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

Zimmern isn't letting T-Paw's dig slide.
Zimmern isn't letting T-Paw's dig slide.

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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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