August 11th, 2007
01:35 PM ET
16 years ago

Dunk a Democrat in Iowa

AMES, Iowa (CNN) - Symbolically, that is.

You know you're at a Republican sanctioned straw poll when people wearing masks with the likenesses of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Al Gore are thrown into a tub of water.

It's all part of the festivities at GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's tent at Saturday's unofficial Republican test in Ames, Iowa.

"In trying to see what makes for a fun atmosphere, we thought of a dunk tank," said Huckabee's New Hampshire field director Periklis Karoutas.
"Usually with a dunk tank you get a clown, but someone had the idea of putting a democrat up there, so Bill, Hillary, and Al came up."

They called it 'Dunk a Democrat,' and Senator Sam Brownback's tent also included one.

The fun started with adults wearing the masks and taking turns in the tank, but the kids soon couldn't take it anymore and had to try it out themselves.

It is, after all, about 100 degrees here in Ames.

- CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch

Filed under: Iowa
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Teressa Adair,Taylors.S.C.

    Dunk a Democrat, Republicans are drowning themselves! They have lost touch with their base and certainly with moderate Republicans like myself. Thanks to the Republicans in general and George Bush and staff in particular contributions to the mess this country finds itself in, I'll proudly be casting my vote for Hillary Clinton!

    August 12, 2007 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. AJ, Montpelier, VT

    What a great thing from the God Fearing Republicans in Iowa. Maybe next they can have canned hunts with the faces of Democrats painted on their prey as they are hunted with AK47's. What a fun thing to do for Republicans and so fitting with the rest of their hate filled persona!!

    August 13, 2007 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. Linda - Albany, Ny

    Such creativity – I'm amazed! *insert sarcasm here*

    Definitely NOT noteworthy.

    August 13, 2007 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |