Ventura clarifies positions on personal, political issues

by Erin Ghere

Gov. Jesse Ventura has been making headlines lately in all sorts of ways, from his Friday lunchtime talk radio stint to his feelings on the freedom of speech.

Hey fatty!
Ventura has angered some radio listeners by using his Friday lunchtime talk radio show, “Lunch with the Governor,” to mar his political opponents.
On Friday, Ventura called Darrell McKigney, president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a “bozo … that fat load looks like Lumpy Rutherford … this guy who ain’t never run around the block before in his whole life, doesn’t have a real job.”
In response, McKigney challenged “The Body” to a debate. Even so, Ventura said he will not be inviting him to show anytime soon.
Seems as if our governor can dish it out, but can’t take it.

Underwear update
Ventura clarified something that all Minnesotans are probably sick of by now: When does the governor actually wear underwear? Or does he at all?
On Monday night on CNBC’s “Rivera Live,” the governor told Geraldo Rivera he does not wear underwear when he is wearing jeans, but does when he is wearing suits and the like.
Now we can all sleep at night.

Milk does da body good
Ventura spent Friday in Washington, D.C., and stole the show at a House dairy subcommittee meeting when he gulped down a glass of milk in support of Minnesota dairy farmers.
Farmers have been protesting a system which give farmers higher milk prices the farther they are from Eau Claire, Wis.
Ventura jokingly suggested Congress move the milk price base to Beaumont, Texas, which just happens to be 1,100 miles from St. Paul.

Oh say, can you see …
Burning the American flag is a part of the freedom of speech and expression, argued Ventura Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.”
Ventura argued that the great thing about our country is our freedoms, including the freedom to burn the American flag.
His comments were in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote last week to amend the Constitution to allow legislation that would ban the desecration of the flag.