Friday, December 5, 2008

Kinky's cigars

Mark Graham of Lubbock enjoys a "Kinkycristo" cigar in the lounge of Heroes and Legacies Thursday evening. Former Texas Governor candidate Kinky Friedman was on hand to launch his cigar line and sign autographs.
"The Governor" cigar is the most expensive of the line of Kinky Friedman cigars on display at Heroes and Legacies Thursday evening.

Thursday, December 04, 2008 (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
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Cigar smoke and politics hung heavy in the air Thursday night at Heroes and Legacies in South Lubbock, where former gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman was out promoting his new line of cigars.

Oh, and there were a few jokes, too.

But the famous singer, novelist, politician and humorist couldn't escape the flood of fans who seemingly had one question on their minds: Would Friedman run for governor again?

"I sure wouldn't do it again as an independent and I can't afford to do it as a Republican, so I'd have to run as a Democrat," he said. "One thing's for sure. When I die, I want to be cremated and have my ashes thrown in Rick Perry's hair."...(Continue reading the related article: Friedman promotes his new cigars, doesn't rule out run)