The Body is back
Minnesotan embarrassment Jesse Ventura will run as an Independent for Senate, entering the race along with incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman and Al Franken. The NPR clip is worth listening to, at least for the graceful “Fargo”-esque cadences of some of the interviewees, the aside that Jesse Ventura met his interviewer in a parking lot, and the voice of Ventura himself, who sounds only a little deranged. When asked about the Minnesotan Republican chairman’s remark that Minnesotans are still getting over a political hangover from his bad run in the governor’s seat, Ventura responds like he’s wearing spandex in the Xcel Energy Center:
Getting over a hangover? The only hangover they had was the fact that I beat their boy Norm Coleman.
And even better:
I run because [Coleman’s support of the Iraq War] angers me…All you Minnesotans take a good hard look at all three of us. And you decide: if you were in a dark alley which one of the three of us would you want with you?
I don’t get it. Is the dark alley a metaphor for the Congressional quagmire? Is he somehow equating physical strength with political chops? Is he implying that he could take on a Coleman-Franken tag team, no problem? Will he literally beat the shit out of Coleman if he loses? Is he planting the seeds for a possible career shift to costumed vigilante hero?
Also, I cannot wait for what comes next in this ridiculous Senate race. First we have Al Franken’s Playboy article and tax evasion kerfluffles, Norm Coleman’s English basement brouhaha, and now The Body has come back swinging. Maybe Count Chocula and the Trix Rabbit will escape from General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley and attempt to establish a junta.