Allen Matusow is in the midst of a distinguished career -- he's the director of academic affairs at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy; he's written such tomes as Nixon's Economy: Boom, Busts, Dollars and Votes and The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s; and he's been quoted approvingly in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times and cited in books and studies for years.
So he's done pretty good for himself, we guess. But it wasn't until today that he hit a career peak: Reviewing the Jonas Brothers in concert.
The Houston Press needed someone to review Sunday's concert. Paul Krugman, Robert Caro and George Schultz were all unavailable.
Luckily, we had an in: Matusow is the father of Press associate editor Cathy Matusow. And there was a 10-year-old granddaughter involved who was a really, really big Jonas Brothers fan.
So we got the review. And Matusow finally got something worthwhile to put on his resume.
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