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Kinky Friedman Saves Texas

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Back from my root canal. Everything went okay, thanks for all the cards & letters.

Anyway, came back to find that noted author and songwriter Kinky Friedman, famous for such classic tunes as “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Any More,” has announced that he is running for governor of Texas as an independent.

He says that he wants to move into the governor’s mansion “because I need the closet space.”

“Don’t worry about my lack of experience,” he says. “Trust me. I’m a Jew. I’ll hire good people.”

On the subject of the death penalty, Friedman notes, “I’m not anti-death penalty. I’m anti-the wrong guy getting executed. Two thousand years ago we executed an innocent man named Jesus Christ and we don’t want to make another mistake like that.”

That ought to give Texas fundies something to chew on.

Kinky is also the self-professed “Ghandi-like figure of the Utopian Animal Rescue Ranch“, where he play spiritual leader to 63 dogs, 22 horses, 3 donkeys, 9 pigs, 2 goats, 15 chickens, 11 cats, 2 turkeys, and a rooster named Alfred Hitchcock. We here at Poodle Ranch give him our heartfelt encouragement for that reason alone.

Kinky’s entry into the race should provide a welcome respite to the choking bullshit likely to be doled out by probable Republican candidate and Enron buddy Kay Bailey Hutchinson. We wish him well, and urge anyone who wants to support his campaign or find out more about his platform to visit him here.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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