Kinky Friedman is Rick Perry's Big Texas Nightmare

Kinky Friedman, Politics, Rick Perry, Texas

Kinky Friedman sends Rick Perry a gift

kinkKinky Friedman sent Gov. Rick Perry a set of training wheels last week in response to the governor breaking his collarbone in a biking accident.

“The little note said, ‘Sorry you got hurt. Too bad they don’t make training wheels for a legislative session,'” Friedman said in an interview last week.

The humorist and writer is seriously weighing a second run for governor— this time as a Democrat.

He said lawmakers have to head back to Austin because of Perry’s failed leadership. Friedman said he could do better.

“My style is like Obama,” Friedman said. “We don’t get down there like LBJ and twist arms in the Legislature. We try to inspire the public.”

Friedman also took issue with Perry’s regular reminders that the Texas economy is doing better than the rest of the country under his leadership.

“A baboon could have led us and we’d still be doing OK,” Friedman said. “It’s a big rich state. Good weather. A lot of people like to come here.”

-Aman Batheja

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