Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the keynote speaker at Saturday's state GOP convention. And in a gaggle with N.C. reporters before the event, he knew the most pressing topic: barbecue. And he ate his words.
Perry, infamously, called North Carolina barbecue roadkill, sparking numerous stories -- some in jest, some not -- about whether it would hurt his presidential campaign campaign. Smithfield Chicken 'N Barbecue even sent him two pounds, looking to change his mind.
Perry laughed at the question -- saying he now knows to stay away from barbecue politics. But he said he ate the Smithfield 'cue: "It was good. Not as good as Texas." He even pivoted to score a political point at the end. Take a look.