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Farouk Shami Announces Candidacy for Governor of Texas
Modern Salon/The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 17, 2009 | Modern Salon

Posted on 09/18/2009 6:29:29 AM PDT by manic4organic

After weeks of speculation and buzz, it was reported this morning in the Houston Chronicle newspaper that Farouk Shami has announced he is running for the Democratic nomination of governor of the state of Texas.

In an exclusive interview in the September issue of MODERN SALON, Farouk hinted at the possibility. When MODERN Editor in Chief Laurel Smoke asked about rumors surrounding Shami’s political ambitions, he answered, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

A few weeks ago, Shami hosted thousands of guests, including current Texas governor Rick Perry and Houston Mayor Bill White, for the ribbon cutting of CHI USA, a 500,000-square-foot facility replacing facilities in Asia and creating an initial 1,200 new jobs in the Houston area. Up to 5,000 additional jobs expected to be created over the next three to four years.

Can this beauty industry powerhouse translate his skills and bring his diverse background into the Texas governor’s office?

Shami told the Chronicle, “I came with nothing to Texas,” he said. “I started with nothing and built a billion-dollar business. I’ve hired thousands of people, and I’m ready to hire thousands and thousands more. I am blessed to be a U.S. citizen and blessed to be a Texan. This state gave me the greatest opportunity. I want to pay back by leading Texas. With privilege comes responsibility.”

Click http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/hoffman/6622276.html to read the Houston Chronicle article, Hair-care king wants a new job: governor.


TOPICS: Announcements; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: commie; democrat; demprimary; faroukshami; galloway; islam; muslim; obama; palestine; palestinian; texas; tx2010
Did a search and didn't find this. Checked his Facebook and he lists his favorite policiticians as Barack Obama and George Galloway MP. He also gave $2300 to the Democrats in 2008 according to HuffPo.
1 posted on 09/18/2009 6:29:29 AM PDT by manic4organic
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To: manic4organic

His name alone will kill him at the polls


2 posted on 09/18/2009 6:31:27 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (The way to destroy a countercultural movement is to have white people start liking it.)
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To: manic4organic

Is it too much to ask for a candidate for an American elected position to be named “Sam”?


3 posted on 09/18/2009 6:32:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: manic4organic
A Obamunist Palestinian Governor for Texas? I somehow don't think so...


4 posted on 09/18/2009 6:33:02 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: manic4organic

illegals will vote for him


5 posted on 09/18/2009 6:33:35 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: manic4organic

I have no idea who this charlatan is


6 posted on 09/18/2009 6:33:53 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com ............. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Lazamataz

...or at least “Jefferson”.


7 posted on 09/18/2009 6:34:07 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: manic4organic
He is a democrat with a arab/muslim sounding name.

He's a shoo-in...better just go ahead and vote for him.

Plus, he could be black, for all I know...then watcha got?

A landslide in the making.

8 posted on 09/18/2009 6:34:27 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Centurion2000

Gee, I wonder what Travis or Houston would say about this?


9 posted on 09/18/2009 6:34:33 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (DON'T BLAME ME I VOTED FOR "PALIN"!)
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To: Lazamataz
Is it too much to ask for a candidate for an American elected position to be named “Sam”?

Good point. I'm appalled we have any with "Hussein" in their name, personally. ;)

10 posted on 09/18/2009 6:35:25 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: SolidWood

I am not worried.


11 posted on 09/18/2009 6:36:14 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SolidWood

Caesar Romero? He would look good as the Joker.


12 posted on 09/18/2009 6:36:40 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Centurion2000

I thought the same thing would stop BARACK OBAMA!!


13 posted on 09/18/2009 6:36:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GeronL

Houston owner of Farouk Systems, which makes hair products including the “Chi” hair straightener, and does over $1 billion a year in business.


14 posted on 09/18/2009 6:37:05 AM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: manic4organic

Y-G-T-B-S-M!! In TEXAS? I don’t see this going very far.


15 posted on 09/18/2009 6:38:48 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: manic4organic

And the hypocritical left who hates “the rich” will go gaga over him and he’s Palestinian?? Thats a two-fer for the left.


16 posted on 09/18/2009 6:40:11 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com ............. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Centurion2000
His name alone will kill him at the polls

Just like nobody would vote for a guy with the middle name "Hussein" for President....oh wait....nevermind.

17 posted on 09/18/2009 6:40:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SolidWood

"If you happen to see a camel that looks like me...it was an accident...we both had been drinking and..."

18 posted on 09/18/2009 6:40:39 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Centurion2000

That’s racist. (((:)))


19 posted on 09/18/2009 6:41:04 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Centurion2000

Is it too late to change his name to Farouk Shami Tupac Rodriguez?


20 posted on 09/18/2009 6:42:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Centurion2000

Not to worry. He will change his name to Kieth. Oh, that was already done. How about to Fred?


