I've never said this before. Hell, I've never said anything to you, before. To be honest, there's never been anything about you that really stood out to me. Maybe it's because I come from a state with a healthy-to-overinflated ego (depending on who you ask), where we're just too full of ourselves to take notice of any but the more histrionic states (I am looking at you, California). Maybe because you were pretty mild-mannered, just doing your thing, no big deal.
But this is a big deal. And believe me, I mean it when I say, Iowa, you're fucking AWESOME. I hope my state will one day follow your lead.