American Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Perry has learnt the hard way that your words can come back to haunt you and it is all down to a BBQ.
According to the LA Times,
"Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue," in 1992 when Perry was a promising Texas politician but not yet governor, he tried some Eastern North Carolina barbecue from King's of Kinston, which was served at the Republican National Convention in Houston. "I've had road kill that tasted better than that," Perry was quoted as saying.
Now as the race for 2012 hots up,the heat has been turned on Perry.As the piece continues
Reaction was surprisingly swift, given the quote was 19 years old.
“People across North Carolina are outraged over a presidential candidate's comments on ENC [Eastern North Carolina] barbecue,” said a story on the website of WCTI-TV, the region's ABC affiliate. ENC barbecue is known for smoking the whole hog and dousing it with a vinegar-based sauce. (Western North Carolina is known for using pork shoulders with a tomato-based sauce. In South Carolina, the preference for a mustard-based sauce makes North Carolinians crazy.)