Monday, April 11, 2011

Schwarzenegger, Ventura, and the Land of Pawlenty

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first major post-governor plan really is starring as/voicing himself in the superhero cartoon The Governator.

Speaking of somewhat market-friendly governors, in a saner world, Pawlenty might be a hotter prospect, but the recent gubernatorial news from Minnesota – the land of Pawlenty! – that most amuses me is Jesse Ventura (Arnold’s Predator co-star) saying that (A) he would never vote for fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann but (B) he would happily be Ron Paul’s VP running mate – if Paul left the GOP.  Ventura makes sense sometimes. 

Given Ventura’s fondness for conspiracy theories, though, here’s my suggestion for a Minnesota-themed Ventura campaign slogan: “We can put a comedian in the Senate, but how can we be sure they really put a man on the moon?”

I should say I don’t know if he has actual moon-doubts – but he most certainly has 9/11-doubts.  When he began talking about them at a Ron Paul event back circa 2008, host Tucker Carlson literally bailed on the event on the spot, fleeing to avoid being associated with the claims.  Rude, perhaps, but I can’t say I blame him.

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