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But will he play that booger song at his inauguration? Is what I want to know.

This won't be news to many of my readers in the US, but I'm posting this for the benefit of Jeroen, who likes Kinky Friedman's old records: The Bull Moose reports that the Kinkster's gubernatorial bid, what there is of it, is doing well in the polls:

The spirit of Sam Houston independent style politics is alive and well! Kinky Friedman is well on his way to the Governor's mansion. The first Bill Hillsman commercial has been released - must see TV. A highly unscientific but encouraging San Antonio Express-News on-line poll shows the Kinkster in the lead -

"If the election were today, who would get your vote for Texas governor?Kinky Friedman 32.6% Chris Bell 24.8% Rick Perry 15.9% Carole Keeton Strayhorn 15.8%Someone else 10.9%"

And the mainstream press is increasingly taking Kinky's candidacy seriously (seriously!). From the Houston Chronicle,

"Republican activist Betty Sterquell, 77, of Amarillo, said there are Friedman bumper stickers across her city. Sterquell attended her first gubernatorial inauguration in 1939 for another singer-turned-politician, "Pappy" Lee O'Daniel.

"We all thought he was goofy with his 'Pass the biscuits, Pappy' and his Light Crust Doughboys, and he just walked away with it," Sterquell said.

Check out what is now Kinky's campaign site.

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