Chris Bell on Kinky Friedman
Tucked away in a Clay Robison Sunday column is a very interesting bit:
Considering that Friedman has more unfavorables than favorables among the general populace, this is an interesting bit indeed.
Bell's campaign, which has been collecting Kinky's quotes, believes the quipster's conservative viewpoints contradict those of his own strongest supporters.
An internal Bell campaign poll indicates Friedman's strongest base — a 51 percent favorable rating to 25 percent unfavorable — is among Anglo liberals, the type of people who normally would be expected to support Bell and who the Democrat desperately needs.
"He (Friedman) has stated contempt for a lot of the people who are supporting him," said Bell spokesman Jason Stanford.
Robison's column is about Friedman's off-color, un-PC remarks. It can be inferred that Bell's campaign fed Robison a list of quotes. The Bell campaign is in a tough place. They can't consolidate the Democratic base without white liberals, but lots of those liberals are flirting with voting for Kinky. Unfortunately for Bell, since Kinky isn't a politician, he manages to get a pass for un-PC statements that might sink other candidates.
>>Robison's column is about Friedman's off-color, un-PC remarks. It can be inferred that Bell's campaign fed Robison a list of quotes.<<
THAT was a perceptive read on your part!
Of course, Clay Robison was all too happy to work that into his opinion column, which is fine. Such snippets also seem to work their way into the hard news reporting from the bureau (which he heads) with regularity too. Robison isn't nearly as subtle as he thinks he is.
No reputable newspaper should have such a partisan lefty sitting as both opinion columnist AND reporter/bureau chief.
They the Chron. do hard reporting any more? I thought it was all opinion peices that's how their stuff reads anyway.
Right on cue, here's a rare blog post from Robison today...
Passing along word from a Bell campaign operative.
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