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Kinky Friedman crew gets governor's boots

May 23, 2006 at 4:19 PM   |   Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23 (UPI) -- Supporters of singer, songwriter and would-be-governor of Texas, Kinky Friedman, are so sure he can fill Gov. Rick Perry's boots, they bought them at auction.

Monday, Friedman's campaign manager Dean Barkley and Friedman supporter Paul Hines showed up at Perry's office in Austin to collect the boots they purchased for $4,050 in an online charitable auction, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported.

"There's a lot of people wanting to fill your shoes," Barkely told Perry. "This is a quick and cheap way of doing it."

Barkley also joked Hines gets to wear Perry's boots this week "so he can be a chick magnet," the newspaper said.

Friedman, who founded a band called the Texas Jewboys and is a regular comedic guest on late-night TV shows, hopes to run against Perry as an independent.

Quotations such as "if you're paranoid long enough, sooner or later you're gonna be right" are sprinkled throughout his Web site.

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