You can’t believe how hard it is for an Independent candidate to run for anything in Texas; yup, Texas, that bastion of independence, the one always trying to go it’s own way. In the Dallas Morning News (free registration required) is the story of how he has to get nearly 50,000 signatures on a petition and have people vote for him in the primary but they can’t be the same folks... and then it gets complicated.

Kinky’s website
and more info on the petition drive (and the chance to buy an action figure!)