iowa State Fair                                                     more
August 15, 2011--Walking with his wife Anita, Gov. Rick Perry enjoys a (reportedly vegetarian) corn dog on his way to the Des Moines Register Soapbox.  Perry spent 4-5 hours at the fair; Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey accompanied him for part of the visit, which also included an interview with WHO's Jan Mickelson and a look at the butter cow.  In addition to the corn dog, Perry had a pork chop on a stick and an egg on a stick.