Oh good Lord, are we going to be subjected to this same story every time he opens his mouth near a reporter?
Kinky Friedman is considering entering the campaign for Texas governor in 2010 as a Democrat.
Friedman said the Democratic party, which hasn't won a statewide election in more than a dozen years, could use a nontraditional approach to connect with voters.
"I consider myself a Democrat in the mold of JFK, (former Texas Gov.) Ann Richards and (journalist) Molly Ivins," Friedman said.
Friedman, an entertainer and novelist, finished behind Gov. Rick Perry, Democrat Chris Bell and Carole Keeton Strayhorn, the Republican state comptroller who ran as an independent.
"If God was running as an independent (in 2006), he couldn't have beat Rick Perry," he said.
Democratic Party spokeswoman Amber Moon said they welcome all Texans who share the party's values.
"But he might have a difficult time getting Democratic primary voters to support him considering that he came in fourth."