Friday, May 12, 2006

Kinky's joke could be on ... who?



Kinky Friedman's joke campaign has landed him on the Texas gubernatorial ballot, and Democratic Party operative Paul Begala says it could assure the re-election of Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

Begala raised this shocking scenario with Friedman shill Don Imus, the New York-based radio host whose Imus in the Morning show is simulcast on MSNBC.

With Friedman and fellow independent and disaffected Republican Carol "The Mad Grandma" Strayhorn joining Democratic nominee Chris Bell on the ballot, the anti-Perry vote could get split three ways, Begala advised Imus.

It takes a political scientist with Begala's pedigree to tell us these things, so those political science degrees churned out at our nation's universities must be good for something.

So is the joke now on Friedman, the self-proclaimed Texas Jewboy? Or is it on Strayhorn? Or Bell? Someone please tell us.

6 comments:

Bill said...

If Rick Perry gets re-elected, the joke's on us.

Kevin said...

so those political science degrees churned out at our nation's universities must be good for something.

Bah! It's not true. :)

JD Allen said...

Well, Bill stole my comment, mostly, because I was going to say the joke is on us.

Granny Strayhorn is more SOS, little different from any other politico.

I don't like - actively - some of Kinky's early stances, most of which are out there in the ether somewhere because he wrote lots of them down in Texas Monthly.

But I'm voting for him anyhow, because it is interesting and fun to chunk a large metal piece into rotating equipment, just to see what breaks. If he wins, large pieces of stuff are going to be flying for a couple of years, at least.

After all, how hard can it be?

Duardo said...

...Kinky Friedman is Tiny Tim is William Hung is the Unknown Comic is Weird Al Yankovic is Boxcar Willie. A joke, in other words. Plus, who says it's time for a Jewish Texas governor? NOT OUR REDNECKS!

JD Allen said...

Boxcar Willie had some good tunes. I don't remember any, but I'm not a fan; I just heard he did. But please don't knock Weird Al. Who can forget his lyrical excellence - "get yourself and egg and beat it...", a classic for the ages.

I'm fairly pink around the gills, myself.

Anonymous said...

so those political science degrees churned out at our nation's universities must be good for something.

Stealing cabs from English majors.