Political Circus: First lady grilled over BBQ
February 3rd, 2011
01:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: First lady grilled over BBQ

Washington (CNN) – Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

BBQ is serious business

Mention barbecue and many North Carolinians proclaim "We have the best!" They take it seriously - maybe too seriously.

After announcing that Charlotte will host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement that the city has "great barbecue."
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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Republicans = Fascists

    Well people in Kansas City will beg to differ. They claim they have the best barbecue. I don't if they do, but NC has some gooooood BBQ.

    February 3, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Who is she trying to kiss?

    February 3, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    The REAL barbaque for the Democrats will happen on Nov 6, 2012. Extra sauce please!

    February 3, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. Me

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. Just beyond the pale. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE! They are just plain crazy. THIS IS ABSURD. It does not compute. IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE...everybody know that Texas has the best Bar B Que. EVERYBDODY KNOWS TEXAS* HAS THE BEST BAR B QUE!

    February 3, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  5. Glenn Koons

    The Obamas ought to resign . Right now. It would be wonderful to see how the Dems would react if Charlotte would actually come out and grill Michelle my Belle. Say, why not get Anderson Cooper to do it. After he recovers from his beating from his and Bama's friends in the Egyptian riots. Say, were they Muslims Bros??? Maybe they like BB too Michy.

    February 3, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    The veiled attempt to subvert the GOP state to blue, is likely to backfire.

    February 3, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  7. New Age Independant

    The First Lady isn't up to the same level as some recent First Ladies, which is perfectly fine. But there's no need to post these ridiculous stories and a goofy picture. It's time to step up reporting to a more civil level.

    February 3, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. Sherri W.W.#1~ILLinois

    Michele Obama is one VERY wonderful Lady! We could all learn a lot from her gracious manner.

    February 3, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  9. T'sah from Virginia

    Okay – and that picture of Michelle MEEEEAAAANNNNSSSS?? Who or What is she "Kissing" or “Sucking” on???

    I declare – I know I have cracked on pictures in the past that CNN tends to use for the story and MOST of them – even though they are CRAZY LOOKING – at least went with the story or the person!! This one, I cannot figure out???????????

    And then AFTER reading the FULL STORY – What????????????????? Not MUCH about a “GRILLING”!!

    Sssttt (sucking my teeth)!!!

    February 3, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  10. Sorensen

    Of course Charlotte has great barbecue. So does Potonkville. And so what?
    What do you expect her to say?

    February 3, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  11. Bob

    Of all of the archived photos available of this country's First Lady...Why would Ed Hornick choose this particularly unflattering one to highlight his article?

    February 3, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. Gregory G Wied Jr - Houston, Tx

    BS! People in North Carolina have no idea how to barbecue. That goes for you, too, Tennessee! Texas is where it's at! And that's coming from a guy who hates Texas!

    February 3, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |