SADDLE UP AND RIDE WITH KINKY

Oh, man you are going to love this one…..in DAM NEWS this morning there was an article on ole Kinky and I laughed my ass off….here ’tis….


NOT YOUR USUAL BLARNEY…..but then, Kinky isn’t your usual politician.
Kinky Friedman’s response to being photographed violating the state’s open container law….the Kinkster was drinking a beer while riding in a car as grand marshal of the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade..showcases why so many find his entertainer-turned-politician personality appealing.
(Picture of Kinky taking a taste of Guiness. ) Kinky admitted violating the laws of man but appealed to a higher authority:”Guinness is the drink that kept the Irish from taking over the world. It would be unthinkable not to have a Guiness during a St. Patrick’s Day parade. In fact, it would be spiritually wrong.”
(The next day speaking in Fort Worth, the Kinkster tossed off an even better line:”I admit to drinking it, but I did not swallow.”
No, we’re not endorsing public drinking as long as your funny. Nor do we believe that being a quick draw with a one-liner is a qualification for the governorship.As we’ve said previously, if Kinky wants voters to put him on the ballot, he’s got to lay out a thoughtful, comprehensive vision.
But only the bluest of the bluenoses would have maintained scowls in the face of Kinky’s good-humored response to this “scandal.”
Can you image how a typical politician would have handled it? He would have issued groveling apologies and immediately scheduled a photo op at a rehab clinic. The usual interest groups would have issued tut-tutty press releasess, and we’d be off to the dismal races.
All of us force politicians to be like this. We magnify missteps and peccadillos out of proportion. The media, talk radio, blogs, special interests and entire modern partisan machine attack flaws as a nuclear reactor does a lump of uranium:drawing astonishing amounts of heat out of the smallest bit of nothing.
This is not good for America. Kinky Friedman reminds us that to err is human and laughing at oneself can be a sign of grace…

I wish I knew who wrote this so I could give full credit to them…It was in editorial pages in DAM NEWS….

I had heard he had commited some great blunder but never knew what it was and then saw this in the paper…
Now you see why even if he doesn’t make it to the governors mansion…I’m still for Kinky….


As Will Rogers said, “This would be a great time in the world for some man to come along that knew something.”

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17 Responses to “SADDLE UP AND RIDE WITH KINKY”

  1. Normy Says:

    Hehe… that’s a good article. Kinky sounds like a neat guy. Hell, you never know, maybe that will make more people want to vote for him.

  2. leo myshkin Says:

    god bless kinky!! he needs hank hill’s endorsement.

    i can picture him having a beer in the lane with hank dale bill and boomhauer.

  3. leo myshkin Says:

    babs says kinky needs a slogan, it ain’t original but how about:

    TOM JOAD (Henry Fonda): “Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there.”

  4. PJ Says:

    “I admit to drinking it, but I did not swallow.”
    LOL I love it.

  5. chattymoon2012 Says:

    That’s what we need, a down to earth person with his feet on the ground around the regular people who vote for him. The ones in power now, they only hobnob with the wealthy and lower themselves to us when election-time rolls around. Kinky, drink your Guiness! A man after my own heart *sniff*

  6. Sam Says:

    He certainly sounds…different! He seems like a voteable charcter.

  7. chattymoon2012 Says:

    Hey Jacki go see my blog!!!!

  8. Babs Says:

    LOL!!! That Greenville Ave parade is all about drinking, just hiding it. I’ve been before, it’s a lot of fun. Didn’t hurt that I was working right by where the parade went by, so I got to go out and see it on company time.
    Hell, at least he wasn’t Driving the car!!! And he didn’t swallow! LOL

  9. Blog ho Says:

    that’s rich.

  10. denise aka mentalexcrements Says:

    Blog Mad dropped me off here!

    Hi!

  11. Tina Says:

    Happy St. Patty’s Day! hmm I need to read on more about this Kinky stuff hehe 😉

  12. apositivepessimist Says:

    well i’d certainly vote for the kinky one. classic.

  13. Nancy Says:

    God I love all the new pictures! Great job JackieSue, this sure put a smile on my face!

    Kinky reminds me of my brothers.

  14. leo myshkin Says:

    i think it is prophecized somewhere that an irish jew will return to texas to save the world. i might have been drunk when this seed was planted in my brain years ago.

  15. Babs Says:

    Look at the pics Sooner put up!! Cool!
    Hell, for all I know the person is calling from a call center in India. Screw ’em. Just posted about what the phone company said.

  16. Nit Wit Says:

    What’s the problem? If it had been one of the politicians he would have had a scotch on the rocks in the back of his limo hidden behind the tinted glass. It would be nice to vote fore someone more interested in getting into the spirit of the day rather than trying to look good to the PC Police. I didn’t swallow. Now that is an answer. 🙂

  17. Scottish Toodler Says:

    Ahh Guinness… Mother’s milk… I am glad Kinky is still in the running. He looks mighty handsome too!!!

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