Skip to comments.Serving up Rick Perry (barbecue comment)
Posted on 10/09/2011 11:24:31 AM PDT by Clairity
Rick Perry's past came back to haunt him recently. No, not drugs or women or a phony resume. Perry, it turns out, once touched the real third rail of politics: barbecue.
Nineteen years ago, at the 1992 Republican National Convention, a barbecue taste-off pitted beef tenderloin from Joe Allen's Bar-B-Que of Abilene, Texas, against pulled pork from Kings Restaurant in Kinston, N.C. Perry, then the agriculture commissioner of Texas, sampled the Carolina barbecue and declared, "I've had road kill that tasted better than that."
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In the meantime, hardly any articles or polls about his record of job creation, his agenda of low taxes, low regulations, "making the Federal government as inconsequential in our lives as possible" is NOT being mentioned.
Perry ping or not?
Can’t believe the MSM
“The reaction in North Carolina was swift. Newspaper columnists declared Perry unfit for office and demanded a retraction. A representative of the Smithfield’s Chicken N’ Bar-B-Q chain mailed Perry 2 pounds of pork barbecue and an open letter encouraging him to “revisit your experience with Eastern North Carolina Bar-B-Q and â¦ rectify your statement.”
BBQ is serious stuff in the South!! Don’t go insulting an area’s BBQ unless you want start a fight...... (Not saying this is or cold be an campaign issue but....) LOL
Perry is a loose canon on deck.
Yes, there are a lot of folks stuck on stupid these days.
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I think I visited King’s once. I remember the hush puppies. sorta. Been to Austin a couple of times. I remember the barbecue and the 2 places to get it.
Went to a Chili cookoff this year.....8 of the 10 I wouldn't think of eating again.
Tastebuds are funny things. I'd never take anything personally....My kids wouldn't dare!!
The hardest thing to swallow is the propaganda being peddled. Just who are they asking about this? 5th graders?
Just got in from the store and standing in the check-out line I glanced at the trash rack and there was the Nat Enquirer and on the corner the headline read: “Rick Perry Linked to the Ku Klux Klan!”
It’s evil and it’s despicable. People falling for this (if any truly are) are unlearned zombies.
I’ve decided to not go on record regarging this article.
We are electing a President, not a restaurant critic.
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There are not enough SSSS’s in silly to describe this story.
I have to agree that many are stuck on stupid. There is stupid, and then there is so stupid that I wonder how that person is still breathing. I’ve heard this story before, and anyone who lets it influence their vote is not very bright.
That's a rather heartless comment to make about another southern state's staple food.
Eastern N.C. pulled pork for crock pot/slow cooker
1. Place all ingredients in crock pot.
2. Cook for 7 to 9 hours on "Low" slow cooker setting.
3. After meat is cooked, remove from slow cooker onto plate and break apart with fork. Discard bones, if any.
5. Return meat warm sauce to reheat.
6. Serve on burger buns or Kaiser Rolls.
7. Enjoy with beans and slaw, or whatever tickles your tastbuds.
What a shock when I moved this fifth generation Texan relocated to Georgia and experienced a BBQ. Having very little experince outside the Lone Star State I assumed all BBQs involved beef. I was absolutely shocked to see white meat (pork) under the sauce.
Brisket is next to impossible to find! Oh how I miss brisket and Tex- Mex food.
The upside, during our town’s annual BBQ cook off, I am given brisket free as the locals will not eat it, much less buy it.
Bookmarking your recipe!
“anyone who lets it influence their vote is not very bright.”
GOP rivals drop behind Obama in N.C. poll
“The survey also found that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s comments back in 1992 that he had tasted road kill that tasted better than Eastern North Carolina barbecue were not helpful. The poll found that 75 percent of Tar Heel voters disagreed with that statement, and 40 percent of voters were less likely to vote for him because of that statement.”
Glad you are interested in trying the recipe. Forgot to mention, I usually substitute brown sugar for the granulated sugar. We like it extra spicy, so I usually add a few dried red chili peppers to the crock pot.
So South Carolina is 40% moron now. Oh well, too bad.
I’d be interested in knowing just what sort of roadkill the good governor of Texas is in the habit of ingesting.
Possum on the halfshell, maybe? I hear that’s one of them Texas thangs.
(He's had road kill before?) But I live in North Carolina, and I agree with him 100% that the BBQ here leaves a lot to be desired. Makes me miss Georgia sometimes.
On this matter I agree with Perry completely. I guess I’d better not run for president then.
LOL! People in Texas AND NC will get a kick out of that one. Of course he defended his state. That’s like supporting your own football team.
Because of your recipe, I added “cookery” as a keyword.
You underestimate our neighbors south of the border in Baja Carolina. They plop yellow mustard in pork cooked to a mushy pulp and call it barbecue, so the percentage is much higher, lol.
I was wondering if anyone would respond to that angle.
Sorta like saying, “Tastes like the northbound end of a southbound mule”
How would ya know?! ;-)
I’ve had squirrel...ONCE!!!!!
That is a rude and heartless statement.
Seriously, though, have you never wondered why armadillos were called “Hoover Hogs” in Texas? It's because y'all ate ‘em, lol. Go to Google images and looked for them being barbecued in Texas.
I honestly think it's safe to say that the roadkill Governor Perry has eaten was armadillo.
I’ve heard it tastes like rabbit. Both being a form of rodent, that makes some sort of sense.
That’s North Carolina you moron.
Sorry for the typo. Thanks for the kind correction!
It’s the most gristly meat I’ve ever eaten.
“Nineteen years ago, at the 1992 Republican National Convention, a barbecue taste-off pitted beef tenderloin from Joe Allen’s Bar-B-Que of Abilene, Texas, against pulled pork from Kings Restaurant in Kinston, N.C. Perry, then the agriculture commissioner of Texas, sampled the Carolina barbecue and declared, “I’ve had road kill that tasted better than that.””
I keep kosher so this is good news for me :)
Georgia barbeque is the best!
And I should know....I'm from Georgia. :o)
I hate to tell ay eddie, but Arizona’s is the best!
I guess I am not standing up for my state (Texas) but the best BBQ I have ever eaten was in Tennessee. That was a few years ago. I don’t eat BBQ anymore it upsets my stomach. sob~
Undoubtedly still wiping tears from being called heartless on top of that.
I love Eastern Carolina BBQ myself, but my husband hates it sooooo much. He doesn't even consider it true BBQ.
Really? Nothing to see here, just a matter of taste.
This stupid story has surfaced a number of times in the past month and a half.
People should be worried how they are going to cook their road kill, if this country is not turned around.
You’ve lost my vote for President.
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