That Guardian reporter who did a hatchet job on Alabama is now in Mississippi, according to Mac Thomason and Lee Ann at Spinsters.com. All I can say is God help us if he ever comes to Texas. Molly Ivins once wrote about how, for a visit from Queen Elizabeth, we should acknowledge our true selves and greet her with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, the Kilgore Rangerettes, the entire Texas Legislature, and so on. Of course, she meant that fondly. I suspect Mr. Engel would fail to see the humor.
Should Mr. Engel set his sights on our home state, I'll suggest that Lyle Lovett sing a slightly modified version of his song for him:
"That's right, you're not from Texas
And it's fine with us if you stay that way"