For those of you who don’t know, my fellow mystery writer (also country singer) Kinky Friedman is making a run at the Texas governorship as an independent. And he’s doing a better job than might have been expected so far (looks like he will be certified for the ballot). Am I backing him (not that it matters – I don’t vote in Texas)? It’s too early to say, but I’m inclined to. His politics are eclectic and he sure has good taste in cigars and hats. In other words: he’s my kind of guy. You can watch an interesting video interview of the Kinkster here and an read some analysis here. The photo of Kinky to the left is with Wallace Craig of biggolddog.com – a frequent commenter on this site.