Just picked up the most recent issue of Maxim a few days ago, and there are separate interviews with Hulk Hogan and JBL. Hogan's is yet another advertisement for "Hogan Knows Best", and can be found at http://www.maximonline.com/entertainment/articles/article_6603.html . Although having him mention that the Big Show once duct-taped his son Nick to a chair for 3 hours is pretty funny.
JBL had a small interview where they get him to give his view on political questions. And for some reason, he answers in the 3rd person.
Since it doesn't seem to be on the website, I think it's ok if I transcribe it here.
BEAT THE PRESS Ex-WWE champ JBL loves to run his GOP mouth. Care to step in the ring?
Maxim: Why does JBL hate liberals? JBL: 'Cause JBL loves free markets. Liberals don't. JBL believes you're not supposed to be raised by the government. They didn't adopt you. JBL believes that if you're worth your salt, you make money. If you don't, you don't deserve to make money.
Maxim: You think poor people are lazy? JBL: You can give the poor people the rich people's money, and in five years the rich people will have it back. There are reasons people are poor. The poor have a right to go to school, to get a job, to succeed in society. It's not the government's job to create a safety net.
Maxim: In that case, what's your stance on the junk food ban in public schools? JBL: The U.S. has the fattest kids in the world; they don't need junk food. We should ban it! JBL doesn't think we should give the kids the option. We've got a whole generation of kids who are just soft.
Maxim: Why don't you like hip-hop music? JBL: You never saw George Jones shoot Merle Haggard. You never saw Bocelli shoot Pavarotti. JBL thinks it sucks.
Maxim: What do you think about Kerry? JBL: He can windsurf. And if he wrestled, he'd probably get about eight Purple Hearts per match. Bush lost two of the debates, the perception of Iraq wasn't going well, the perception of the economy was bad...Kerry should have had a runaway. JBL speaks his mind, and JBL is very pro what George Bush did. JBL makes no excuses for it.
Maxim: Who's the lamest politician of all time? JBL: Al Gore. No doubt about it. He had eight years of record economical growth behind him, and he couldn't get elected. Pathetic. Al Gore couldn't win a one-man rock fight. He's the dumbest S.O.B. to ever run for president.
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