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Perry: N.C. BBQ 'worse than road kill'

If Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry ever campaigns in Eastern North Carolina, he may have some explaining to do.

According to "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.

We guess Perry prefers Texas-style barbecue.

The book by John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2008.

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