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August 25, 2011
Rick Perry a 'mensch'
Last week we heard Gene Simmons of the rock band Kiss predict that Rick Perry would be the next president. This week country rock cult musician and writer Kinky Friedman came out for Perry. A self described Democrat, Friedman came in fourth in a six man race when he ran against Perry as an independent in the 2006 Texas gubernatorial election, I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in Rick Perry's hair. Yet, simply put, Rick Perry and I are incapable of resisting each other's charm. He is not only a good sport, he is a good, kindhearted man, and he once sat in on drums with ZZ Top. A guy like that can't be all bad. When I ran for governor of Texas as an independent in 2006, the Crips and the Bloods ganged up on me. When I lost, I drove off in a 1937 Snit, refusing to concede to Perry. Three days later Rick called to give me a gracious little pep talk, effectively talking me down from jumping...(Read Full Post)