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2013-02-26 05:11:10 PM  
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whidbey: tnpir: Kinky Friedman can kiss my ass. It's his fault that Rick Perry won re-election in 2006.

You what now?

How did that happen?

There were four candidates: Perry, Democrat Chris Bell, Friedman, and Carole Keeton Strayhorn. The four of them had a couple of debates, and it became blatantly obvious that Friedman was "running" for governor solely for the purpose of amusing himself, inasmuch as he couldn't articulate a basic policy position on anything. As the election drew closer, it became very clear that Perry was in danger of losing to Bell.  Democrats (and Friedman is closer to a Democrat than a Republican) pleaded with Friedman to drop out and support Bell, seeing as how he (Friedman) had no chance of winning and Bell had a real shot at getting Perry, the suckiest suck who ever sucked at being governor, out.  Friedman refused. Perry won re-election with only 39%, and Texas does not provide for run-offs.

With Friedman out, easily 80% or more of his vote would have gone to Bell. And that would have been the margin of victory. But no, Kinky decided to keep going, trying to be funny and failing miserably, and farked the whole thing up.  The only good thing that came out of that election is that Perry was shown to be vulnerable inasmuch as 61% of Texans voted against him.  But then, of course, Bill White (a good candidate) ran a completely half-assed campaign against Perry in 2010 and got his ass kicked.

So yes, I believe that Kinky Friedman bears a lot of responsibility for Perry sticking around for the last 7 years.
2013-02-26 04:56:58 PM  
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findthefish: Don't blame me. I voted for Kinky

/any guy that starts off his day with coffee, cigar, a Lone Star beer and breakfast taco is OK in my book


/He ain't Kinky, he's^should be my governor.
2013-02-26 04:04:54 PM  
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Don't blame me. I voted for Kinky

/any guy that starts off his day with coffee, cigar, a Lone Star beer and breakfast taco is OK in my book
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