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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Hidden Authoritarian




X-Gov: Kinky's racist tendencies
by kos

Mon Sep 25, 2006 at 04:44:53 PM PDT

The more we find out about Kinky Friedman, the crazier the notion is that any self-respecting Democrat might vote for him in Texas' bizarre four-way gubernatorial race.

Or here's some more examples, this time in audio:

"It's like what old Abraham Lincoln said once he sobered up, ya know... I freed the what?"

Or

"Yeah, reminds me of old Jimmy Carter's Christmas card that he sent to Khomeini some time ago that said 'Ho Ho Ho, the Niggers were the spies."

And there's this:

Then I come down to Houston, I went to a bowling alley. I couldn't go bowling, there were no bowling balls. The people here throw 'em all in the sea, thought they were nigger eggs...thought they were nigger eggs.

And here he is speaking of Katrina survivors in Texas:

"The musicians and artists have mostly moved back to New Orleans now. The crackheads and the thugs have decided to stay. They want to stay here. I think they got their hustle on, and we need to get ours," Kinky said.

This is not a serious man, and certainly not a serious candidate. There are people who think voting for him would be cute, like Jesse Ventura, but Kinky is no Jesse Ventura. Not even close.

This craziness has been getting wide media play in Texas. Kinky says his detractors just don't know humor when they see it. That this is political correctness run amok. Whatever. It seems clear that Kinky doesn't know when to turn this shit off. And he's supposedly running for governor of the second largest state (population-wise) in the country, not for Chief State Satirist.

In a four-way race, Chris Bell merely needs to bring home Democrats and he has a chance to pull it off. If Democratic defections went to a halfway decent alternative third party guy, it would be one thing (Texas Dems have been AWOL of late). But this racist gasbag?

On the web: Chris Bell for Governor

No, Jesse Ventura took his job and getting votes seriously.

Kinky Friedman is a racist. He can bullshit reporters, but he's racist. He ain't making those jokes to black audiences.

Anyone who think he's a joke: he's running for a real job. Dealing with real people.

Imagine if a Randall Dale Adams case came up with Governor Kinky in charge. He comes out with this racist, wingnut bullshit then, nobody would be laughing. One callous governor is enough.

posted by Steve @ 12:32:00 AM

12:32:00 AM

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