Not So Kinky
Mon September 18, 2006 9:48 pm

I just saw Kinky Friedman’s “Good Shepherd” commercial for the first time. It’s one of the best political spots I have ever seen. Maybe the best. It is completely unexpected. Kinky’s voice is perfect. The Hill Country scenes are idyllic. His handling of the animals is loving and gentle. This spot could elect half a dozen people governor. Unfortunately, I don’t think Kinky is one of them.

Here is the complete text:
“Folks, I heard an old-time preacher reading from the Book of John the other day. He said the Good Shepherd knows and recognizes his own and his own know and recognize him. And when the wolves come, the hired hands flee, but the Good Shepherd stays. Folks, we don’t need a politician as governor any more. We need a Good Shepherd. I want to be your Good Shepherd. I’m Kinky Friedman, and that’s why I’m running for governor.”

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