An Iowa republican who’s in New York City for the Republican National Convention may have a brush with greatness tonight. Kevin Johnson of Oskaloosa may be on the David Letterman Show tonight. Johnson went to the taping of Wednesday night’s show, and everyone in the crowd was asked if they had an “unusual” story to tell.
Johnson says Letterman will have a “show and tell” segment on tonight’s show, and when the Letterman staff asked the crowd waiting in line for last night’s program if they might have something, Johnson told ‘em about the chicken trophy he won as a 4-Her back in Hampton, Iowa. The Letterman staff gave Johnson a FedEx number to have the trophy shipped to New York, and “it’s here. It’s just a little gold trophy with a chicken on the top of it,” Johnson says.
The unusual twist in Johnson’s story is that both he and his sister were showing chickens at the fair, and had their poultry in the same cage. When it came time to show the chickens, he wound up showing his sister’s birds instead of his own. Johnson says his sister wasn’t that mad; they are speaking to one another. The Iowa delegation’s hotel is just a couple of blocks from Letterman’s Ed Sullivan Theater. Johnson works at Musco Lighting in Oskaloosa.