Andrew Zimmern to T-Paw: Don't question my work ethic, buddy

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Zimmern isn't letting T-Paw's dig slide.
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]

During his stand up routine dong gone wrong RNC speech on Wednesday, T-Paw took a shot at local chef turned big-time TV star Andrew Zimmern.

"But you know, President Obama isn't as bad as people say, he's actually worse," Pawlenty said during an attempt at humor. "The president takes more vacations than that guy on the Bizarre Foods show." Of course, Zimmern is the host of Bizarre Foods.

Yesterday, Zimmern took to his blog and published an I-ain't-too-mad-at'cha response to T-Paw and his RNC dig.
I loved the shout out. It would have been nice if you mentioned my name since we have known each other pretty well for a dozen or so years, but I understand you're being respectful and not making it personal. I do. And while we don't agree on the issues, and are from very different sides of the aisle, the last thing I want to do is add to the acrimony. But where are you getting your facts? President Obama and I share a lot of passion and commitment to same issues, one of which is work ethic. I only take off a few days per month, I think I had 4 in August and only have 2 or 3 days off in September. And on those days I was sneaking work calls while my wife wasn't looking and returning messages on my phone 'til the wee hours. The President doesn't need me to remind the world that he never takes a day off. I had the privilege of seeing that up close and personal at the White House last spring when he spent half of a holiday working away while his family took care of his personal commitments. Thanks though for keeping the Minnesota love flowing and for putting me in such great company.
Nice to see Minnesota's best-known culinary celebrity take the high road with a response that stays on point and away from personal attacks, isn't it?


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17 comments
jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler topcommenter

At first I was expecting some lame one liner, but I have a little more respect for that guy on bizarre foods!

Sarah Saarela
Sarah Saarela

Andrew, You crack me up! I watch you you religiously, but your TMJ over the mike bugs me......

Dave Molnar
Dave Molnar

This I like. Zimmern is cool and T-Paw is operating so far over his head he's gotten dumber for lack of oxygen.

Dave Molnar
Dave Molnar

This I like. Zimmern is cool and T-Paw is operating so far over his head he's gotten dumber for lack of oxygen.

Nicholas S. Goers
Nicholas S. Goers

Clarence... If Andrew Zimmern is promoting healthy eating, what is he doing wrong?

Blueskymgmt
Blueskymgmt

Pawlenty is a legend in his own mind,and can you believe his book title,Courage to Stand,he is a huge black eye for our Minnesota,he's a joke,take from the poor give to the rich Republican..................Rock on Andrew Zimmern love your show!

bear01
bear01

Someone would be wise to remind Pawlenty that the previous president (a REPUBLICAN) took 3x as many vacation days in his first term as President Obama.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Republicans are such losers.  The only way they can out debate Obama is to put a chair on stage and have a senile old man have a fake arguement with him. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @bear01 Have you watched the RNC?   You think facts will sway these lying insane people who have arguements with chairs?

keny1
keny1

 @MicheleBachmann But Republicans make so much more money than Democrats.  How are they "losers"?

 

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