Sunday, September 24, 2006

Kinky still gaining ground, amazingly

Kinky Friedman, that outcast candidate for Texas governer, was recently interviewed by Tucker Carlson on MSNBC. I usually root for the underdog, and I've gotten a bit of traffic on the blog with my post on his campaign. I'm not a Texan, so my opinion doesn't really matter, but after watching the interview, I was not impressed. Here's a few reasons why.

Carlson asked Kinky what was the first thing he would do if he were elected. I think if he was as honest as he bills himself, he would have said "Smoke a joint." What he did say was that he would set up a phone line so that Texans could call him without being screened. Okay, that should help.

Next, he wants to legalize gambling in Texas casinos, or something to that effect. I wasn't aware gambling wasn't legal in Texas (it's everywhere, it seems) so he can lower property taxes and fund education. I believe gambling costs society more in the long run with the problems it fuels when people gamble irresponsibly, or is "gamble irresponsibly" an oxymoron? Just my opinion, but hey, it's my blog.

Next, he held up his middle finger to show off his Indian ring (I guess the tribes have something to do with the gambling) and flipped off the camera. He thought that was cute, as did Tucker Carlson, whom we've already discussed is pretty lame.

Anyway, we can sleep better tonight knowing Kinky is "winning over" Tucker, as Tucker, ever the objective journalist, said in the interview. Like football, though, maybe Tucker is MSNBC's "color commentator." He's pretty sad, whatever he is.

With Ann Richards' death recently, Texas really lacks a colorful governor or ex-governor and Kinky is that. I'm just not sure with all the problems we face in America that more color is what Texas needs right now. Just my two cents.

1 comment:

Gwen said...

Hello Two Dogs~

Can't really comment on your post as I am 1) from NJ and 2) Don't talk politics. Buuuutttt, I saw your link on dry blog and wanted to stop by and say hello.

Have a great 24,
G~