Monday, August 21, 2006

This Isn't The First Time Kinky Blamed His Staff

The San Antonio Express-News's R.G. Ratcliffe reports that Kinky will blame his staff for the ethics complaint Kinky filed against Strayhorn, but Kinky won't apologize:

Kinky Friedman has disavowed a criminal complaint his gubernatorial campaign filed against independent rival Carole Keeton Strayhorn, but he declined to withdraw it or to apologize to Strayhorn.

"That's not going to happen," Friedman said Saturday of an apology. "That's always bogus. It's meaningless. It's politically correct these days to apologize to the Indians and apologize to the Hawaiians for taking their land, apologize to the African Americans for dealing with them as slaves, and on and on without end.... Friedman said he was shocked to see headlines that indicated he was the one filing the complaint, ... but he said he will not ask Barkley to withdraw it because Barkley believes it has merit.

"I'm not totally convinced the charges aren't true, by the way. I'm just saying I did not want to be the one that's picking at the other candidates," Friedman said.... Friedman said he hired Barkley, who helped former wrestler Jesse Ventura win the governor's office in Minnesota, because he trusts his political instincts.

This isn't the first time Kinky's campaign issued a press release on Kinky's policy and -- after the policy went over like a lead balloon -- Kinky blamed his staff for releasing a policy (including direct quotes from Kinky) which Kinky later said he didn't support.

In March, Kinky released an immigration statement that he supported making illegal immigration a felony:

Kinky Friedman...supports a portion of the House bill, which calls for the construction of 700 miles of security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border and which would make illegal immigration a felony.

“I’ve been urging action on the border for over a year,” Friedman said.

After taking heat over the press release, Kinky withdrew it and blamed his staff.

Plus, Kinky can't very well make a big deal about complying with the laws of Texas when he's said "I've been stoned a lot of times ... and I don't regret any of it ... I quit doing cocaine when Bob Marley fell out of my left nostril" and he proudly flouts Texas law whenever it suits him.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great interview with the Kinkster here: http://tinyurl.com/oqz96

10:14 AM

 
Blogger Kinky is Awesome said...

Anon,

That's a great link. For months now, I have been fending off bed-wetting liberals who want to claim Kinky as one of their own.

I would show them that Kinky doesn't give a rat's a$$ about political correctness and that Kinky has run for office as a Republican and he's voted for Bush and he has immigration plans to satisfy the minutemen alongside school prayer plans to satisfy a Baptist minister, but still the liberals would not accept that Kinky is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative.

Even after I showed the liberals where Kinky said that the anti-war, anti-Lieberman wing of the Democratic Party is anti-American, those liberals still held fast to their misbelief that Kinky is a liberal.

Finally, we have an answer from Kinky Friedman himself:
"I'm not a liberal, believe me. I'm a compassionate redneck, far more conservative than I am liberal."

2:43 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the point behind the "compassionate redneck" comment is that the man rejects labeling. I for one support that. If you're the type of voter who accepts the liberal and conservative labels as anything other than political hack shorthand, I pity you. Take some time to get to know your candidate. And don't, under any circumstances, vote a straight ticket. Make whomever earn your vote.

5:17 AM

 
Anonymous Princess's secret admirer said...

Here's the obvious point behind the "compassionate redneck" --

"compassionate conservative" + build-a-wall shoot-'em-on-sight immigration policy = "compassionate redneck"

1:43 PM

 
Anonymous quillman said...

Kinky will win. He'll go over the top with the support first time voters so SICK of the do nothing politicians (Donkeys AND Elephants). Nobody knows who the hell Bell is and 'Grandma' Strayharm changes her name and her political party more than times than I've had birthdays!

By the way, Bell doesn't have a %100 percent SANE grade. How about instead of using 2003's grade you look at the most current sheet (2005) where he didn't even get an honorable mention? See for yourself at the bottom of this page: http://www.peace-action.org/pub/publications.html#press

It's easy to anonymously be against someone. Harder to be FOR someone and defend every joke THEY made when people try to smear them with it as SERIOUS FACT. A Republican that sees Kinky as their greatest threat might do that, ya think?

quillmanATTemail_DOT_comm

11:39 AM

 
Blogger StopKinky said...

Quillman:

I used Bell's 2003 SANE rating because that was Bell's last year in Congress. Check out his record here if you want.

You don't find Bell on the SANE 100% list or the honorable mention list for 2005 because Bell was not in the Congress in 2005.

If you don't like Bell, please consider Strayhorn.

8:47 PM

 
Blogger Bensilly said...

kinky as gov is worse than michael brown as fema director.

12:37 PM

 
Blogger Jonny.utsa said...

The New Skeptical Review blog is not a Kinky blog, please dont post about him on it. We only mentioned him as it related to an immigration debate held at UTSA, and as a campaign issue. We really dont care about Kinky.

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