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Kinky Friedman, Texas Gubernatorial Candidate, Wants His 'Ashes Spread On Rick Perry's Hair'

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KINKY FRIEDMAN ASHES RICK PERRY
Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman poses with supporter Kim Kelly at a campaign event at the Backyard Beach Bar Nov. 3, 2006, in Dallas, Texas. Friedman has joked he would someday like his ashes scattered in Governor Rick Perry's hair. (Photo by Brian Harkin/Getty Images) | Getty Images

A former gubernatorial candidate in Texas is turning heads with his unique sense of humor after once again joking that he would like to be cremated and have his ashes sprinkled on the head of current Texas Governor Rick Perry (R).

Kinky Friedman is a colorful showman in a state that rewards and appreciates its unconventional side. A Jewish country singer, tequila seller and detective novelist, Friedman unsuccessfully ran for governor as an Independent in 2006 (earning just 12.44 percent of the vote) and for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture in 2010.

Friedman recently kicked off his Bi-Polar World Tour to promote his music. The tour started in Texas, and stops are scheduled in Chicago and New York City, as well as in Sweden, Norway, England, Germany and several other European countries.

During his March 2 stop at Poor David's Pub in Dallas, Texas, Friedman told the audience that he is weighing another run for governor in the Lone Star State. "Everything is on the table," he said, according to the Dallas News.

“I’m gonna be cremated," Friedman reminded pub goers, referencing a joke he has made before, "and I want my ashes spread on Rick Perry’s hair."

While he has run against Rick Perry in the past, the self-proclaimed Jewish cowboy insists he harbors no ill will toward the politician. In 2011, Friedman endorsed Perry for president during an interview in the Daily Beast.

"Simply put, Rick Perry and I are incapable of resisting each other’s charm," Friedman told the Daily Beast. "He is not only a good sport, he is a good, kindhearted man, and he once sat in on drums with ZZ Top. A guy like that can’t be all bad."

During the Daily Beast interview, Friedman also quipped about wanting his remains to be scattered atop the governor: "I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in Rick Perry’s hair.

Perry's hair has long been a topic of discussion in Texas politics, but the politician's "extraordinary locks" burst onto the national scene during the recent Republican Party presidential primary. One devotee even created a (now dormant) Twitter handle, @GovPerrysHair, in honor of the slick 'do.

(Hat tip, Raw Story)

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