McCain turns tables and grills (for) reporters

March 3, 2008

SEDONA, Ariz. – John McCain, the all-but-certain Republican U.S. presidential nominee, likes to relax behind the grill.

So the Arizona senator took some time off from the campaign trail over the weekend to relax at his “cabin” in the northern part of the state, and he invited the traveling press corps over for a couple hours to evaluate his cooking skills.

Pity the vegetarian, but the meat eaters in the group — the vast majority — were impressed.

McCain shared his BBQ secrets while squeezing lemons and flipping meat.

“Get the best ribs,” he started, “the best baby back ribs.” You will find them at Costco, he said (and no, he is not an investor in the company).

“While it’s cooking you squeeze lemon on it,” he said, handing reporters tasty bits to sample.

His secret ingredient: a dry rub made of equal parts salt, pepper and garlic powder.

So how did they taste?

Objectivity prohibits a good reporter from passing judgement, but let’s put it this way: everyone wants to come back. 

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[...] “So how did they taste? Objectivity prohibits a good reporter from passing judgement, but let’s put it this way: [...]

I can’t believe it. There’s quit a movement, if not a real revolution, going on in this country and the media ignore it. Have you ever even heard of Ron Paul, his ideas and principals?
You do not need to vote for him if you do not like him, but as an international news agency you HAVE to mention him. Even the fact that he has not given up yet is worth to be mentioned!

People want a fair election and a fair race. Ignoring someone who stands up for the peoples rights is NOT what I call fair.

Come on, Matt, get with it. Does Ron Paul grill for people in the media? Get in the spirit. This is America.

What a sad state American journalism is in when a piece of pointless tripe like this is passed off as serious reporting.

Posted by Pete Bucci | Report as abusive

Yes, I can see we will get real objective journalism from Reuters when it comes to Senator McCain.

He is not your fishing buddy, he is not your pal; he is a candidate for President of the United States of America. How is he going to turn our economy around? How is he going to respond to the millions of Americans who lack health care? How is he going to lead (not just pacify) on global warming?

This is Reuters, not Fox News, for God’s sake!

Posted by Brent Barnes | Report as abusive

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