the cat grapples
with a catnip bird
how to paint
the finch’s song
a frog burrows deeper
into the mud
Lyin’s Din? Evan Schaeffer has posted about his adventures at the
AEI Wednesday panel “The $253 Million Vioxx Verdict: What Does It Mean?”
Evan says he Survived the Lion’s Den, where he was the lone “plaintiff’s lawyer”
on the panel, but was treated graciously by his hosts, including Ted Frank. Evan
has compiled related links (but offered no juicy gossip, beyond relaying that Dan
Troy of Sidley Austin seemed visibly upset with Evan).
This morning, I lingered at the official website of Kinky Friedman‘s
Independent campaign to be the governor of Texas, along with his accompanying
weblog. It’s no surprise that Kinky, known for his Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch,
is working hard to help animals in need after Katrina. He’ll be raising money for the
cause during a House Party Across Texas, on Sept. 16th and 17th.
At the KINKY Friedman: Why the Hell Not? weblog, there’s A Message from Kinky
(Sept. 8, 2005) that I believe is worth repeating here:
A Message from Kinky
I wish to express my sincerest sympathy to those who lost
loved ones, homes, jobs or hope as a result of hurricane Katrina.
We should keep in mind that from every tragedy emerges valuable
knowledge for our future, allowing us to correct those things that
didn’t work as well as they might have. There also arises a Phoenix-
like renewal of faith in the human spirit, when people give of themselves
and their resources to help. . . .
I cannot imagine a United States without New Orleans. As a Texan,
I look forward to the rebuilding of our neighbor with its great fun, food,
music and culture.
God bless the people and animals of New Orleans.
Independent Candidate for Texas Governor 2006
There’s a lot of political insight and hijinx from the Kinkster at the website. So far, though,
they haven’t adopted my suggested motto: Kinky: He puts the goober in gubernatorial!