It’s Impossible to Look Good While Eating Food on a Stick

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DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 15:  Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry eats a "veggie" corn dog while visiting the Iowa State Fair August 15, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. An eager salesperson gave Perry the corn dog and didn't tell him it was meatless until after the governor had starting eating it. This is Perry's first trip to Iowa after announcing his run for the GOP presidential nomination.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 15: Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry eats a "veggie" corn dog while visiting the Iowa State Fair August 15, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. An eager salesperson gave Perry the corn dog and didn't tell him it was meatless until after the governor had starting eating it. This is Perry's first trip to Iowa after announcing his run for the GOP presidential nomination. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2011 Getty Images

We don't know whether Rick Perry and Mitt Romney actually enjoyed their Iowa stick food, but they didn't really have a choice. When you go to the Iowa State Fair, you must eat the stick food, if only to prove that even finely coiffed mannequins can look as grotesque as the rest of us from time to time.