| Yes you heard me correctly. Esquire has laid out endorsements for political candidates this election season.
They do not endorse every Democrat, but they were pretty close to doing so.
Rick Perry (R)
Chris Bell (D)
Kinky Friedman (I)
Carol Keeton Strayhorn (I)
We love a good joke as much as the next guy, but we're sorry, Kinky, we just can't. How to describe the incumbent, Rick Perry? We've got it: Not as smart as George W. Bush but much better hair. Our pick for the excellent people of Texas is the former congressman who had the guts to get the ethics investigation of Tom DeLay started.
Esquire endorses: Bell
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)
Barbara Radnofsky (D)
Texas has produced some of the giants of the Senate. Think Lyndon Baines Johnson, Ralph Yarborough, John Tower, Lloyd Bentsen. Not to mention Sam Houston. Is Hutchison really the best Texas can do? Sadly, the answer is yes.
Esquire endorses: Hutchison
Democrats getting endorsements for Congress are some of the same ones that other publications have chosen to ignore, including our own blog, so I give them props here and now: Roger Owen CD-1, Gary Binderim CD-2, Dan Dodd CD-3, David Harris CD-6, Jim Henley CD-7, Ted Ankrum CD-10, Ruben Hinojosa CD-15, Silvestre Reyes CD-16, Chet Edwards CD-17, Robert Ricketts CD-19, Charlie Gonzalez CD-20, Nick Lampson CD-22, Ciro Rodriguez CD-23, Gary Page CD-24, Lloyd Doggett CD-25, Tim Barnwell CD-26, Solomon Ortiz CD-27, Frank Enriquez CD-28, Gene Green CD-29, Eddie Bernice Johnson CD-30, Mary Beth Harrell CD-31, Will Pryor CD-32.
Notably, Esquire does not endorse Shane Sklar or John Courage. I don't know what the magazine's criteria was for endorsing anyone, but might I suggest an Armani suit or two for Sklar, and maybe some blond highlights for Courage.