Return to the Home Page


CMT to “Go Kinky”

Looks like Kinky Friedman’s campaign might be reaching a wider audience pretty soon.

Country Music Television will air a preview of a proposed reality show based on Kinky Friedman’s independent run for Texas governor.

The music network will show two half-hour pilot episodes of “Go Kinky” on Wednesday. The episodes are set to premiere in early 2006 and could lead to a TV series.

Each show follows Friedman and his campaign across Texas as he attends Rotary Club lunches and campaign fund-raisers and makes trips to the barber.

The Texas author-musician is trying to get on the 2006 ballot for Texas governor as an independent. To do that, he will need to get 45,540 signatures between March 8 and May 11 from people who do not vote in any spring party primary or runoff.

Friedman is portrayed in the show as a humorist and a man of the people _ an “anti-politician,” says a statement issued Thursday by his campaign.

“We agreed to give CMT this access to give Americans a window into just how hard it is to run for office as an independent these days,” Friedman said in statement. “People will see what happens when you buck the two-party system in this country and hopefully Texans will get mad enough to do something about it _ and show the rest of America the way!”

Also running for the office are Gov. Rick Perry and Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, both Republicans, and Democrat Chris Bell.

One Response to “CMT to “Go Kinky””

  1. IndiPol Says:

    As a Kinky volunteer down here in Texas I’m happy for the exposure, but wondering what sort of production it will be, ie favorable light or unfavorable light. I doubt that Kinky has any content control over the program which can be risky, but then again his campaign attitude is to have no canned, uber-controlled political posturing like the major parties. All real. We’ll see.

Leave a Reply