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The next governor of Texas?
June 30, 2005 7:43 AM   Subscribe

Kinky for governor!
posted by xowie (24 comments total)

 
I'm voting for him.

But I think crash or someone already posted the kinkyforgoverner website, so you might get a doublepost callout.

Still, I'm voting for Kinky!
posted by dios at 7:46 AM on June 30, 2005


Nonsense. RTFA, y'all.
posted by xowie at 7:49 AM on June 30, 2005


MetaFilter has been Kinky for a while already.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:18 AM on June 30, 2005


I read the Observer in print first thing every morning its delieverd to my office. Robert Wilonsky is always a read for me.

And: http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/
posted by dios at 8:20 AM on June 30, 2005


." He will say things like "I'm for the little fellers, not the Rockefellers." He will inform you that people are tired "of the choice between paper and plastic." He will explain that the Capitol building in Austin is seven feet taller than our nation's Capitol, but that ours "was built for giants, and instead it's inhabited by midgets."

interesting strategy: be glibber then the glib idiots running things. Texas is pretty far from Minnesota, will the 'don't vote for crazy outsiders' lesson?
posted by delmoi at 9:16 AM on June 30, 2005


Still, any man who could propose "How hard can it be?" as his slogan for a campaign for Texas Governor would get my vote (except there's no way I could live there).
posted by mmahaffie at 9:22 AM on June 30, 2005


." He will say things like "I'm for the little fellers, not the Rockefellers." He will inform you that people are tired "of the choice between paper and plastic." He will explain that the Capitol building in Austin is seven feet taller than our nation's Capitol, but that ours "was built for giants, and instead it's inhabited by midgets."

interesting strategy: be glibber then the glib idiots running things. Texas is pretty far from Minnesota, will the 'don't vote for crazy outsiders' lesson?

His border plan is a litter racist, though:

Friedman insists that the campaign, not yet out of its bassinet, has invigorated and inspired him. For hours he pitches proposals that land somewhere between crackpot and genius. There's one called The Five Mexican Generals, which he insists would stem the flow of Mexicans illegally crossing the Texas border. The plan is simple: Divide the Texas-Mexico border into five districts, appoint a Mexican general to guard each, keep $1 million in a bank account for each official and then dock the accounts for every immigrant who slips across the border.

Uh huh, and how much are they going to lose in lawsuits by illegaly detaning mexican citizens excersizing their constitutional right to leave their country whenever they want to?
posted by delmoi at 9:23 AM on June 30, 2005


Texas is pretty far from Minnesota, will the 'don't vote for crazy outsiders' lesson?

What the?
posted by papakwanz at 9:29 AM on June 30, 2005


Kinky is a step up for Texas governors. They're used to perverts.
posted by nofundy at 10:49 AM on June 30, 2005


"Don't think of it as supporting their economy. Think of it as burning their crops."

--Kinky (speaking to Bill Clinton!) on Cuban cigars
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 12:19 PM on June 30, 2005


Texas is pretty far from Minnesota, will the 'don't vote for crazy outsiders' lesson?

Kinky's a Texan born and raised. He's a crazy insider.
posted by jonmc at 1:08 PM on June 30, 2005


delmoi writes "His border plan is a litter racist, though:"

How is this racist, he's just proposing paying the Mexican's to keep their people in Mexico.
posted by Mitheral at 1:36 PM on June 30, 2005


"When George W. was governor, we executed a man every two weeks on average," Friedman says. "I want to put an end to that. I hate for you to have to hear this from a Jew, but what would Jesus do about this? Would Jesus be interested in these men's death or their salvation? That's what you've got to ask yourself if you're a Christian."

The Kinkster makes regular appearances at the bookstore where I work (some photos here), and he's always a crowd-pleaser. He hangs out with Willie Nelson, writes songs like "They Don't Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore", and claims Mark Twain as one of his personal heroes. What's not to like?
posted by gigawhat? at 1:42 PM on June 30, 2005


How is this racist, he's just proposing paying the Mexican's to keep their people in Mexico.

Which is assumes that mexican generals are so corrupt they will illegaly detain their own citizens if you pay them enough. I mean, yeah technicaly race is just a social construct so nothing can be truly "racist" but if "black" can be a race, so can "mexican" in American society.
posted by delmoi at 3:12 PM on June 30, 2005


Given how scattered the left is, compared to the "Republican" media machine, I sometimes think "our" only real hope is someone who's charismatic as all hell, and actually has some integrity.

How did Jesse's stint in Minnesota wind up, anyway?

Been a Kinky fan for lotta years- this has totally cheered me up.
posted by randomosity at 3:57 PM on June 30, 2005


I just wrote a letter to the editor about the use of the word "jewboy" in the headline. It made me so angry.
posted by Specklet at 4:44 PM on June 30, 2005


I just wrote a letter to the editor about the use of the word "jewboy" in the headline. It made me so angry.

Specklet, Kinky (a jew born in Palestine, texas on Halloween) calls his band "The Texas Jewboys." It's an inside joke.
posted by jonmc at 4:45 PM on June 30, 2005


Yeah, Specklet, it's a shorthand term for Jewish Cowboy, and Kinky imposed the title on himself.

And wow, dios and I are going to vote for the same person? Wonders really don't cease.
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:10 PM on June 30, 2005


I was telling my mom the other day that she should vote for Kinky. She started complaining that he had no experience in government and had never held an elected office before. It was at that point I suggested she read Bush's biography. He didn't have any political experience either, aside from shilling for his dad. Not that I think that will change her mind about not voting for Kinky.

I'm going to vote for him. He can't possibly do any worse than the last few idiots we have had, and I don't see anyone stepping forward that I like better.
posted by Orb at 5:31 PM on June 30, 2005


Kinky imposed the title on himself.

Oh.
posted by Specklet at 5:39 PM on June 30, 2005


You can probably find an illegal download of his song "Ride 'Em, Jewboy" on the intarweb somewhere. Good song.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:03 PM on June 30, 2005


Oh HELL yes I'm voting Kinky for governor! He's the wild man from Borneo and he's my hero.
posted by PuppyCat at 6:36 PM on June 30, 2005


Ah - another pop wannabe
posted by TimothyMason at 12:38 AM on July 1, 2005


He'll be on Booktv on Sunday and Monday.
posted by IndigoJones at 11:01 AM on July 1, 2005


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