Monday, August 28, 2006

The Week's Best Line

'I'm 61, which is too young for Medicare, but too old for women to care.'
--Kinky Friedman, the Jewish cowboy who's running for governor of his native state of Texas, on NPR recently. To learn more about his race, check his campaign website. To learn more about the man, I'd recommend this New Yorker profile from last year. The self-described governor-in-waiting also maintains a blog. Or rather, the campaign appears to be maintaining it for him.

2 Comments:

At 12:16 PM, Blogger K-Oh said...

I do adore the Kinkster. In an interview on NPR last year-- or the year before?--he was asked what his campaign slogan was. He said, "No lesbian left behind!"

Surely, he should win some sort of office.

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Clearly, the guy can turn a phrase. Funny, but I never really knew much about him until a few years ago when a friend, Rick Montanari (who you also know, I think, Kristin) went into a fit of passion upon hearing that Kinky would be blurbing his book. That was my introduction to the guy, and his run for office is now introducing him to many others, I think. Of course, when you rate a stand-alone profile in the New Yorker, that's a pretty good sign that you've arrived. And speaking of that, how's your next book coming along?

 

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