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  •  Speaking as (4.00)
    someone from Austin, Texas, let me tell you all something:


    Ann Richards was a fluke and only got elected because the GOP candidate, Clayton Williams was about as offensive and stupid as a buffoon can get. He embodied the term "gaffe" and he still barely lost to Richards.

    You entrenched partizan Dems need to pull your heads out of your asses. A stiff suit and tie fella like Bell might make an ok governor, might even be a nice guy, but he's got about as good of a chance to win the race as Kerry did to win the state last time around.

    Friedman is the only viable alternative in the current political climate here. And let me tell you folks, it is HOT. Perry sucks and people know it, but that doesn't mean that they're gonna fawn over the latest sacrificial Dem who looks like he's straight out of DC.

    Don't fret so much about Friedman's seemingly "right of Perry" comments, as governor he can do very little in that way, the lieutenant governor has most of the power in the Lone Star State. Kinky would be a figurehead at most, but someone in tune with the University at best. That's where Friedman could shine, the governor of Texas selects the board of regents for the University of Texas system. At current they are stodgy, archaic-thinking Perry cronies who donated heavily to his and Bush's last two campaigns, and they've been royally fucking the student body at large in the ass with no lubrication for some time.

    As an atheist I can say the following in complete sincerity: shut the fuck up about the ten commandments and worry about real issues. If that's the lynchpin upon which you hang a candidate then you're no better than the radical right.

    Kinky for Guv!

    Why the Hell Not?

    "There's nothing new except for the history that you don't know."

    by krikkit4 on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 07:35:01 AM PDT

    •  entrenched? BWAAAHAHAHAHA... (none)
      look i love kinky.  the man's funny.  & anyone who can make "wussification" a word is a genius on par with, um, Shakespeare or Milton or, well, Kinky.

      & i don't put too much stock into his comments that make him appear hard right.  hell, i don't put much stock in anything he says.  you're not supposed to!

      BUUUUUUUT this isn't about Kinky.  it's about rebuilding the party.

      & if a man who broke the ethics truce between the Democratic & Republican Party isn't going to reform the party, then who is?

      you start from somewhere.  chris is not a dino & deserves our support.  

      this isn't about winning the elections.  it's about changing the party.

      & the best way to do that is to take it away from those who are entrenched.

      which i don't believe ANYONE at kos has ever been accused of.  & certainly not me.

    •  Hold my nose (none)
      Oh man, I'd have to really hold my nose to vote for Kinky.  Religion needs to stay out of our schools.  If he were to somehow finagle a way for school prayer... yeah, even non-denominational school prayer, it's still an opening and in 5 years, 10 years, whatever.. the radical religious right would be running the religion classes at schools.  It's a horrible precendent to get started, good intentions or no.

      But, yeah... you're probably right.  I'm so sick of the do-nothing Democrats.  Kinky would certainly come in here and shake things up.  He seems to have the right ideas otherwise... I just don't understand why people want religion in our schools.  It doesn't make a bit of sense to me.  Why don't we just keep the religion in the churches?  Why do we have to bring into the mandatory-attendance schools?  Why?  Why?

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