Monday, August 21, 2006

Kinky Won't Apologize To Grandma

Last week, Kinky's campaign manager, Dean Barkley, asked the Travis County District Attorney to investigate Grandma for using state employees on state time to work on her campaign. When Kinky found out what Barkley had done, he disavowed any knowledge of the action. As punishment, Kinky barred Barkley from his favorite bar for two weeks - the Star Bar in Austin.

That wasn't good enough for Grandma. Her people are now asking for an apology from Kinky. Grandma's campaign spokesman, Mark Sanders, said, "Mr. Friedman needs to apologize for his campaign manager's action, and he needs to get control of his staff and have them withdraw the complaint he does not think is valid."

It doesn't look like Grandma is going to get that apology though, or the withdrawal of the charge. Kinky said his manager believes the law was violated, and he won't ask him to withdraw it. Kinky said, "I'm not totally convinced the charges aren't true, by the way. I'm just saying I did not want to be the one that's picking at the other candidates. I don't want this picking on each other, back-biting stuff to go on. It's not the cowboy way. I don't want to be the one piling on, because that is not the cowboy way. Dean's from Minnesota; he doesn't know the cowboy way."

These are serious charges, and I'm glad Kinky won't ask Barkley to withdraw the request for an investigation. Even if it has to wait until after the election, the investigation should be conducted. Just because Grandma has state employees working for her, doesn't mean she gets to misuse or abuse them. If they want to work for her campaign, they should do so on their time off. While at work, they are being paid by the people of Texas, and should be doing the business of the people of Texas - not a campaign for their boss.

3 comments:

  1. Kinky is a joke. Why give him air time. Hell why am I giving him air time?

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  2. I have discussed with others whether Kinky is a liberal or a conservative on this blog before, and so I though I'd report back now that Kinky has answered the question for us.

    For months now, I have been fending off bed-wetting liberals who want to claim Kinky as one of their own.

    I would show them that Kinky doesn't give a rat's a$$ about political correctness and that Kinky has run for office as a Republican and he's voted for Bush and he has immigration plans to satisfy the minutemen alongside school prayer plans to satisfy a Baptist minister, but still the liberals would not accept that Kinky is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative.

    Even after I showed the liberals where Kinky said that the anti-war, anti-Lieberman wing of the Democratic Party is anti-American, those liberals still held fast to their misbelief that Kinky is a liberal.

    Finally, we have an answer from Kinky Friedman himself:
    "I'm not a liberal, believe me. I'm a compassionate redneck, far more conservative than I am liberal."

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