Ding, dong... the Straw Poll's dead!

The Iowa Republican Straw Poll- a silly and essentially meaningless fund-raising device which has historically served only to provide party activists with T-shirts and needlessly eliminate quality presidential candidates like Tim Pawlenty- is no more.

It seems that nobody is interested in participating.

Good. Now if caucus participants in both parties can only be persuaded to take their medication, the Iowa Caucuses themselves might give my adopted state some greater reason for the rest of the country to pay attention to what it thinks about our potential presidents every four years.

HT; Drudge