She was patient, gracious, determined, supportive, persistent... and it all came through for her today. Shawn Johnson did Iowa and all of the U.S. proud. I can't wait to watch her beam routine tonight! I always enjoy watching gymnastics, and I am always happy when the U.S. does well. I was thrilled for Nastia Liukin when she won the All-Around. I also just love watching great routines, regardless of the nationality. But... it's just not every day an Olympic champion comes from Iowa. She's our golden girl. Heck, this year there was even a Butter Shawn Johnson standing right next to the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair. I'm so proud of her. GREAT JOB, SHAWN!!!