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Mar 13 2006
12:08 pm

Candidate Friedman caught drinking beer in parade car:

Gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman rode in a St. Patrick's Day parade car Saturday with his trademark black hat and burning cigar _ plus a beer in his hand, an apparent violation of the state's open container law.

A spokeswoman for Friedman, the author and musician running as an independent, acknowledged that the candidate drank from a can of Guinness handed to him. State law prohibits opened alcoholic beverages in the passenger area of a motor vehicle. The Class C misdemeanor carries a maximum fine of $500.

"Guinness is the drink that kept the Irish from taking over the world. It would be unthinkable not to have a Guinness during a St. Patrick's Day parade. In fact, it would be spiritually wrong," Friedman said in a statement issued by spokeswoman Laura Stromberg.

OK, then.

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SemiPundit's picture

Intoxication

Nothing like being drunk with power while riding in an armored limo down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Andy Axel's picture

You gotta love Kinky

He has the best campaign slogan:

"How hard can it be?"

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If we heard mortar shells, we'd cuss more in our songs and cut down on guitar solos

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