24 June 2006
The Future’s Bright but the Future’s Probably not Kinky
It has now been confirmed that country singer turned crime novelist Richard (Big Dick) “Kinky” Friedman was been officially validated the independent candidate in the Texas gubernatorial race. He joins the three other candidates (Democrat, Libertarian and Independent Carole Strayhorn) who are seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Rick Perry. A recent Zogby poll shows Kinky on 17.5%, well behind Perry’s 40% rating.
With the anti-Republican vote being split several ways there seems little chance of the Kinkster emulating Jesse Ventura’s shock win in Minnesota a few years ago but as a lover of his books and someone who still sniggers when he plays Get Your Biscuits in the Oven (and Your Buns in the Bed) I wish him well!