Kinky For Gov! (Updated)


As an antidote to the previous post, we offer this exciting news to any of our Texas readers–assuming we have any, which I personally wouldn’t bet an old shoe on–for action and to the rest of you for entertainment. Via ‘adrienne’ at Martinimade, we discover that one of our favorite people in the whole world is running for Gov of Texas in 2006: Kinky Friedman.

Kinky Friedman, who became infamous for heading the only Jewish country music band, I think, in history, Kinky and the Texas Jewboys, which was also the only group ever to do an Austin City Limits that was banned from broadcast; Kinky Friedman, who wrote such classic country ditties as ‘Shield of Abraham’ and ‘Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed’; Kinky Friedman, who once ran for mayor of his hometown, Kerrville, TX, on the slogan ‘I’ll Keep Us Out of War with Fredricksburg’ (the town next door); Kinky Friedman, who pioneered such unforgettable catch-phrases as: ‘Hold the weddin!’, ‘Taking a Nixon’, and ‘I like It here’; Kinky Friedman, author of a string of murder mysteries featuring–ta da!–himself (who else) as the detective but even more interesting, populated by fictive versions of old friends like Don Imus and Willie Nelson. Imagine him as the Gov of Texas. It’s almost too delicious for words.

Visit his ‘Campaign Store’, where items like these–

Bumper Stickers T-Shirts

–are cheerfully coughed up for sale, apparently to the Best Reasonable Offer.

I think he’s missing one good bet for a slogan. How’s this: ‘Get Revenge for W–Move to Texas and Vote Kinky!’ Huh?

Update: He lost.

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