The Liberal Country Music Fan

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Liberal Superhero: Jewboy Kinky Friedman

Country music star of the 1970s and independent Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman (iTunes) made a stop at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) last week. During his speech, he outlined an impressive platform, revealing that he is:

* in support of biodiesel (and Willie Nelson being his energy advisor)
* pro gay marriage
* considers improving education a top priority
* against special interests
* in support of appointing people with relevant experience to top posts
* against partisan rhetoric (obviously)

His speech was filled with great one-liners including:

* On energy independence: “The Saudis are playing the jukebox, and the Americans are just dancing to the tune.”
* On gay marriage: “[Gays] have every right to be as miserable as the rest of us.”
* On being a straight-talker: “Jewish Cowboys speak the truth.”
* On being a hands-off leader: “Being governor is not that big of a deal...Being governor is like being judge of a chili cook-off.”
* On being an independent candidate: “It’s been 147 years since an independent, Sam Houston, has been on the ballot...and that’s too long.”

Congrats to the UTSA paper, The Paisano, for a great article.

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