To repeat: Dump Kinky.

October 30th, 2006

Thanks to a friend who pointed me to Charles Kuffner’s post about it, I can point you to an open letter from an erstwhile Kinky Friedman supporter. The whole thing (and its addendum) is good reading, but I’d like to pull this out for special attention:

Listen folks, I was a true believer. I’ve played benefits for Kinky. I knew about the campaign months before it was publicly announced. I (among others) suggested him for the keynote addresses at more than one music festival. I’ve blogged about him. I talked him up. I made phone calls on his behalf. I “saved myself” for the campaign and signed the petition.

He had two years to get his act together and study the issues and formulate policy. He didn’t. And he does not deserve my vote.

‘How hard can it be?’ indeed. Apparently too hard for the Kinkster.

If the Kinky campaign wants to make a difference and be more than a laughingstock, it can pull out of the race now and endorse Chris Bell — and the then-former candidate can spend the last two weeks of the season campaigning his ass off for Chris Bell.

Amen. Texas deserves better — better than Friedman, better than another term of Rick Perry.

Chris Bell for Governor.

2 Responses to “To repeat: Dump Kinky.”

  1. ac Says:

    I couldn’t agree more with the open letter and your previous comments, Tim. A couple weeks ago I watched a debate between the four major gubernatorial candidates, and witnessed how little Mr. Friedman understood the important policy issues at stake. He simply waxed on about Sam Houston and the Austin “politicans.” In that debate, the admittedly mediocre Rick Perry and Chris Bell came off as the most articulate and intelligent. Ms. Strayhorn brought up a very distant third.

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