Fark founder and Boing Boing friend Drew Curtis is running for governor of Kentucky

We love Drew Curtis, and we love Fark.com.

We love Drew Curtis, and we love Fark.com.

If Drew Curtis of Fark wins the Kentucky governor's race, all of us at Boing Boing have agreed that we will move there.

Jackie Kucinich of The Daily Beast reports:

Curtis told The Daily Beast he got the idea from a friend who was "fed up with what she had to work with" in terms of her elected officials, so she ran for a judgeship and won.

"Watching that whole process go down was really interesting," he said. "It seems like [politicians aren't] trying to do the right thing anymore, and they're all checking their donor lists and making decisions based on [donor preferences]."

As a result, he decided to launch a campaign but decided not to affiliate himself with any party because of the money flooding the established parties.

Instead the campaign's structure will be based on "data-driven" models and, Curtis said, will not be beholden to the traditional masters of the two-party system.

"There are things you can do that are highly effective on the cheap that were just not possible 10 to 20 years ago," he said.

[Daily Beast]