You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can't Make Him Think: Ten Commandments for Texas Politics

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 2, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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And Kinky Said Unto the People: Why the Hell Not?

So the good people of Texas weren't able to get the Kinkster into the Governor's Mansion in 2006. It was a solid race, and he fought the good fight. Getting on the ballot as an independent -- a feat that had not been achieved in over a century -- was a victory in itself. And with ideas like "slots for tots" (legalized gambling to pay for education), the five Mexican generals plan (bribes to enforce border protection), and a firm stand against the "wussification" of the state, he would have done a helluva job.

If that 2006 election was any indication -- and it was -- the political landscape in both Texas and the country at large needs a significant overhaul. The hucksters, the wealthy, and the twofaced rule; there is no room for Truth, and the little guys are quickly forgotten in all the muck. But Kinky, (briefly) down yet certainly not out, is still looking out for his fellow Americans, and he has much wisdom to impart.

In this hilarious, thought-provoking manifesto, Kinky lays forth his ten commandments for improving the state of Texas and politics everywhere, and for restoring order, logic, decency, and above all a sense of humor back to this country. It's classic Kinky in a brand new way. And he might just have a point.
 

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Contents

A Preface
1
REMEMBER THE ALAMO AND KEEP IT HOLY
19
THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBORS
31
NEVER SAY FUCK IN FRONT OF A CHILD
39
THOU SHALT FIGHT WUSSIFICATION
47
THOU SHALT THROW THE MONEY CHANGERS
57
THOU SHALT NOT BULLSHIT or Sacred Teachings
67
THOU SHALT NOT KILL
75
THOU SHALT NOT EAT A CHICKENFRIED STEAK
89
FUCK EM IF THEY CANT TAKE A JOKE
99
ASK NOT IF YOURE PROUD OF TEXAS ASK
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About the author (2007)

Kinky Friedman lives in a little green trailer somewhere in the hills of Texas. He has five dogs, one armadillo, and one Smith-Corona typewriter. By the time you are reading this, Mr. Friedman may either be celebrating becoming the next governor of Texas or he may have retired in a petulant snit.

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