Ride ’em, jewboy

The inimitable Kinky Friedman, he of the Texas Jewboys, has made it into a runoff for the Donk nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner.

You may recall that Kinky, who favors legalization and cultivation of hemp and the whacky-terbacky, once ran for governor and got thumped  despite winning slogans like “Why the Hell Not?” and “How Hard Could It Be?”, references to predecessors Alfred E. “Worry” Bush and Goodhair “Bad Head” Perry. His chances in the ag-commish race appear equally poor, since if he manages to beat his runoff opponent there is a Republican candidate waiting in the wings.

Still … why the hell not? Ride ’em, jewboy.

• Editor’s note: A tip of the Mad Dog Stetson to Ed Kilgore at Political Animal for noting that Kinky was in the hunt again, and for reminding me of the timely melody, “We Reserve the Right To Refuse Service To You.”

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13 Responses to “Ride ’em, jewboy”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Go get ’em, Kinky.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Kinky was on the playlist back in my country-hippie days, along with the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Flying Burrito Brothers, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pure Prairie League, David Alan Coe, Willie and Waylon, Freddie Fender, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, etc., et al., and so on and so forth.

      Lord, how the neighbors must have hated us.

  2. veloben Says:

    They Ain’t Making Jews Like Kinky Anymore.

  3. Larry T. Says:

    Meanwhile, also in Tejas, there’s this
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/12/george-p-bush-texas-land-commissioner-2014-election/1982791/
    Gawd protect us from any more of this family!!!!
    Go Kinky!

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I wonder if Bush III can pronounce nuclear? Ain’t entitlement a wonderful thing. Kinda like Dingell taking over from his Dad, and he now want’s to pass the reins to his wife. What a joke. Wait a minute, the jokes on us.

    PS: Patrick, I will just use Pat from now on. That is what I go by anyway, and I was starting to get confused.

    • Larry T. Says:

      Sheesh, Jimmy Carter can’t even pronounce NUCLEAR and he went to graduate school to study….. wait for it…….nuclear physics! Reminds me of the old Woody Allen gag about foliage vs foilage. But we have a state assembly guy who says LIE-BARRY when talking of a place filled with books. You know what my wife says…

      • khal spencer Says:

        J.C. was actually a pretty sharp guy, though. In spite of pronunciation.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Sorry. JC IS a pretty sharp guy. He ain’t dead yet.

        He gave a campaign talk at the U of Rochester my senior year, spring of 1976. We were all pretty impressed. AFAIC, anyone who could get past Adm. Rickover was damn good. My wife’s first husband got shot out of a cannon from Rickover’s office, but in the wrong direction.

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