Kinky The Politician
As mentioned below, the San Antonio Express-News's Ken Rodriguez began his insightful piece on the Kinky campaign by noting the hypocrisy of Kinky's "I'm Not a Politician" political campaign:
“In a small auditorium at UTSA, Kinky 'I'm Not A Politician' Friedman is stumping for political support.”.
Who's buying this peculiar idea that Kinky's not a politician? Generally, you can differentiate the politicians from the rest of us because we non-politicians have never run for political office, and we'll tell you exactly what we think about any topic without first weighing how it will affect our political future, and we're not prone to cronyism. Against these standards, Kinky is MOST DEFINITELY A POLITICIAN.
First, he's previously run for office (unsuccessfully) as a Republican. Truly, is the difference between a politician and a non-politician success at the election box or is it seeking political office? I think repeated efforts to win elected political offices is the hallmark of a politician. Clearly, Kinky’s a politician. He’s just not a successful politician.
Kinky running for political office as an independent, instead of running as a Republican (the last party he voted with and the last party he ran for office under) seems to be the COMSUMATE ACT OF A POLITICIAN. How is Kinky's move from the Republican party to an independent candidacy any less "political" that Carole KMRS's similar move? It’s not. Kinky is just as much a political opportunist as Carole KMRS.
Next, take the important issue of abortion. Kinky wouldn't give a straight answer on this issue for some time:
CNN: As for other issue, his positions are a little hazier. Take abortion.
KINKY: And I'm not pro-life, and I'm not pro choice. I'm pro football!
CNN: Now that's evasive, man, that's evasive.
Now he claims to be pro-choice. That initial waffling followed by a nicely executed flip-flop is nothing if not political.
Finally, Kinky pretends to be a different kind of candidate, but already he's said that he wants to appoint his biggest campaign contributor to the office of Secretary of State. How much more blatantly political cronyism does it take to brand this clown a politician?