December 14, 2009

The Kinkhole cometh...

In what has to be one of the stupidest decisions ever made by someone seeking office, Kinky Friedman, mediocre author and appalling bad entertainer, announced today that he would challenge Hank Gilbert to be the Democratic Party's nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture.

Yep. Someone whose only real experience with agriculture is consuming the produce from it is challenging someone who has spent their entire professional life in Agriculture. Laugh. It. Up. Pushing him into this is none other than Jim Hightower, the last Democrat to occupy the office (almost 20 years ago) which he lost to Rick Perry.

Never missing a beat, the Gilbert Campaign released this. My favorite part...

"Texas needs bold, common-sense leadership at the Texas Department of Agriculture in order to address the many issues facing consumers, family farms, food producers, and the other industries regulated by the agency. All of these issues directly effect the citizens of this state on a daily basis. People don't need someone more concerned about self-promotion than selfless public service," Gilbert said.

"A careless, lackadaisical attitude has already resulted in the deaths of eight and more than 600 cases of illness nationally thanks to poor TDA oversight at the former Peanut Corporation of America factory in Plainview. I shudder to think what would happen if Texas' next Agriculture Commissioner were out selling books and not running the office," Gilbert said. "I'm sure former Commissioner Hightower has done what he could to help Kinky understand the complexities of the office, but having been out of it for almost 20 years one wonders if his knowledge of the office may be a little out of date."

Well said, Mr. Gilbert. VERY well said. And Hightower, what the hell are you doing with this lunatic?

Posted by mcblogger at December 14, 2009 03:08 PM

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What is Hightower doing with this lunatic?

Making money?

Posted by: johncoby [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 14, 2009 07:16 PM

Oh, yeah, guess there is that. He's made quite the living as a 'progressive populist'.

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 14, 2009 09:13 PM

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