The Big Conversation:
Gov. Rick Perry brought one of his most prominent supporters to Iowa on Tuesday, and he quickly proved his worth.
In the midst of his two-and-a-half-week, 40-plus-city Iowa bus tour, Perry stumped in Iowa on Tuesday with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who endorsed Perry in September.
As the Tribune's Reeve Hamilton reported, Jindal nearly stole the spotlight from Perry when he came to the Texas governor's aid during a question-and-answer session with voters in Maquoketa. Perry was asked if his flat-tax plan included the current tax system's standard deduction, and he said no. But ...