Pantyhose: Pretty Kinky

While I am not endorsing Rick Perry for President (I have no current favorite), thought I might share this piece from Wednesday, August 24, 2011 The Daily Beast.

Richard “Kinky” Friedman (of the late C&W band “The Texas Jewboys”) ran against Rick Perry for the Texas governorship in 2006. So would the singer and writer vote for him for president? “Hell, yes!” he says. The world’s most famous Jewish cowboy on why he wants to live in Rick Perry’s America. Here’s an excerpt.

“These days, of course, I would support Charlie Sheen over Obama. Obama has done for the economy what pantyhose did for foreplay. Obama has been perpetually behind the curve. If the issue of the day is jobs and the economy, Rick Perry is certainly the nuts-and-bolts kind of guy you want in there. Even though my pal and fellow Texan Paul Begala has pointed out that no self-respecting Mexican would sneak across the border for one of Rick Perry’s low-level jobs, the stats don’t entirely lie. Compared with the rest of the country, Texas is kicking major ass in terms of jobs and the economy, and Rick should get credit for that, just as Obama should get credit for saying “No comment” to the young people of the Iranian revolution.”

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“As a Jewish cowboy (or “Juusshh,” as we say in Texas), I know Rick Perry to be a true friend of Israel, like Bill Clinton and George W. before him. There exists a visceral John Wayne kinship between Israelis and Texans, and Rick Perry gets it. That’s why he’s visited Israel on many more occasions than Obama, who’s been there exactly zero times as president. If I were Obama I wouldn’t go either. His favorability rating in Israel once clocked in at 4 percent. Say what you will about the Israelis, but they are not slow out of the chute. They know who their friends are.”

Read Kinky’s entire essay in The Daily Beast” here

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