Monday, May 15, 2006

Independent Candidate For Governor Shows Strong Support

No. Not in Wisconsin.

In Texas where Kinky Friedman turned in petitions for his candidacy showing 169,574 signatures. Those will be checked to make sure that there are 46,000 signatures from registered voters who did not vote in the partisan primaries in April.

Texas Comptroller Carole Keaton Strayhorn (Scott McClellan's Mom) turned in 101 boces of petitions for her independent candidacy as well.
“As our staff is beginning to consolidate and organize all of the petitions that
Ms. Strayhorn turned in yesterday, we have consolidated her 101 boxes (of
petitions) down to 12,” says Scott Haywood, communications director for the
Secretary of State’s office. Haywood is not sure what the agency will do with
the leftover cartons (all 101 delivered Tuesday were slapped with Strayhorn
bumper stickers). He made it clear that Strayhorn did not fill boxes to the
brim. “If she had not been so hungry for media attention, we would not have had
to waste time consolidating her petitions into a more usable format. By trying
to get a bigger play in the media, she has made the process more time-consuming
for our office.”
It should be a lively race in Texas this Summer.

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1 comment:

Kinky is Awesome said...

Kinky "Gets It" About Political Correctness

Kinky is a genius. With all the politicians in Texas acting like officers in the political correctness police, Kinky promisses to "de-wussify Texas."

According to a recent story in the Austin American Statesman, Kinky is smart enough to realize "the more people I offend, the more people will like me."

Here are some other gems from that story:

"That's the problem with politicians; they don't want to offend anybody. In so doing, though, they offend all of us." Friedman later questioned any conflict between cracking wise and delivering a message voters weigh seriously. "I'm not a politician," he said. "I'm a compassionate redneck; relate to me different than these guys or you won't get accurate results."


In a November CNBC interview, for instance, he was pressed on a line in his 1987 novel, "A Case of Lone Star," comparing New York to "a Negro talking to himself." Friedman said he saw nothing wrong and even said of sexual predators: "Throw them in prison and throw away the key and make them listen to a Negro talking to himself." Video excerpts appeared online on the Burnt Orange Report, a pro-Democrat blog.

Good stuff. I saw the video, and it's hilarious! Check it out here: