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Kinky Friedman may run again for Texas governor

February 11th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Kinky Friedman may run again for Texas governor

AUSTIN, Texas – Humorist and author Kinky Friedman is toying with another run for Texas governor, but if he does enter the race, he says he’s serious this time.

“I’m toning down the one-liners a bit. If I run, it’s going to be a serious run,” Friedman told The Associated Press on Tuesday, peppering the interview with one-liners.

Friedman said he learned some hard lessons from his fourth-place defeat in 2006 to Republican Rick Perry in a race with three political veterans.

He said he found out he couldn’t win as an independent and that he shouldn’t crack so many jokes. He’d rather run now with the help of a major party – the Democrats.

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Kinky Friedman may run again for Texas governor

I know a lot of folks are going to just laugh, Kinky WHO? I know a lot more that are going to actually give Kinky Friedman a serious look this time around. Kinky noted that Al Franken did well in his U.S. Senate run? Well, that might be a hangup for me. If he’s a supporter of that androgynous, no talent moonbat Al Franken, well, that’s taking his Democratic support a little too far.

I don’t have a problem with voting for a Democrat, that’s the luxury of being an Independent. Lets face it, given the current condition of the RNC, to quote Kinky, ‘Why the hell not?’. If a Democrat can better represent the state of Texas than a Republican, great, but there is NO WAY that Texas will support a Libber IDIOT or comedic buffoon! Texas WILL support a Democrat, if it’s one like the Democrats were back in the 60’s, back in the day before the Dems lost their solid support in the South by moving as far to the left, and as far away from Conservatism as possible.

During the 2006 campaign, Friedman said he would increase the number of National Guardsmen on the border from 1,500 to 10,000, fine companies for hiring illegal immigrants and require immigrants seeking jobs to apply for taxpayer identification cards and pass a background check.

Friedman knows the ‘hot button’ issues for Texans and even though it’s not in the news lately, even though most of the nation has apparently lost interest in the illegal immigration issue, folks in the border states haven’t. We are still being over-run by ILLEGALS here in Texas, and now it seems like no one cares.

I am NOT at all hung up on ‘party labels’, but Friedman will have to prove himself this time around. IF the RNC can rebuild, if Rick Perry can garner the nod from the Texas Republicans, if Kay Bailey Hutchison can keep her act together and take some sort of serious stance on border issues, Kinky will have his work seriously cut out for him. If ANY of them come out with a HARD stance for border security, that will be a giant issue for Texans.

Friedman needs to cut the ties with people like Willie Nelson and Jesse Ventura. Take the ‘circus‘ attitude out of the equation. Make this a SERIOUS race, make it about serious issues and address it professionally. You’re not auditioning for a role in some stage comedy, if you keep that in mind then you might have a chance. If you don’t, you become another footnote in Texas history, one that reads ‘also ran’.

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