My dad pointed out to me that Ventura seems to be striking a Lenin-like pose on this website banner. Hmmm.
I was in MN when Ventura beat two major party centrists to become MN governor. It is interesting to me that he is trying to frame himself in a Leftist/Progressive light these days. When he was gov his populism was all about popular gross consumption. He fought to do such things as end ski mobile restrictions in state parks so that the SUV driving ski mobiling hordes from the suburbs could make even more noise and pollute even more in MN's wilderness areas. The guy is a complete poser, in the manner that perhaps only a former professional wrestler could be. Still, if he can educate some of the working classes with regard to the corporate takeover of America, good for him.
Speaking of Lenin, his birthday is this Friday - don't forget to make plans.