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Kinky Friedman ad debuts on the Internet

Kinky Friedman ad debuts on the Internet

Costing $10,000 to produce, it will cost virtually nothing to air and is designed to introduce voters to the irreverent, cigar-smoking singing cowboy, comedian and mystery writer. The major candidates have sought to ignore Mr. Friedman, a long shot who would be the first independent contender for governor ever to win a spot on a statewide ballot if he secures enough signatures on petitions next year. The ad opens with a well-known artistic riff the Kinky character playing poker with a table full of dogs. As in real life, he is wearing his signature black cowboy hat and bolo tie. Author, Musician, and candidate for Governor of Texas, Kinky Friedman served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia in the 1960's.

Kinky Friedman ad debuts on the Internet

Cheeky Kinky Friedman ad debuts on the Internet

Governor candidate's animated feature skewers politics as usual

09:58 PM CDT on Wednesday, September 21, 2005

By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN Kinky Friedman, the unconventional independent running for governor, unveiled his first campaign ad on Wednesday. More to the point, he streamed it.

The ad, an animated video available only on his Web site, kinkyfriedman.com, pokes traditional politicians for running down teachers, wasting time on sexy cheerleading and wrapping themselves in Christianity.
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Costing $10,000 to produce, it will cost virtually nothing to air and is designed to introduce voters to the irreverent, cigar-smoking singing cowboy, comedian and mystery writer.

The major candidates have sought to ignore Mr. Friedman, a long shot who would be the first independent contender for governor ever to win a spot on a statewide ballot if he secures enough signatures on petitions next year.

The ad opens with a well-known artistic riff the Kinky character playing poker with a table full of dogs. As in real life, he is wearing his signature black cowboy hat and bolo tie.

Along the way, competing politicians are portrayed as two slick, smiling men, who pop up to challenge each other with, "I love Texas," and "I love Texas in español." Then, "I love babies and Jesus," with the other rejoining, "I love tax cuts and Jesus."

Mr. Friedman introduces his background and suggests it's time for a "new choice, the independent choice" something better than the past options of "paper or plastic."

At the end, the Kinky character says "cue the cheerleaders," and a curtain rises to show a huge burning Menorah, cheerleaders and wild assortment of jumping, happy characters.

Campaign manager Dean Barkley said the ad is aimed at young voters, the first in what is expected to be a series that borrows from last year's popular Jib Jab.com's "This Land is Your Land" spoof on the presidential race.

"This is a good two-minute piece of why this guy got into the running in a funny way," Mr. Barkley said.

He said Mr. Friedman, who is Jewish, is not afraid to take swipes at those who embrace Jesus on the campaign trail. "I don't think Kinky weighs the risk about who he may or may not offend," Mr. Barkley said.

Watch the ad here.

E-mail choppe@dallasnews.com





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