Friedman on Cavuto

I just watched Kinky Friedman on Fox News with Neil Cavuto. Oh wow.

Cavuto had a little lovefest with Friedman. I'm not sure why Cavuto decided to be so obsequious.

He said his polling was "higher than any independent in the history of American politics, except Jesse Ventura the weekend before the election." That's got to be wrong, because we've had independent governors in Connecticut and Maine in the last few decades. I'm not going to do the research to refute the point, because it's not worth it. Friedman should know better.

Friedman also said that Texas was the "richest state in the country" and had run a budget surplus every year since World War II. He claims the money is "just sitting there." Is he for real?

To top it off, he also called for 10,000 National Guardsmen on the border. Yup, that's not expensive. Sure.

Posted by Evan @ 09/06/06 04:11 PM


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Your comment is just many, many links to your blog. Also, it was tangential to the post. --Evan

Posted by kinky is awesome @ 09/06/06 04:25 PM

You're welcome to comment here, but you aren't welcome to simply post 15 links to your own blog posts.

Posted by evan @ 09/07/06 01:26 AM

I think 10,000 Texas Nat'l Guard troops are a good idea. I mean, I think its kind of ingenuous to talk of border security then write off one idea as "that isn't expensive, sure." To me thats pretty tangential to the idea of troops on the group.

Posted by Gram Sowa @ 09/12/06 12:10 PM

But using almost all our National Guard? That doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

Posted by evan @ 09/12/06 01:18 PM

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