I don’t care what part of the country you come from, or what your politics are: Paula Deen is a goddamn national treasure. When it comes to Fox News and the New York Times, I’m likely to agree with the latter eight times out of ten, but where Fox News and I agree is a love of Southern food. I grew up in the South, and if there’s one thing I know, it’s this: No matter how liberal, crunchy, hipster or metrosexual a Southern transplant may be, he will always show pride for his Southern sports teams and fried chicken.
This morning, Fox and Friends rightfully took the Times to task for a piece in the Dining section that spoke unkindly of three things I hold sacred: Crisco, Fried Chicken, and Paula Deen (I won’t take issue with the piece’s characterization of Cracker Barrel because, besides their chicken and dumplings, that place is nasty).
Damn you, New York Times. Now you’ve gone and done it. You’ve made me agree with Fox News.
You know why the SEC is the best football conference in America? Two words: Fried chicken and gravy. The life expectancy of those players may be 27, but that’s beside the point. When they die, they die happy: Holding a fried drumstick in one hand and BCS National Championship Trophy in the other.