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Since: 11.7.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
Apparently Jesse wasn't kidding....

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`The Body' has eye on tackling White House in 2008
By Elisabeth J. Beardsley
Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Wrestler-turned-politician Jesse Ventura all but threw his hat into the 2008 presidential ring yesterday - and said he's already decided to tap basketball star Charles Barkley as a running mate.

And he said he's not kidding. ``Everyone laughs,'' he said. ``They told me in Minnesota a wrestler couldn't become governor, and I proved them wrong.''

The foray came as Ventura, the former governor of Minnesota, came to the State House to lobby for gay marriage.

Bragging he bucked the old-school political system by appointing 73 judges without knowing a single one, Ventura said he's ``setting up for 2008.''

``It's time to put a wrestler in the White House,'' said Ventura, who's known as ``The Body'' from his professional body-slamming days.

At age 52, Ventura said he's ``learned to never say never.''

The former Navy SEAL doesn't like President Bush [related, bio] or Democrat John F. Kerry [related, bio], saying he wants an option besides ``Pepsi or Coke.''

An independent, Ventura admitted it would be hard to gain nationwide ballot access - but added he's interested enough to have already tapped Barkley, the outspoken retired NBA star.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
I guess that's this week's Sign of the Apocalypse.



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Since: 2.1.02
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    Originally posted by Jesse Ventura at least 26 times this month alone
    ``It's time to put a wrestler in the White House,''
I have a feeling we're gonna be hearing this damn catchphrase non-stop for the next four years, or until he comes to his senses and gives up.



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Ventura had a shot in '00 when the public still thought he was a cute little novelty. Now, he has the added XFL stigma, he knew he wasn't getting re-elected in Minnesota so he didn't run again, his TV show on MSNBC had the shelf life of McClain Stevenson show that wasn't MASH, and people think he's a clown again. At this point, Barkley would be the strong part of the ticket, and he'd probably try dumping Jesse because he'd be deadweight.

(edited by redsoxnation on 23.3.04 1522)


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Jesse Ventura would be a much more entertaining non-threat then Al Sharpton...

Ventura and Barkley would create for some interesting debates and probably raise some good issues. I doubt they actually think they'd have a chance in hell of getting elected but if they could get people to pay attention to whatever their main issue/agenda is, then it's worth it.
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    Originally posted by fuelinjected
    Jesse Ventura would be a much more entertaining non-threat then Al Sharpton...

    Ventura and Barkley would create for some interesting debates and probably raise some good issues. I doubt they actually think they'd have a chance in hell of getting elected but if they could get people to pay attention to whatever their main issue/agenda is, then it's worth it.


It wouldn't be right however unless Chuck uses the phrase "We're Goin' Fishin" in his concession speech.

By the way, you think Vince would take the Secretary of State post, or would that be better suited to Kenny Smith?

....no I'm NOT serious...but if we're gonna talk about it, let's have some fun with it :)



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Since: 6.1.04
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.46
    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    ....no I'm NOT serious...but if we're gonna talk about it, let's have some fun with it :)


Agreed...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Sergeant Slaughter

Secretary of Treasury - Ted DiBiase

FBI Chief - Stone Cold (the man can interrogate a suspect!!)

Head of the IRS - Irwin R. Shyster (obviously)

Special Envoy to the Middle East - The Iron Sheik

Man, we could do this for days... :-)
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
    Originally posted by Von Maestro
      Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      ....no I'm NOT serious...but if we're gonna talk about it, let's have some fun with it :)


    Agreed...

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Sergeant Slaughter

    Secretary of Treasury - Ted DiBiase

    FBI Chief - Stone Cold (the man can interrogate a suspect!!)

    Head of the IRS - Irwin R. Shyster (obviously)

    Special Envoy to the Middle East - The Iron Sheik

    Man, we could do this for days... :-)


While Ed Leslie has made quite the push for Drug Czar in recent weeks, I think we'd have to honor Jake Roberts' lifetime achievements and give him the nod.

Pat Patterson for Secretary of the Interior?

*rimshot*



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    Originally posted by asteroidboy
      Originally posted by Von Maestro
        Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
        ....no I'm NOT serious...but if we're gonna talk about it, let's have some fun with it :)


      Agreed...

      Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Sergeant Slaughter

      Secretary of Treasury - Ted DiBiase

      FBI Chief - Stone Cold (the man can interrogate a suspect!!)

      Head of the IRS - Irwin R. Shyster (obviously)

      Special Envoy to the Middle East - The Iron Sheik

      Man, we could do this for days... :-)


    While Ed Leslie has made quite the push for Drug Czar in recent weeks, I think we'd have to honor Jake Roberts' lifetime achievements and give him the nod.

    Pat Patterson for Secretary of the Interior?

    *rimshot*


Cover Barkley's boys too:

Secretary of the Air Force - Michael Jordan
Secretary of the Navy - the Admiral David Robinson
Secretary of the Army - The General Bobby Knight
Secretary of Transportation - Allen Iverson (I think he travels a lot...)
Secretary of Defense - Joe Dumars
Surgeon General - Dr. J

ah, enough



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Ah, see...this is what I'm talkin bout ya'll

Secretary of State: David Stern. If he can deal with those NBA labor agreements, how hard can foreign relations be?

Commerce Secretary: Vince McMahon. Who knows how to be a salesman better than he does?

Head of the CIA: Pat Riley. That sneaky sonofabitch would be perfect. And as a bonus, you'd have the best motivated spies EVER.

Secretary of the Interior: Anthony Mason. Showed his love of trees when he was quoted after being arrested for statuatory rape, "what was I supposed to do, cut her leg open and count the rings?"

Secretary of Transportation: Bill Goldberg. Because of his mastery of all things motorized.

U.N. Ambassador: Don Nelson. Has previous experience dealing and delegating with many people of different origins at once.



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Now how could you leave out JR for Press Secretary/Persidential Spokesperson???

"BY GAWD, DID YOU HEAR WHAT JESSE SAID? WE'RE GOIN TO WAR WITH IRAQ AND IT'S GONNA BE A SLOBBERKNOCKER!"
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Since: 11.7.02
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
Does this mean Judge Jeff Jones gets a shot at the Supreme Court?



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    Originally posted by wmatistic
    Now how could you leave out JR for Press Secretary/Persidential Spokesperson???

    "BY GAWD, DID YOU HEAR WHAT JESSE SAID? WE'RE GOIN TO WAR WITH IRAQ AND IT'S GONNA BE A SLOBBERKNOCKER!"


Only because there's one guy who's an even better pick for press secretary than JR is...and I will stick by this choice all the way:

MUTOMBO



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    Originally posted by wmatistic
    Now how could you leave out JR for Press Secretary/Persidential Spokesperson???

    "BY GAWD, DID YOU HEAR WHAT JESSE SAID? WE'RE GOIN TO WAR WITH IRAQ AND IT'S GONNA BE A SLOBBERKNOCKER!"


And I forgot - Department of Homeland Security?

The APA



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I hope he doesn't leave out "I aint got time to bleed" and "You're all a buncha slack jawed faggots" from his ads. It will grab your attention at least.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.46
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    And I forgot - Department of Homeland Security?

    The APA


I would think The APA would be better suited as the chairmen of The National Indian Gaming Commission.

With Tatanka as their Liaison of course... :-)
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    Originally posted by Von Maestro
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      And I forgot - Department of Homeland Security?

      The APA


    I would think The APA would be better suited as the chairmen of The National Indian Gaming Commission.

    With Tatanka as their Liaison of course... :-)


DHS should be co-chaired by Charles Oakley (who's been keeping people safe and lashing out at threats for years) along with The Big Bossman...

YOU'RE FIXIN TO SERVE *HARD TIME*, AL QUEDA!!





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    Originally posted by Von Maestro
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      And I forgot - Department of Homeland Security?

      The APA


    I would think The APA would be better suited as the chairmen of The National Indian Gaming Commission.

    With Tatanka as their Liaison of course... :-)


Couldn't we have Wahoo McDaniels - he was an Indian at least :)



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.46
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Couldn't we have Wahoo McDaniels - he was an Indian at least :)


True, but I'm not sure how effective a dead liaison would be...

(I know, oy :-/)
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    Originally posted by Von Maestro
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      Couldn't we have Wahoo McDaniels - he was an Indian at least :)


    True, but I'm not sure how effective a dead liaison would be...

    (I know, oy :-/)


Wahoo dead? Dang, I didn't know that.



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