Newspaper article MinnPost.com

'Bizarre Foods' Star Andrew Zimmern Takes Offense at Pawlenty's Snide Vacation Reference

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

'Bizarre Foods' Star Andrew Zimmern Takes Offense at Pawlenty's Snide Vacation Reference

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Andrew Zimmern, the Minnesota-based food writer and star of the "Bizarre Foods" cable television show, isn't happy at former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's reference to his work habits in Wednesday night's RNC speech.

"Where are you getting your facts?" Zimmern asked of Pawlenty.

In his stand-up routine of attacks on President Obama, Pawlenty tried to be funny with the line:

"The president takes more vacations than that guy on the 'Bizarre Foods' show."

On his blog today, Zimmern, showing some satirical restraint, goes after Pawlenty:

"Hey, thanks Tim Pawlenty!"

"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? …

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