Campaign Diary: A Visit To Bush Country

Pickens County, S.C.

In every primary there is a moment of revelation, and in South Carolina mine came the day I grabbed my bags and jumped off George W. Bush's bus. Most media hacks listen to the same speech three times daily, delivered ad nauseam to the 2% of the population that shows up at political rallies. But this hack was curious about the other 98%, and so I wandered into coffeehouses and barbecue joints, and eventually I came upon a place the Zagat restaurant guide missed altogether--the Roadkill Grill.

Intuition told me there had to be such a place. It sits along Highway...

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