Quote of the day: Jesse Ventura on Cheney

Former Navy Seal and Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura, in an interview largely about Norm Coleman’s loss to Al Franken, had the following to say about waterboarding to Larry King.

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[Video of the exchange can be found here.]

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9 Comments

  1. Posted May 12, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    And, speaking of waterboarding, we’re still waiting for Sean Hannity to keep his word and give it a shot for charity.

  2. Posted May 13, 2009 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    The American people need to know what was discussed at Cheney’s secret “energy task force” meetings in the spring of 2001. It might be that the only way we can get that information out of him is through the use of expanded interrogation techniques. We might also find out what we need to know about the federal attorney firings if we waterboard Rove. Though they might protest, I’m sure deep inside they’d still understand the necessity of it, because they love their country.

  3. Paw
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    And, if either of them don’t give us the answers that we want, we should waterboard them 86 days in a row.

  4. Paw
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    And I’m starting to wonder about this idea of a young Cheney being in with the Manson family. If I’m not mistaken, Manson’s master plan was to create a race war, which he and his followers would wait-out in the desert. They would, according to Manson, arise from the ashes like kings. Really, it’s not that different from what Bush and Cheney tried to do. They faked evidence to instigate a religious war, and they looted the national treasury in the process. Maybe Cheney is the man behind both.

  5. Ol' E Cross
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    As nice as that clip is, it make me think Jesse Ventura still thinks he can be (or at least wants to be) president, or, at least, someone who can be someone given a waterboard and free reign to set all ills right.

    Alas, he is so like us all…but nothing like us as an all.

    Big man. Little soundbite.

  6. Posted May 13, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m not a huge Ventura fan, but, in this instance, I think he got right to the heart of the matter in a way that few other folks have been able to. I think it was well said.

  7. Evers
    Posted May 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Hell yes Ventura for President! About time a real American hero is a real American leader! He’s Ron Paul plus a pair minus old age compromise! Think about it.

  8. Patrick
    Posted May 15, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Best quote from the interview;
    “Cheney is obviously a coward.”

  9. Patrick
    Posted May 16, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Only eight comments, huh?
    If you listen to the entire interview, Jesse “The Body” also gives his answer to the Gay Marriage dilemma. Of course, I have been saying the same thing since I have been married, but it doesn’t bother me that somebody who is still well respected in certain circles and who is actually married would say it on national TV.
    I know a guy who is 58 yo and never been married who is vociferously against gay marriage or civil unions. He doesn’t even have a girlfriend. Then, there are people married at the good old justice of the peace who never set foot in any kind of church who are vehemently against even civil unions. Maybe they don’t realize that if you take out the God language in the justice of the peace ceremony, what they have is a civil union.
    Maybe I am starting to like Jesse Ventura. I don’t know. I wish I could wake up every morning at whatever hour I like and surf all day.

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