Monday, March 13, 2006

Goin' For Kinky

I am throwing my support for Governor of Texas to Kinky Friedman. I doubt very seriously that an independent can win the Governors office although it did work for Jesse Ventura up north.

It would be nice for someone with a sense of humor to win the office. After the administration of Rick Perry, the office desperately needs an infusion of humor. Rick Perry has all the humor of a Preperation H commericial.

Kinky Friedman is funny. His books and albums are a testament to his humor. Add to that his band is named 'The Texas Jewboys' and it sets the fact in stone. Although that is reason enough for me to support this candidate, something happened recently that pushed me over the edge in supporting this candidate. He takes being busted with humor and grace without any beating around the bush.

Saturday, in a Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Dallas, Kinky was caught openly breaking the states open container law. There he was riding in the parade with his trademark black hat on, a cigar in one hand, and a can of beer in the other. A spokeswoman for Friedman acknowledged that the candidate drank from a can of Guinness handed to him during the parade.

When asked point blank about the incident, Kinky didn't dodge the question or backtrack like a normal politician such as Tom DeLay, Dick Cheney, or Bill Clinton. He stood his ground and earned my deep respect. He simply stated, " Guinness is the drink that kept the Irish from taking over the world. It would be unthinkable not to have a Guinness during a St. Patrick's Day parade. In fact, it would be spiritually wrong."

If that isn't reason enough then anyone named Kinky is bound to get my vote just for his names sake. Hell, if he had a running mate named Perverted, they would probably get my vote for President and Vice-President.

27 comments:

Mimi said...

I would give him my vote!

Vic said...

Anyone named Kinky...come on! He's my man!

Seriously though, the guy is funny, but he strangely makes some sense too. One of my classes this semester has taken up money to buy one of Kinky's "No Teacher Left Behind" shirts for our professor. Seriously.

Green Eyes said...

Wow, a someone that didn't dodge the facts with a bunch a crap. How damn refreshing!

Being Irish, a Guiness is a requirement on St. Patty's!

Bruce said...

If I lived in Texas, I'd vote for Kinky; I love the guy. In fact, I may vote for him anyway. Just don't tell the Texas state electoral board. ;)

:P fuzzbox said...

mimi: Thanks.

vic: He does make a lot of sense. Which is probably why he won't get elected.

green eyes: Have a Happy St. Patty's. It is on a Friday this year which should make for a memorable one.

bruce: With all the new voting machine troubles, it shouldn't be hard to slip a few through.

ozymandiaz said...

Aw man, I always the those prep H commercials were a gas, of course that may have to do witht he time my father mistook a tube of it for toothpaste.
Got to love the name and the reasoning; "Guinness is the drink that kept the Irish from taking over the world." What a riot.

phred said...

Rick Perry suffers from chronic hangover syndrome.
Looks to me like Kinky is a little more able to handle the rigors of political office.
He gets my vote.

April said...

Kinky and Perverted...now that'd be a team I could get behind!

:P fuzzbox said...

ozy: He does have the gift of gab.

phred: Perry does always looks like he is suffering from something. I just have always thought it was irratable bowel syndrome.

april: Probably better to be behind them rather than in front of them ;)

angel, jr. said...

Now see, why can't more politicians be like him. .He was straightforward and funny at the same time.

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Laurie said...

I have never heard of him, but he sounds just fine by me and not just because of his name ;-)

Guiness... that sounds really good right about now. Even though I just woke up, haha..

Bruce said...

The only problem I can see Kinky having is that he's friends with Imus.

Ranea said...

One day the Irish will take over the world! Kinky's got my Irish/Texan vote:)

:P fuzzbox said...

angel jr: He is one of a kind.

red: I visited your blog. I am sorry that I do not know your language but I was very impressed with your template. Thanks so much for visiting and your kind words.

laurie: Guinness qualifies as a breakfast beverage doesn't it.

bruce: Some of his ideas are a tad bit radical but some of his ideas make a lot of sense.

ranea: Not as long as they keep brewing Guinness ;)

guerrilla blogger said...

he has it going on, and kinda reminds me of Tom Robbins....if Tom Robbins ever ran, i would actually vote...

Keshi said...

Kinky n Perverted will make a nice 'Vice' team ;-)

Keshi.

siren said...

Being funny and straightforward would make him the anti-politician, wouldn't it? I bet politicians everywhere are praying he doesn't win.

I would vote for him solely on the fact that I like his hat. It's nice. And that's generally about as serious as I get on politics :)

phlegmfatale said...

Yup, Kinky has my vote, for sure! It will be an interesting race, to say the least. Long may he wave!

Metal Mark said...

I hate politics and avoid them like a Winger album, but this guy does sound interesting at least.

Shay said...

he really said that?
whoa

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:P fuzzbox said...

gb: Are you still running?

keshi: You make vice sound so nice :)

pf: We certainly need a man like Kinky in Austin. And thanks Maam, I 'pershate ya!

mm: But Kip had such great hair!!!

shay: Yep, he said it. Witty fellow, ain't he?

David Amulet said...

Too bad they probably won't even let him in the debates, even though a debate with Guinness would be much more fun to watch.

-- david

:P fuzzbox said...

He'd whup their ass! The Texas political process is generelly a comedy of errors and bullshit anyway. Nice to see some intentional humor on the campaign trail.

Perplexio said...

Illinois is the same way, Fuzzbox. Except not only do we have our own laughable crackpots, we've been known to import them from other states (Alan Keyes was imported from Maryland to run against Barack Obama).

:P fuzzbox said...

Kinky is an import but he is an excellent find. I think he has been here since the '70's though so the assimilation process is pretty complete.