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Perry lands a Kinky endorsement

Chris Moody
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Friedman trims the ivy growing as hair on a six-foot bust of Gov. Rick Perry in 2010. (AP)

Once a sticky thorn in Texas Gov. Rick Perry's side, former Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman took to the pages of The Daily Beast Thursday to endorse his old nemesis.

In his own words:

"So, would I support Rick Perry for president? Hell, yes! As the last nail that hasn't been hammered down in this country, I agree with Rick that there are already too damn many laws, taxes, regulations, panels, committees, and bureaucrats. While Obama is busy putting the hyphen between 'anal' and 'retentive' Rick will be rolling up his sleeves and getting to work."

A self-described "Jewish Cowboy" known for his unapologetic country-bumpkin style, Friedman ran against Perry in 2006 as an independent, and nabbed more than half a million votes.

The feud between Perry and Friedman runs deep. At a candidate forum in 2010, Friedman said that he wants his ashes thrown "in Rick Perry's hair" when he dies.

"Rick Perry has never lost an election; I've never won one," Friedman wrote. "Maybe that's what's wrong with the world."

Despite the apparent change of heart, Perry shouldn't feel too special. The former lead singer of the band "Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys" said that he would support just about anyone but Obama.

"Obama has done for the economy what pantyhose did for foreplay," he wrote. "I would support Charlie Sheen over Obama."

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