Southern Cooking

In this video, courtesy of Talking Points Memo, Mike Huckabee talks about his secret to winning South Carolina. "He knows how to speak the language," he can eat grits, and he remembers — with apparent fondness — how "[he and his friends] used to take a popcorn popper ... and fry squirrel." Did you hear that, John, Mitt, and Rudy? Were they doing that at the Naval Academy? At Brigham Young? (Certainly rodents, fried or roasted, weren't on the menu at Manhattan College).

Ah, the presidential race continues.... And as last night's contest shows, it is still up for grabs. In the first hour, our Political Junkie Ken Rudin will be here to take your questions. If you're from South Carolina, have you made up your mind yet? Are you wondering how Ken likes his squirrel? Later in the segment, Bill Richardson will join us, to talk about why he has dropped out. What would you like to ask him?



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Ken Rudin just said, Romney hadn't won anywhere else before Michigan. Again, Wyoming gets no respect!

Sent by Bill Woods | 2:12 PM | 1-16-2008

Answer: George Wallace 1972 won the Michigan primary and the next day was badly wounded in an assassination attempt. Can I get a button?

Sent by Julia | 2:44 PM | 1-16-2008

Great! Another southern hick. Frying squirrel in a pot.

You "pan fry" squirrel.
Pots (or popcorn poppers?) are for stewing.

Sent by Harold | 3:11 PM | 1-16-2008

Richardson took his cattle and went home. Now its just all hat.

Well, there must be one or two federal service jobs Mr. Richardson hasn't held yet. DHS wasn't around when his team was in... (hint... hint..)

The (ex) Cowboy

Sent by blogofacowboy | 11:53 PM | 1-16-2008

To blogofacowboy: What is "just all hat"?

Sent by kate | 8:16 AM | 1-20-2008