Kinky Friedman Rides Again!

Among the least-noticed results of Tuesday’s little-noticed Texas primary was this (via Politico):

Kinky Friedman makes Texas runoff

Richard “Kinky” Friedman, a humorist and country music singer, got one step closer Tuesday to adding another line to his résumé: agriculture commissioner of Texas.

It’s highly unlikely that the colorful candidate will go on to win 2012 Americana Music Festival - Day 4a statewide position in deep-red Texas, but Friedman did make the Democratic primary runoff for the position. . . .

Friedman has run for office in the Lone Star State several times before, including for the same position in 2010. Then he also made the cut for a runoff before losing the ultimate battle for the nomination.

Legalizing marijuana is one of Friedman’s top priorities.

Agricultural product, yes?

The hardworking staff is proud to say that in our callow youth we read up to a half dozen of Friedman’s detective novels (When the Cat’s Away and A Case of Lone Star being particular favorites) and have never regretted it for a moment.

We’re also not reluctant to say that if we lived in Texas (heaven forfend!), we’d be proud to vote for the leader of the Texas Jewboys.

But don’t expect Friedman to be agriculture commissioner of Texas anytime soon.

More’s the pity, yes?

 

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