Kinky's Campaign Offensive and Immature

RECEIVED Thu., Feb. 23, 2006

Dear Austin Chronicle editor,
    Kinky Friedman's “Save Yourself for Kinky” slogan discouraging voting in the primaries is egocentric. Carole Strayhorn is also running as an independent. Voters can sign only one independent's petition. Strayhorn has wisely encouraged voting in contested primaries. The most critical race in Texas for state Senate is District 18, where I live, and where Sen. Armbrister is retiring. David Stall, founder of, is running in the Republican primary to continue our fight against the Trans Texas I-69 Corridor and to protect private-property rights, which were seriously undermined in the last legislative session.
    The sexual innuendo in Friedman's campaign is offensive and immature. It shows no respect for what is at stake for voters or sensitivity to the thousands of ranchers, farmers, and residents whose land is about to be grabbed! Voters need to understand their options. If we vote in the primary, we cannot sign a petition, but we can carry one. That's what I'm doing for one tough – and serious – grandma.
Martha Estes
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