Barbecue expert Jimbo Tanner, he who recommended B’s to me, forwarded this item from NC Governor Pat McCrory’s official page about Gov. McCrory paying off a football bet to SC Gov. Nikki Haley.*
Click on the link. Note the photograph. Does that look like North Carolina barbecue? No. Is that helping of what looks like Hoisin Sauce or tar look like Eastern North Carolina barbecue sauce? No. Does it look like Western North Carolina barbecue sauce? No. Do you see any hush puppies? No. Is there a hint of Brunswick Stew? No.
Did Gov. McCrory decide to Welsh** on his bet with Gov. Haley? Did he corruptly substitute something from a chain restaurant when she had a reasonable expectation that she would receive something from Wilber’s or Lexington #1? I would be upset. It seems dishonorable. Has politics sunk so low that Gov. McCrory thinks he’s being clever by committing such a transparent fraud?
I haven’t found a reaction from Gov. Haley. I imagine that a staffer either ate it himself or threw it away.
- Yes, I know this is a week old. Right now, I prefer to look back on the first week of the season, and forward to next week.
** Yes, I know this is a derogatory term based on an anti-Celt bias among Anglo-Saxons. Being largely of Celtic (Welsh, Scots and Ulster Irish) heritage, I choose wear the term proudly and throw it in the face of our historic oppressors.