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Kinky Friedman endorses Perry for president but hasn't always had such nice things to say about the guv

In one of the most puzzling endorsements of the still-early presidential campaign season, Kinky Friedman says his presidential choice is Rick Perry — the man who trounced him in the 2006 Texas governors race. (Perry squeaked by with 39 percent of the vote in a race among four major contenders. Friedman got 12 percent of the vote.)

Friedman gets all warm and fuzzy about his former foe in an essay in the Daily Beast, writing that Perry "is not only a good sport, he is a good, kindhearted man, and he once sat in on drums with ZZ Top."

 "I have a better head of hair than Rick Perry; it's just not in a place I can show you."

 

 

Friedman also credits Perry for the state's relatively good economy, although he hasn't always had such nice things to say about his former foe. Here are some Kinky statements previously uttered about the guv:

"A baboon could have led us and we'd still be doing OK. (Texas is) a big rich state. Good weather. A lot of people like to come here."

"I have a better head of hair than Rick Perry; it's just not in a place I can show you."

"We're first on executions. We're 49th in funding public education. We're in a race with Mississippi for the bottom, and we're winning."

“I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes.”

"Remember, I'm not running against Rick Perry; I'm running against apathy."

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