“It’s really not a religious reason. When I was younger, someone said, ‘Here, try this,’ and handed me beer, and I smelled it, and I thought, Gee, that smells horrible. And they said, ‘Well, you have to develop a taste for it.’ When they said that, I said, ‘All of my senses tell me to reject it, but you’re telling me that I have to keep doing it over and over till I get to the point that I’m convincing myself that I enjoy it?’ Now, have I ever been tempted to break into a Krispy Kreme doughnut store in the middle of the night? Oh, yeah. God help us if I had a minibar stocked with cheesecake and chicken-fried steak. Dangerous.” – former governor of Arkansas and onetime presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, to the New York Times, on why (he claims) he’s never tasted alcohol, ever.
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