Monday, October 09, 2006

Kinky Lies about Supporting Bush

When Kinky appears before Democratic crowds, he falsely plays down his support for Bush.

First, there is no question that Kinky voted for Bush/Cheney in 2004 (some Kinkaholics on "Satan's internet" still dispute this fact):

"The voting record doesn't look strong, but my voting record is better than Dick Cheney's," he said, referring to reports in 2000 that Cheney skipped 14 of 16 votes in Dallas County - including the presidential primary in which he could have voted for his future running mate, George W. Bush.

According to Kerr County voting records, Friedman voted in the 2004 presidential general election but not in any other contest since 1994.

"I was for Bush in 2004," he said.


Further, it remains clear that Kinky's support for Bush and his war was unabated less than a year ago:

Question: So does this idea of the honorable cowboy have anything to do with why you threw your support behind President Bush in this last election? You did, didn’t you?
Friedman: Yes. I did in this last election, but I didn’t vote for him the first time.
Question: Who did you vote for in 2000?
Friedman: I voted for Gore then. I was conflicted. . .but I was not for Bush that time. Since then, though, we’ve become friends. And that’s what’s changed things.
Question: So it’s your friendship with him that’s changed your mind about having him as president more than his specific political positions?
Friedman: Well, actually, I agree with most of his political positions overseas, his foreign policy. On domestic issues, I’m more in line with the Democrats. I basically think he played a poor hand well after September 11. What he’s been doing in the Near East and in the Middle East, he’s handling that well, I think.


Interestingly, these two interviews with Kinky demonstrate an obvious lie about Kinky's voting record. Clearly, it cannot be true that Kinky "voted for Gore" in 2000 if "Friedman voted in the 2004 presidential general election but not in any other contest since 1994."

Some Kinkaholics say that Kinky was merely mistaken, and his false statement about voting for Gore is simply an innocent mistake. Yet even that weak justification for Kinky's lie does not hold up.

In the April 2001 edition of Texas Monthly, less than six months after Kinky supposedly "voted for Gore," Kinky wrote "now, I have hope once again in our political system, thanks to the election of George W. Bush as president." Kinky's statement of hope in American politics due to the Bush's presidency comes in the brief window of time after the highly controversial Supreme Court interference in the Florida recount and before 9/11. I cannot believe anyone who voted for Gore would have said "now, I have hope once again in our political system, thanks to the election of George W. Bush as president" just a few short months after the Supreme Court prematurely ended the Florida recount.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The debate was not a great political discourse, but it was moderately decent as reality TV and scored better than average as a game show.

High-Lights:

Kinky couldn't name any black people on his campaign staff except "Frank from Atlanta" who will be joining the Kinky campaign shortly.

Strayhorn couldn't name the president of Mexico.

Bell knows the Battle of the Alamo was fought in 1836.

Kinky wants to declare martial law in the border counties.

Strayhorn doesn't know how long welfare recipients get benefits.

Perry is OK with selling out Texas to a Spanish toll road company so long as the bribes are all fully disclosed.

Kinky thinks the internet is the work of Satan.

9:01 PM

 
Blogger Mark said...

A fantastic post on Kinky's intentional political ambiguity. For a good shepherd cowboy who isn't afraid to tell it like it, he sure is hard to peg.

Oh wait, no he's not. How about Larry the Cable Guy meets Cruella DeVille meets every American Idol contestant ever? Or something like that...

20 days left - Keep up the pressure, and keep getting the facts out there. Kinky is one of the most blog-searched subjects, and his candidacy will continue to be effected by online messaging right up to E-Day.

3:35 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This really isn't about Kinky, However I would be interested to here "Kinkys" stand on Bringing our troops home "NOW"

Bring The Home “NOW”!
http://pdamerica.org/petition/mcgovern-petition.php

Listen to Rep McGovern live from Camp Democracy: http://pdamerica.org/...

Progressive Democrats of America has been working and organizing support for HR 4232 since Rep. McGovern introduced this important bill in November of 2005.

Rep. McGovern spoke at the PDA "Get out of Iraq" Town Hall meeting the day after he introduced HR 4232. We continue to work for its passage as a top legislative priority. We urge you to continue organizing support for HR 4232 and to ask your Congressional member to co-sponsor the bill.

PDA is committed to cutting off all funding for deployment of US troops in Iraq and for the removal of all funding for the occupation of Iraq. The PDA will be collecting 100,000 signatures over the upcoming weeks so Rep. McGovern may deliver them personally to House and Senate leaders shortly after the November election.

I have added a short cut to the article that will bring you to the page where you can sign the petition in support of this bill. I ask that you please sign on and forward our message to other's who believe we should "Get out of Iraq" and "Bring our Troops Home".

Please forward HR 4232 to all your friends, family, and coworkers. Consider adding a link to your site. I have attached them simply cut and paste either picture with the link.

Peace,

William Shaw
Progressive Democrats of America
Rhode Island State Coordinator
William172@cox.net

PS: Please reply back if you are adding McGovern HR 4323 link to your site so I may also link your site to our PDA web site and Blog.

9:50 PM

 
Blogger Abogado said...

Kinky wouldn't be in favor of bringing the troops home now. He thinks Bush is doing a great job in the Middle East and he wnet on national TV to call anti-war Democrats anti-American.

10:02 AM

 
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1:30 PM

 

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