21 posted on 09/18/2009 6:48:24 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: manic4organic
favorite policiticians as Barack Obama and George Galloway

A fan of Gorgeous George ?

That disqualifies him immediately in my book.

22 posted on 09/18/2009 6:50:13 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Lazamataz

Yep.
I want a governor named Sam.
Isn’t it interesting how everyone wants to “give back”??
Going no further than the feel-good immigrant to billionaire rhetoric, one is ready to bite.
THen one sees salient facts like his favorite pol being
Barack Obama.
Regardless of what he thinks his clout or “personal appeal” might be in Texas, I can tell you, even from my vantage point in New Jersey, it’s a Dem political wet-dream
that Texas could ever have a Governor named Farouk Shami.
Having said that , though, be reminded that this kind of
“development” is EXACTLY what the Left wants to see, EVERYWHERE. All offered and rationalized under the rubric
“more like America”, until the Caucasian Christian majority
is in a permanent panicked state of defensive retreat. They want Whites in this condition: it better serves them to keep intimidating , threatening, provoking, than to outright “eliminate” us. No political “points” to gain by doing that.


23 posted on 09/18/2009 6:51:40 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: manic4organic

Shami told the Chronicle, “I came with nothing to Texas,” he said. “I started with nothing and built a billion-dollar business. I’ve hired thousands of people, and I’m ready to hire thousands and thousands more. I am blessed to be a U.S. citizen and blessed to be a Texan. This state gave me the greatest opportunity. I want to pay back by leading Texas. With privilege comes responsibility.”

So why the hell isn’t he a Republican?

Colonel, USAFR


24 posted on 09/18/2009 6:57:47 AM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: manic4organic

He’ll have to battle it out with Kinky (Big Head) Friedman.


25 posted on 09/18/2009 6:57:52 AM PDT by davetex (If it's in stock, we've got it.)
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To: manic4organic

I will speculate Soros is backing him.


26 posted on 09/18/2009 7:02:56 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: capt. norm

His company needs to invest in face conditioner.


27 posted on 09/18/2009 7:11:21 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: SolidWood; WOSG; DrewsDad; basil; SwinneySwitch; Bigoleelephant

Oh Boy.


28 posted on 09/18/2009 7:17:20 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: manic4organic
This state gave me the greatest opportunity. I want to pay back by leading Texas.

Talk about non sequiturs...

29 posted on 09/18/2009 7:23:33 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: SolidWood

I’m the Nash!


30 posted on 09/18/2009 7:32:28 AM PDT by gusty
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To: All

As a native Texan, this makes me want to puke.


31 posted on 09/18/2009 7:45:42 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SolidWood

No offense to anyone, but he also looks gay. Of course, I really have no idea, and I guess that wouldn’t prevent a person from running for office....I’m just saying....

Geez...all the nuts are coming out of the woodwork. Where is Kinky when we need him!


32 posted on 09/18/2009 7:49:10 AM PDT by LUV W (2010 is Conservatives' to win....or lose. So....LET'S WIN!!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Ruh Roh! Another reason to move to the NEborg.


33 posted on 09/18/2009 7:52:11 AM PDT by Vor Lady ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK)
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To: manic4organic

Oh, man, if Texas falls where WILL there be a decent place to live??


34 posted on 09/18/2009 8:01:21 AM PDT by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Happyinmygarden

He won’t have a chance against Houston mayor Bill White. I don’t even think he could beat Kinky. But, as another poster said, Soros is backing him who knows?


35 posted on 09/18/2009 8:09:09 AM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: GeronL
I have no idea who this charlatan is

He makes a good product (BioSilk & Chi) but I don't see this getting him to the governor's mansion.

36 posted on 09/18/2009 8:27:15 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: manic4organic
If he's that rich, why does he need Soros?

Being a native Texan, I can't see this happening, but we have elected some "real winners" in the past, so who knows? Can he beat the Latina Deb Medina though?

37 posted on 09/18/2009 10:26:40 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Vor Lady

This’ll be interesting...I imagine Austin is already in the bag.


38 posted on 09/18/2009 10:38:22 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (It takes a Viking to raze a Village!)
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To: manic4organic

His entire history can be found here:

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/May-June_2008/0805037.html


39 posted on 09/18/2009 11:58:54 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Centurion2000

I thought the same thing about a guy named Hussein. Considering who got elected president only 7 years after 9/11...Nothing surprises me anymore.

There’s a web poll out there asking people to “vote” to re-elect Obama. Most of America has gone nuts.


40 posted on 09/19/2009 12:08:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I hate all politicians, including republicans.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yes it is.


41 posted on 09/19/2009 3:21:36 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: jagusafr

Nice words arent they?


42 posted on 09/19/2009 3:23:18 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: manic4organic
Shami Wow!!
43 posted on 09/19/2009 1:24:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $1 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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