My Vote for Kinky Was Easy

RECEIVED Thu., Nov. 9, 2006

To all Texas Democrats,
    Call me a psychic but somehow I knew that this was going to happen. I knew that you would all start to complain about how 553,327 Texans voted for Kinky Friedman and not their poster boy Bell. What I do not understand though is why it is the independents' fault? Should the Democratic Party not be able to fend off independents because they have the better platform? Maybe that is what the Democratic Party should be looking at for the next election, and maybe some more candidates to run. The Libertarian Party was able to field 16 candidates, yet the Democrats could only put up nine. This says something about your statewide support.
    While I myself voted for Friedman, if he was not running I sure as hell would not have voted for Bell. This is because I feel that both parties have lost their way, and the only people who have the right ideas now are independents and Libertarians. My vote was easy, Friedman for governor and the Libertarian candidate for every other office that was up for election. Maybe I would come back to the Democratic Party if they stopped complaining about losing and did something about it, like run some known candidates or just candidates at all.
    So until you have decided what is wrong with your party, a party that will allow independents to come and steal your thunder, you should wipe your tears on a soy pillow and have mommy rock you to sleep.
Peter Telck
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