Thursday, June 22, 2006

Friedman Makes November Governor Ballot in Texas

Yahoo!Texas voters have made history by placing independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman on the November ballot, the state announced today.

Friedman, the author-singer-humorist making his first try for state office, had submitted 169,574 signatures. His campaign said today that more than 137,000 signatures were certified.

Voters will see their widest field of hopefuls for governor since Democratic Gov. Dolph Briscoe won a second term by trouncing GOP nominee Jim Granberry. La Raza Unida, American and Socialist Party candidates trailed.

The Texas record for candidates on the gubernatorial ballot is six, last reached in 1932 when Miriam "Ma" Ferguson won her second term as the state's first female governor..

Robert Marbut, a lecturer in political science at Texas State University and the University of Texas-San Antonio, said he could not recall previous instances in American politics of two major-party candidates for governor facing high-profile independent or third-party opponents.

"This is going to be a very weird election," Marbut said. "This is going to be probably the most interesting election in Texas history and maybe the most interesting governor's race in the history of the United States."


Check out and send the guy five bucks.
You may not be from Texas, but you know damn good and well you'd vote for him if you were.
Help a Texas Jewboy out.
It's our way of telling the world we're sorry about sending you George W. Bush.


Holly in Cincinnati said...

Glad to hear Kinky made it!

What about Jesse Ventura?

BigSis said...

Yeehaw. Can't wait for Texans to make fools of ourselves again. Carol Strayhorn wants to be on the ballet as "Grandma Strayhorn."

I'm done with the D's and the R's because they're in cahoots. Its Independent candidates for me. How could anyone possibly be any more of a screwed up jackass than the bastard we made President?

Karen Zipdrive said...

That old whore Grandma should be forced to use all her names: Keyton McClellan Rhylander Strayhorn-just to show what a fuck-up she was at marriage and breeding.
She's that pudgy faggot Scotty McClellan's mother, and if that ain't a fuck up, I don't know what is.

Me, too re: both parties. Fuck both of them- we need some spines and brains instead of these pimps and whores in the federal government.

dusty said...

Fuck yeah I will send him five bucks..maybe 10!

I love the last line :p

Lulu Maude said...

From what I've read about Texas politics via Molly and Jim, it seems only right to have a guy named Kinky for your governor.

Good luck!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Lulu, you'd love Kinky. He'll say anything and couldn't care less how people react.
His main initiative will be "no teacher left behind," funded in part by legalized casino gambling in Texas.
It's about damned time.