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Kinky Friedman Running For Governor Again

Posted in News with tags , , , on April 12, 2009 by 30daysout


Readin’ the paper the other day, I came across some of the best news I’ve seen there in quite a while.  Kinky Friedman is planning to run for governor again, it said, and he is going to begin campaigning soon for the 2010 gubernatorial election.  Well.  Even though his last governor’s race wasn’t nearly as entertaining as I thought it would be, it still had its moments.  One of the best: Kinky’s campaign slogan “Why The Hell Not?”

You can see some of those in the new documentary film, Along Came Kinky, which chronicles his 2006 campaign (Kinky only got about 13 percent of the vote, placing a distant third or fourth behind incumbent Rick Perry).  This time he says he’s going to run as a Democrat, because he can’t afford to be a Republican.  Friedman also says he is opposed to the death penalty, in favor of pay raises for teachers and wants to improve health care.

Friedman has been a Texas hero since the early 1970s, when he pillaged the country with his band the Texas Jewboys.  He’s also a mystery author of some note, and a regular columnist in the magazine Texas Monthly.  We will occasionally offer updates on how Kinky’s doin’ with his governor’s race, today we give you some music – including the special campaign song from 2006, performed by Great American Mojo Nixon.

MP3: “Rapid City, South Dakota” by Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys

MP3: “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore” by Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys

MP3: “Kinky” by Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys

MP3: “Kinky Is Everywhere” by Mojo Nixon

Along Came Kinky … Texas Jewboy For Governor official website

Kinky Friedman official website