Faithful Grist List readers know that Kinky Friedman is running for governor of Texas. Wacky but true. And listen to this (sub):

Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman (I) released his energy plan yesterday, calling for the state to increase its renewable portfolio standard to 20 percent of its electricity usage by 2020.

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"We have the resources to be self-sufficient. We have enormous solar, wind and biofuel capabilities. What we lack is leadership," Friedman said.

He also wants to create a Texas Dept. of Energy — not a "traditional agency," he says, but a "bully pulpit" headed by, no shit, Willie Nelson.

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Awesome.