Jesse takes on today's politicians

  • Article by: BILL WARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 12, 2012 - 10:15 PM

In a new book, ex-guv dishes on "gangs," SEALs and George Carlin.

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obviousJun. 12, 12 9:41 PM

I can't help but hear his voice in my head as I was reading this. He does have some good points though. The state casino lobbyist must have more political power than common sense has these days ...

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Maynard_242Jun. 12, 1211:20 PM

Jesse learned his pro wrestling lessons well... shameless self promotion is always more important than doing real good.

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travis2002Jun. 13, 1212:55 AM

I thought he was in mexico now after he couldn't stand the TSA? Lol. This guys a loon, I care little about Mormonism, I'm not voting on that. I have no clue what Obama is, doesn't matter either, but his record does and it stinks. I do find Jesse funny, the examples to give are endless, but a favorite of mine is his belief that the Denver airport is a secret goverent bunker. He was puzzled why they would build an airport in such flat and barren land. He was also completely puzzled by construction work being done there, yet if he looked online it was part of a $650 million expansion. Then the real tell tale sign though was the art from the local Indians, this Jesse said was the symbol of the free masons and proof this was a bunker. Oh, one more we simply can't forget. Jesse, the truther went to new York to uncover the truth on 9/11. He was again puzzled by the lack of cooperation he received when asking to search ground zero during the reconstruction. He also was quite dismayed to find a hanger at JFK airport that stored 9/11 debris was locked!!! This guy is nutty, but he is funny.

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norselandcJun. 13, 12 4:17 AM

Most of what qualifies as controversial in Jesse's world is simply loony tunes to the rest of us. The notion that the Dems and Reps are putting on airs for the cameras when they disagree is laughable. Most of the rest of the bullet points are nonsense too.

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sgjsdadJun. 13, 12 7:55 AM

Jesse has referred to the two major parties as 'the Demo-Cripps and the Re-Blood-licans' for as long as I can remember. He actually has a number of good points when it comes to our current political situation and discourse but sadly when it is Jesse verbalizing those good points....well....right or wrong it becomes difficult to take them seriously. I'll give him credit for this much; when he was governor he at least recognized his own limitations and had sense enough to surround himself with smart people who weren't ideologues.

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elmore1Jun. 13, 12 9:21 AM

Gotta appreciate Jessie and Jeb Bush's recent comments on our current political environment. Total polarization and gridlock. Traditionally our Gov is simply a mouthpiece for which ever party they are affiliated with (Tpaw or Dayton). It is refreshing to hear other perspectives.

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Flash_GordonJun. 13, 1212:25 PM

Didn't read the article. Not gonna read the book. I change channels when his name is mentioned. Anything this guy says or writes is not worth newsprint, broadcast, or internet space.

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EleanoreJun. 13, 1212:34 PM

He couldn't be more right concerning party politics. In any civilized nation these people would be in prision for countermining the constitutional social compact. Lawlessness will be the "crumbling from within" that takes us down as a nation and thanks to it's corporatist champions sitting in elected office, anything citizens do to stop it will always be a nationalist reformation, and should be viewed as such in a positive light at this point.

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steavis61067Jun. 13, 12 1:32 PM

Considering he still calls himself a former SEAL is proof not to believe anything he says. His UDT unit was not a SEAL unit when he was active duty. His consistent lying on that matter destroys his credibility. That, and being prejudiced against someone's religion doesn't bode well, either.

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philawkerJun. 13, 12 2:55 PM

I worked for Jesse's campaign and also in his transition office when he was elected governor. The guy is dumb - as a fox! When he wanted to get something done in the state, he'd inkle the opposite to the Democrats and Republicans so they would band together (they both despised him and he knew it) to be against him but actually for what he really wanted. He'd joke about it afterwards on how blind and stupid the parties were for swallowing the rhetoric and the parties didn't care about us - just about themselves, getting re-elected, their parties and party lines. He enjoyed feeding the "media jackals" misinformation knowing that if he told the facts, it would be reported in a misinformation form anyway. Yes, his ego did get in the way sometimes (but name me a politician where that never happened) but he got a lot done when he was in office (look it up) because he got both parties to work together - against him for all they knew but for him (and us) for all he and the rest of us close to him knew. Jesse truly represented the independents and middle class, who happen to make up the majority of Minnesotans.

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