Kinky Friedman





Kinky Friedman


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in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
November 01, 1944

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Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. He was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office of Governor of Texas. Receiving 12.6% of the vote, Friedman placed fourth in the six-person race.

Friedman was born in Chicago to Jewish parents, Dr. S. Thomas Friedman and his wife Minnie (Samet) Friedman. The family moved to a ranch in central Texas a few years later. Friedman had an early interest in both music and chess, and was chosen at age 7 as one of 50 local players to challenge U.S. grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky to simultaneous matches in
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“I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.”
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“Now I have a cat. Well, that's not quite accurate. A cat and I have each other.”
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“You don't accomplish much by swimming with the mainstream. Hell, a dead fish can do that.”
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