January 19, 2007
How can we miss you if you won't go away?

Here's a good laugh for you: Kinky Friedman says he might run for Senate in 2008, as either a Republican or a Democrat, he's not sure yet.

There's a fresh round of rumors today that Kinky Friedman may be mulling a run against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

People of both parties have been in touch with him, said Laura Stromberg, who was Friedman's spokeswoman during his independent bid for governor.

"He's not calling them. They're coming to him," she said.

Friedman, who is finishing up his book on his race for governor, has said if he ran again, it likely would be under a major-party label given the obstacles facing an independent candidate.

Today, he said, "I think all options are on the table, but I certainly haven't given a lot of thought to running for anything. I've talked with some Republicans and some Democrats about various possibilities."

Mm-hmm. Because Lord knows the state GOP is unhappy with Cornyn, and the Democrats have such warm feelings for the Kinkster. And hey, why should this be an either-or for him? He should totally run as the nominee for both parties! Why the hell not?

Tell ya what. If Kinky Friedman is on the ballot for Senate next November as either a Republican or a Democrat, I'll not only buy ten copies of his stupid book about his 2006 campaign, I'll tattoo "Why the hell not?" and "How hard can it be?" on my butt, one slogan per cheek. If he runs as both parties' nominees, I'll found a new religion devoted to worshipping him as a god. That would be only slightly less delusional than what Laura Stromberg is saying here.

Man. I guess silly season didn't wait for the filing deadline this cycle. Where do they come up with this stuff?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 19, 2007 to Election 2008 | TrackBack

Kinky is dying to be the hero who rescues the rest of us. He should stick to the animals he helps in Utopia.

Posted by: d on January 20, 2007 8:49 AM

And the pointy-headed geniuses that promoted the Bell candidacy are probably picking another milquetoasty loser as we speak, 'cuz that worked out so well last time (and the time before, and the time before)? Right?

Why don't you tatoo "insert loser name here:" on your ass, smart guy?

Move on from the bad kinky-man, fellas. Learn to fight republicans. Or better yet, stand up for Texans.

Posted by: p.c. Higgins on January 23, 2007 2:29 PM

Once again Mr Kuffner your lack of knowledge about electoral law has not prevented you from trying to make joke based upon your knee jerk reaction. A candidate can not be placed on both parties' primary ballot. Your religion forming will have to wait.

Posted by: Rob Mond on January 23, 2007 3:54 PM

Wow, Rob. I bet you're a lot of fun to accompany to the Laff Stop.

And whatever you say, PC.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on January 23, 2007 7:42 PM

LOL! thanks for passing along this rumor, charles.

tell ya what. if kinky runs as either a D or R, i'll see your tattoos and raise you ten book purchases. =)

Posted by: annatopia on January 26, 2007 1:56 PM