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10/07/06 - East Texas

Kinky Responds to Racist Charges

Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman dressed in his signature black attire, with cowboy hat and cigar appeared calm at Friday night's debate standing firm, emphasizing he is a realist, not a politician. "The definition of politics is, poly means more than one and ticks are blood sucking parasites. This is the problem. These are all good people, but they've been in politics way too long," says Friedman.

During the debate Friedman mostly directed his comments at Governor Rick Perry. "Wouldn't it be nice to be #1 in something besides executions, toll roads, property taxes and dropouts," says Friedman.

Later in the debate Kinky had to respond to racist charges. "You know I was raised by a black lady in Houston, Texas, Lottie Cotton, she lived to be 100 years old. She taught me Jesus Christ was color blind and I am too. I'm no racist, I'm a realist," says Friedman.

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