As ever, I couldn't resist putting this up:
Mitt Romney spent yesterday morning barnstorming the small farming communities of Eastern Iowa, holding a series of "Ask Mitt Anything" events and urging his supporters to turn out for the straw poll in Ames on Saturday.
"How many counties are in Massachusetts?" she asked.
"Thirteen," he said. A few feet away, an aide shook his head and said, "Ten."
Not being from Massachusetts, or even New England, I wouldn't have a clue how many counties there are in the Bay State. But then again, I didn't used to be Governor up there.
For the record, Wikipedia says 14. So it seems that neither Mitt nor his aide are too clued up on this one.