Kinky is in the valley

Kinky makes first campaign stop today:

Kinky Friedman will spend most of his time trying to encourage college students and professors to vote for him. If past stops are any indication, much of that encouragement will come in the way of jokes.

Friedman’s strategy is to bring new voters to the polls, so college campuses are full of potential, said Laura Stromberg, press secretary for Friedman.

“We need to bring new voters into the electorate, and obviously young open-minded people are a good place to start,” she said.

Friedman is a country singer, satirist and mystery novel writer. His campaign slogan, “Why the Hell Not?” says a lot about his campaign. He faces significant hurdles to getting his name on the ballot, but insists he is a serious candidate.

Friedman will speak at 12:30 p.m. today at the SET-B Lecture Hall at the University of Texas at Brownsville. The event will be followed by a book-signing at 1:30 p.m.

Tonight, he will host a will host a $125-per-person fundraiser at the Sea Ranch at South Padre Island.

On Wednesday, he will speak at 2:30 p.m. at South Texas College. He will address the Pan American University Faculty Forum at 6:30 p.m. at the UTPA Union Theater.

Note: I resisted the urge to entitle this post "Kinky in the Valley." I think that double entendre is fully played out to the point of cliche now. Let's hope the state's political journalists take note.

Posted by Evan @ 11/29/05 10:53 AM


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