Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Texans Love The Kinkster, And The Kinkster Loves Texans. You've Got A Lovefest Going On Here

Great story in the strib today: Apparently some guy in Texas has decided that he wants to follow Jesse Ventura's footsteps and be elected governor, despite his total lack of qualification. Who better to help him fundraise than Jesse himself?
The candidate is the crazy guy with the beard. No, not the one sitting down and laughing at the standing whacko. That's the former pro wrestler who led our state for 4 years. Our man is the fella in the black cowboy hat and flowing trenchcoat, stoagie clenched between his teeth, giving a ridiculous, fist-pumping gesture. His name? Kinky Friedman.

Oh, it gets better: he has possibly the greatest backstory of all time. From the Trib article:
"He first gained fame as front man for the Texas Jewboys band by penning such satirical songs as 'Get Your Biscuts in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed' and 'They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore.'
By the 1980s, burned out from too many years of ingesting illegal drugs, he retired to his Texas ranch and began an even more successful career, writing comic mystery novels that feature a musician-turned-detective named Kinky Friedman."

That is unbelieveably sweet. Also, he seems to have based his campaign around a series of one-liners, with such mottos as "How hard can it be?" and "I can't screw things up worse than they already have," and statements like "I support gay marriage. They have every right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

Jesse is quoted as saying "Minnesotans had the courage to elect an Independent...Do Texans have the guts to elect this guy?" To me, this suggests that Friedman will be pursuing a Stephen Colbert type campaign, challenging voters to do the manly thing and vote this maniac into office. C'mon, vote for the crazy guy; what's the matter, don't have the BALLS?

But this is Texas, so it could work. What's more, Ventura suggested that if Friedman doesn't win, Minnesota is manlier, and I just don't think Texas could deal with that.

Fingers crossed everybody!

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3 Comments:

At 1:24 PM, September 27, 2006, Blogger Kid C said...

I couldn't bear the idea of a post this funny getting zero comments.

 
At 5:35 PM, September 27, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

Aw, thanks erik.

 
At 5:37 PM, September 27, 2006, Blogger Kid C said...

I do what I can.

 

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