Skip to comments.Texas Candidate Accused of Racist Crack ( Kinky Friedman )
Posted on 09/20/2006 7:31:01 PM PDT by george76
Gubernatorial candidate and professional wiseacre Kinky Friedman was accused Wednesday of making another racially offensive remark _ this time in a year-old interview in which he said sexual predators should be thrown in prison and forced to "listen to a Negro talking to himself."
The independent candidate already was under fire for referring to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Texas "crackheads and thugs." ...
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Houston Chronicle have reported on an interview with Friedman that aired on CNBC last year in which the country singer and comedian was asked what to do with sexual predators.
"Throw them in prison and throw away the key and make them listen to a Negro talking to himself," Friedman said. He also called "Negro" a "charming word."
State Rep. Garnet Coleman, former chairman of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, said the remarks are unacceptable from a candidate for governor, and sound more like something uttered by someone running for "class clown or the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan."
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
...okay, we got the guy's back for "crackheads and thugs," but now he's over the line.
I hope Kinky wins. Maybe it will shake up the Dems and Repubs some.
This imbecile is about as qualified to be governor as alsharpton was to be president.
If Texans elect Kinky Freidman they deserve what they get.
Same for Kinky.
If Kinky tells his critics to pound sand, I'll respect him a little.
And the qualifications for governor would be . . .?
Rick Perry's sole claim to fame is that he has nice hair.
Then he's one up on Kinky Friedman.
I'll bet GWB did, and Ann Richards drank. :)
On this one,,,,,
I am staying out of the fray !
Chris Bell ?
Texas has no choice. ( you can always write in my name ) but we still have no choice. I'm afraid Granma is gonna put Bell in office.
"Chris Bell (D) and Kinky Friedman (I) are tied for second, with 23 percent each, and Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I) trails the pack with only 15 percent."
I wouldn't feel too comfortable if I were only running 12 points ahead of Kinky Friedman.
Nonsense. The anti-Perry vote will be split between three other candidates.
Believe me, I'm no fan of Governor Big Hair, but the demographics of this state and this race are almost fool-proof for Perry.
Of course, he could screw it up on his own. He is, after all, an Aggie.
You may be right.
Have you seen the Bell commercials? This guy makes Mr. Rogers look like a swinger! Can you say "milquetoast"?
KINKY???? Hopefully he doesn't have the audacity to make fun of the wacko names that a lot of ghetto blacks give their kids.
You must not live in Texas or you wouldn't want that delusional idiot who's not nearly as funny as he thinks he is to run our state.
Although I have to go along with him on the crackheads and thugs thing.
Houston welcomed the Nowlins refugees and now they won't leave and the crime rate has risen unbelievably because of them.
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