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Songs To Help Kinky Friedman Learn What the Texas Agriculture Commissioner Does

Songs To Help Kinky Friedman Learn What the Texas Agriculture Commissioner Does
Craig Hlavaty

Musician, author, animal-rights activist (and probably a couple of other titles we're leaving out) Kinky Friedman announced Monday he was withdrawing as a candidate for governor in next March's Democratic primary and instead seeking the office of Agriculture Commissioner, a post previously held by homespun liberal gadfly Jim Hightower and our current governor, Rick "Screw Term Limits" Perry. The Agriculture Commissioner heads the Texas Department of Agriculture, which is in charge of a lot more than farms and farming - everything from pesticide regulations to administering the National School Lunch Program in Texas, the Broadband for All Texans program and anything related to weights and measures. In other words, should Friedman defeat incumbent Ag Commissioner Todd Staples (who even has his own blog) next November, he's going to have his hands full. After poking around on the TDA's Web site for a while this morning, Rocks Off thought we'd come up with a few songs to help Friedman start learning about his prospective duties.


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