Dead rats or live maggots?

Politicians have to metaphorically swallow the odd dead rat, but literally swallowing live maggots would be a mouthful too far for most:

Eating a cricket may not have been too bad, it was the wriggling maggots Prime Minister John Key found hard to stomach.

Key was “briefly” and “incognito” in the audience at television survival star Bear Grylls live show in Auckland last night, along with son Max and wife Bronagh.

“He (Grylls) got me up on stage, and I had to eat a cricket, but the worst came when he gave me a huhu grub with … live maggots that were wriggling down the back of my throat,” Key told TVNZ’s Breakfast programme. . .

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