New Yorker or not, everyone should know the right way to eat a classic New York slice by now. But apparently, Ohio governor John Kasich never got the memo.

CNN captured footage of the Republican candidate attacking his massive slice from Gino’s Pizzeria in Queens with a fork, rejecting the classic fold. In true political fashion, he had an excuse at the ready—but not a very good one. Kasich tells Good Morning America,

“Look, look, the pizza came scalding hot, okay? And so I use a little fork … You know what? My wife who is on spring break with my daughters said, “I’m proud of you. You finally learned how to use a utensil properly.”

Of course, Kasich is far from the first politician to pull a stunt like this. After all, New York’s own mayor, Bill de Blasio, was caught doing the same thing a couple years ago. He tried to defend his actions, stating in 2014, “I will continue to express my own culture in my own way and when I get a pizza like that, I’m going to eat with a knife and fork.” And who could forget when Donald Trump grabbed pizza with Sarah Palin, eating it with a knife and fork?

In other news, Trump defender and New Jersey governor Chris Christie appears to have some odd eating habits of his own. Christie was snapped pouring a small bag of M&Ms into a larger M&Ms box recently. Why? Christie tells local radio show Boomer & Carlton, “You get the box, you open the box, there’s a bag inside the box. Why they do it that way, I have no idea. But you open up the bag, pour the bag into the box. It’s easier.”

To be fair, the man’s got a point.

[via CNN, Good Morning America]