When you come gunning for Texas brisket and you’re a mouthpiece for one of our states biggest right wing think tanks you might better dig your heels in cause there’s going to be one hell of a backlash. What was Texas Public Policy Foundation spokesman David Guenthner thinking when he had this to say when speaking of Texas professors and their research?

“You can talk about the double helix on one end of the spectrum, but on the other end of the spectrum you have the professor who does the study on Texas barbecue.”

One imagines he’s talking about University of Texas professor Elizabeth Engelhart and her book: “Republic of Barbecue: Stories Beyond The Brisket”,

Coming out against Texas barbecue doesn’t seem like the best move for a politico in the Great State.

The foundation [ partially funded by proceeds from Gov. Perry’s book “Fed Up” ] recently released “Seven Breakthrough Solutions,” regarding our state’s higher education system.

They raise some interesting issues: after all fewer than three in 10 Texas college students graduate in four years while average per semester cost has risen by more than 70% since 2003.

Obviously our performance could be better but let’s leave barbecue out of the current funding mess shall we?

And please show some support for Professor Engelhart and higher education in the great state of Texas by purchasing her treatise on Central Texas barbecue.

Link here:

http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Barbecue-Stories-Beyond-Brisket/dp/0292719981

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