Mitt Romney is trying to turn into a Southerner for the upcoming Albama and Mississippi primaries, "learning to say 'y'all' and 'I like grits.' " But he's struggling a tad:
He greeted voters in Jackson, Miss., last week with a hearty "Morning, y'all!" and said he started the day with "a biscuit and some cheesy grits."
While Southerners sometimes add cheese to grits, they generally go with just salt, pepper and butter.
Newt Gingrich can't resist the food fight:
But Newt Gingrich fired back by throwing some hominy cereal of his own, saying Saturday that, "as a Georgian, I understand grits. I understand cheese grits. I even understand shrimp and grits."
Jeez. The only thing to eat with grits, besides salt, pepper and, if you're feeling a little adventurous, just a hint of Old Bay, is butter, enough to turn the stuff banana yellow. And if it's not thick enough to eat with a fork instead of a spoon, you made it wrong.
I hope they have their faux good-old-boy routines down by the the time they get to Indiana. I want to hear how they bowl, what they like on their breaded tenderloins, where they park their pickups and their double wides and how many times they've beren to their favorite WalMart. Don't embarrass yourselves, y'all you guys.