McCain turns tables and grills (for) reporters
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.