Humorist Kinky Friedman endorses Rick Perry

Country music singer and humorist, Kinky Friedman, who lost the governor’s race to Perry despite having the superior campaign slogan (“Kinky Friedman: Why the Hell Not?”), has now endorsed Rick Perry for president. Although under no circumstances should you take Kinky’s advice on, well, anything — nobody in Texas thinks he can distinguish his hat from a hole in the ground — you should read his column in Texas Monthly and most everything else he writes because he’s very funny.

But a warning is needed about R-rated content. My nephews read this blog from time to time, for one thing, and they are so easily scarred. So I’m instructing them not to read Kinky’s Texas Monthly piece because of a couple of racy sentences contained therein. Got that guys? Instead, why don’t you check out this fascinating little item about liquidity traps. (This will work. Won’t it?). In any event, here’s a G-rated excerpt from Kinky’s bit, leaving out the funnier (but less family-friendly) parts:

I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in Rick Perry’s hair. Yet, simply put, Rick Perry and I are incapable of resisting each other’s charm. He is not only a good sport, he is a good, kindhearted man, and he once sat in on drums with ZZ Top. A guy like that can’t be all bad. When I ran for governor of Texas as an independent in 2006, the Crips and the Bloods ganged up on me. When I lost, I drove off in a 1937 Snit, refusing to concede to Perry. Three days later Rick called to give me a gracious little pep talk, effectively talking me down from jumping off the bridge of my nose. Very few others were calling at that time, by the way. Such is the nature of winning and losing and politicians and life. . . .

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About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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