Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Days before the Insight Bowl in Tempe on December 30, in which the Iowa Hawkeyes play the Oklahoma Sooners, Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio was in Iowa introducing Governor Goodhair Rick Perry of Texas and insulting Iowa Hawkeyes fans by confusing them with Ohio State Buckeyes. Oh, there will be signs in the stands at the Insight Bowl carried by Hawkeyes fans. Rick Perry's sidekick confuses Buckeyes and Hawkeyes:


HawkeyeSports fans sometimes aren't considered the sharpest tools in the shed, but at least we know our team mascots and symbols. The same can't be said for a key associate of presidential candidate Rick Perry, however.

The Texas governor was in Iowa today, to speak at a West Side Conservative Club breakfast in Des Moines. There, he was introduced by Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff who has stirred controversy with his rigid enforcement of immigration laws.

Arpaio made mention of getting to know Iowans, and then said, "Was it the Buckeyes?"

The booing audience had to shout out a correction that the University of Iowa is the "Hawkeyes."

Governor Goodhair, according to, did manage some damage control. He took the microphone and noted there also were some fans of the Iowa State Cyclones in attendance and chided Arpaio, saying: "You know how to get an Iowa crowd riled up."

Governor Goodhair managed to open his mouth and insert his foot (again) with another unintentionally hilarious moment. Somebody break out a map, will ya? What moves Republican crowds in Iowa – the caucus.blogs:

“Every barrel of oil that comes out of those sands in Canada is a barrel of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign source,” Mr. Perry said in Clarinda, earning a loud round of enthusiastic applause [from his equally ignorant audience.]

Um, Governor Goodhair, Canada is a "foreign country." This comedy duo will be touring Iowa the rest of this week.