Popovers As Political Strategy

Rick Perry, pre-popover
Rick Perry, pre-popover Photo: Brandon Thibodeaux/Getty Images

Presidential hopeful Rick Perry hit the campaign trail in New Hampshire recently and made a stop into a restaurant called Popovers on the Square. Popovers have always seemed vaguely French to us (all those eggs!), but it seems like a harmless enough political stop, right? Well, when someone asked the candidate about his stance on Social Security (specifically about maybe calling it unconstitutional), ABC News says Perry “stuffed a generous piece of popover in his mouth” and reportedly said “I’ve got a big mouthful … I’m sorry, sweetheart.” [Note/ABC News via Gastropoda/Twitter]