Republicans Screwing With Each Other: A Short Guide

DES MOINES – What’s that? You’ve lost track of the Republican candidates who are stepping on one another’s schedules this week? I have mostly figured out who’s doing the damage to who.

Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT – A series of declared presidential candidates speak at the Iowa State Fair.

Friday, ? - ? – Sarah Palin arrives at the fair. (Multiple Iowans around the fair have chatted about the rumor when they’ve learned that I’m a reporter.

Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET – Rick Perry gives a speech at the Red State Gathering in Charleston where he’s expected to announce a presidential bid.

Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET – The speeches begin at the Ames straw poll.

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. ET – The straw poll ends, with a winner announced when votes are in.

Sunday, ? – Rick Perry speaks in Waterloo, Iowa.

Sunday, 7:45 p.m. ET – Michele Bachmann speaks at the Black Hawk County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo.