Friday, September 2, 2011

The Jewish cowboy supports the Aggie cowboy for President.

One of the most entertaining political races I have seen was when independent Kinky Friedman ran for governor of Texas.  Kinky had some ideas that were liberal, some libertarian, and some conservative. You never knew where he would stand on any issue.  I didn't vote for him but sure found him funny.  The man who calls himself the Jewish cowboy had as his campaign motto: "Kinky for Governor, why the hell not."    His position on gay marriage: "They have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

Well this Texas cowboy has surprisingly come out in favor of Rick Perry for president.  Kinky made his support known  in The Daily Beast: "Kinky for Perry"

Kinky starts out his article: "Rick Perry has never lost an election; I’ve never won one. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with the world. On the other hand, I’ve long been friends with Bill Clinton and George W., and Rick Perry and I, though at times bitter adversaries, have remained friends as well."

He gives this interesting incite on Perry's support for Israel: "As a Jewish cowboy (or “Juusshh,” as we say in Texas), I know Rick Perry to be a true friend of Israel, like Bill Clinton and George W. before him. There exists a visceral John Wayne kinship between Israelis and Texans, and Rick Perry gets it. That’s why he’s visited Israel on many more occasions than Obama, who’s been there exactly zero times as president. If I were Obama I wouldn’t go either. His favorability rating in Israel once clocked in at 4 percent. Say what you will about the Israelis, but they are not slow out of the chute. They know who their friends are."

Kinky's main support of the Texas Aggie Rick Perry, is shown in his belief that Perry could help our economy: "More to the point, could Rick Perry fix the economy? Hell, yes! Texas is exhibit A; Rick’s fingerprints are all over it."

Kinky ends his witty article with this:
"So would I support Rick Perry for president? Hell, yes! As the last nail that hasn’t been hammered down in this country, I agree with Rick that there are already too damn many laws, taxes, regulations, panels, committees, and bureaucrats. While Obama is busy putting the hyphen between “anal” and “retentive” Rick will be rolling up his sleeves and getting to work.
A still, small voice within keeps telling me that Rick Perry’s best day may yet be ahead of him, and so too, hopefully, will be America’s."

To read the entire article by Kinky Friedman click here.

On Bill O'Reilly's show Kinky ended with this quip: I would rather support someone who doesn't believe in evolution, than someone who doesn't believe in Israel."  

Who could disagree with that?  :-)

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