Monday, August 29, 2005

Vote for Kinky

I think I've just found my ideal candidate. I don't know anything about his views on the issues. I can't even vote for him. But damn, he just emanates coolness.

I'm referring to Kinky Friedman, Jewish writer and musician, who is running for governor of Texas. You can't help but vote for a candidate whose campaign slogan is "why the hell not?" And one of his policy arguments is "I'm a Jew, I'll hire good people."

If that's not enough of a reason to vote for him, he's friends with Willie Nelson. They're both biodiesel-obsessed (not necessarily a bad thing).

Of course, a Jewish candidate in Texas has about a snowball's chance in, well, Texas of winning. But that's beside the point.

And let's bask in the awesomeness of this campaign promise as well...

“If elected, I would ask Willie Nelson to be the head of the Texas Rangers and Energy Czar and Laura Bush to take charge of the Texas Peace Corps to improve education in the state. I’d ask my Palestinian hairdresser, Farouk Shami, to be Texas’ ambassador to Israel. We’ve worked together to create Farouk & Friedman olive oil. The oil comes from the Holy Land and all of the profits go to benefit Israeli and Palestinian children.”

So those of you who live in Texas - Mike, I'm looking at you - vote for this guy come 2006. Why the hell not?

2 comments:

Mike said...

Ideally, I won't still be a resident of Texas come 2006. However, if I am, I will very likely be voting for Kinky, as the other options will probably not be viable.

Andy said...

Is Willie Nelson really the right guy for government office? Up to now, we can only guess that politicians are stealing money. With him, there'd be no doubts.