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The Politics of Eating BBQ

texas-ribs-bbq-150.jpgLast week, President Obama made an "unscheduled" stop at Clinton barbecue restaurant Texas Ribs & BBQ. Today, Washington Post barbecue guy Jim Shahin interviews the owner and members of the staff about the visit and dabbles in some political analysis. Calling the move "a political two-fer," Shahin writes, "Nobody is saying that if you eat at a local barbecue joint, you’ll win an election, and Maryland is a Democratic state that went handily for Obama in 2008. But if you’re looking for a photo op, there are few places better than at a joint that serves the people’s food." [WaPo]

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