Jesse Ventura: Palin ‘Quit’ as Governor to ‘Cash In and Make Big Money’

March 10, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota and ex-pro wrestler is out making the media rounds promoting his new book, filled with “documented facts” about various New World Order conspiracy theories. During an appearance on CNN’s Larry King Live this past week, the colorful and outspoken Jesse “the Body” did not disappoint, and he took aim at Sarah Palin, calling her a “quitter” who is only interested in making “big money” and said, he would not vote for her as president if she was the only person running. Ventura also derided the tea party movement as a right-wing joke and he ridiculed hate talker Rush Limbaugh for praising the medical care he received while in Hawaii, not realizing that the 50th state provides universal healthcare.

Regarding his views on Sarah Palin, Ventura pointed put that quitters like her certainly would not make it through the grueling Navy SEAL training:

VENTURA: “Well, it shows why she quit the governor. She wanted to cash in and make big money. It’s that simple, you know? I wouldn’t vote for her if she was the only candidate because she’s a quitter. You know, she told the people of Alaska she wanted to be their governor and then halfway through the term she decides it’s not her cup of tea anymore? Well, Larry, she’d never make it through Navy SEAL training, because if you say the words, “I quit,” you’re gone. And to me, she’s nothing but a quitter. I would never support her. And people that do, I think, are bad for doing it.”

And Ventura laughed off the teabaggers, pointing out that they were silent all through the abuses of the Bush administration:

KING: “What, then, do you think of the American Tea Party?”

VENTURA: “I think they’re kind of a laugh, because they’re supposed to defend the Constitution and all this. Well, where were they when habeas corpus was being taken away, because in our country right now, they can arrest you, they can hold you without charging you.” […] “I think this is just more of a right-wing movement to try to make it look like we’re turning socialist or something.”

Jesse “the Body”, who now spends most of his time in Mexico surfing, when he’s not promoting fringe conspiracy theories, pointed out the disingenuous of the teabaggers and others who oppose “government run healthcare” when they benefit from Medicare and our veterans receive federally funded healthcare. “[I]f it’s good enough for a veteran, it should be good enough for us,” said Jesse. And he laughed at Rush Limbaugh’s praising of Hawaii’s state-run healthcare system, when he’s such a staunch opponent of healthcare reform. Rush Limbaugh “said how great it was, before he found out that it was state-run health care.”

When it comes to politics, Ventura essentially believes that first, we should “kill all the lawyers,” or at least make it illegal for lawyers to run for office. And he proposes destroying the two-party political system in our country, with every candidate running as an Independent. “It is high time to — to destroy these two parties, if we can, because they’re leading us down the road to ruin, both of them,” said Ventura.

When it comes to his fringe-conspiracy theories, Ventura likes them with a little side of paranoid-laced skepticism. Many of the conspiracy theories covered in his book, Ventura already featured on his TruTV show called, “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura.” In one episode, Ventura advanced the theory that global warming was a hoax, perpetuated by a super secret cabal of industrialists to take over the world.

“It may not be true, but it could be true,” Ventura says of the conspiracies in his book entitled, “American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies and More Dirty Lies that The Government Tells Us.” Like any good conspiracy theorist, just the notion that a crazy plot could be true, fuels the constant black helicopter, tinfoil hat crowd. “And if It could be true, it’s dangerous,” reasoned Jesse.

KING: “But you can be a con — are you considered, though, a conspiracy buff in that you’re so conspiracy oriented, that you believe nothing, that you question anything?”

VENTURA: “No, not at all. I don’t necessarily believe every conspiracy that I write about in this book. I just tell the other side of the story and documents back it up to where you still have to say, you know, there’s validity to this. it may not be true, but it could be true.”

On the other hand, Venture tells Larry King that every conspiracy theory discussed in his book, such as the 9/11 truther conspiracy, and the grassy knoll theory behind the assassination of JFK, are based on “documented facts.” “I may offer my opinion at the end of the chapter or the beginning of a chapter, but everything in between is all documented,” said Jesse.

But it’s the paranoid interpretation of “documented facts” that keeps committed conspiracy theorists, like Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura up at night pondering the apocalyptic dangers of the Illuminati cabal.



15 Responses to “Jesse Ventura: Palin ‘Quit’ as Governor to ‘Cash In and Make Big Money’”

  1. Ray on March 10th, 2010 12:21 pm

    First off – When someone spends his time surfing in Mexico instead of checking his facts first, or looking at things in context and then goes and spouts them off with his own spin – thats just an embarrassment. Palin didn’t quit to make the “big bucks” as Jesse calls it. If he bothered to get the facts before making a judgement he would find out that Palin gives back. When she gets a payment for speaking somewhere, very little of the proceeds go to her. She uses them to pay her assistants, the workers, etc. Second, to the issue of Rush. Rush went to a PRIVATE hospital. He was talking about how the PRIVATE hospital provided excellent care. If Jesse bothered to read and research beyond what he thinks he’s reading then he would know that. All I mean to say is CHECK YOUR FACTS before taking something out of context and claiming it as fact. Otherwise when everyone notices that you didn’t bother to get things straight then all that ends up happening is you look like an ignorant surfer.

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  3. Jim Alberter on March 10th, 2010 1:13 pm

    Who in fact owns the property and commercial property going up at “ground zero”? In short, who profited from 9/11

  4. Renee Dellasala on March 10th, 2010 1:36 pm

    I don’t believe what Jesse Venture says about the building falling on 9-11, the planes brought those building down. What people don’t know is that Bush Jr. meet with his brother Jeb the night of 9-10 , Jeb handed his brother all the information of pilots learning to fly planes into buildings, yet there was no security at the airport after knowing this could happen. I blame the Bush administration for 9-11, It never should have happen!

  5. Ryan on March 10th, 2010 1:39 pm

    OK you say that he doesn’t check his facts well just because Palin pays her people with that money guess what who else is going to pay them if they are part of her staff. Another thing after her embarrassment running for VP she then dropped out cause she said she was tiered of the bombardment of all the media with her family & personal life but she is then all over the TV with the teabaggers and going after her daughters baby father using her pull in the media to make him look bad & not her daughter but guess what it takes to she needs to stay out of peoples business and keep to herself that would stop all the trash talking but she loves it & thrives off of it to get paid cause if you are not in the public eye then you get nothing now she works for a news station & uses her pull there to slam anyone she feels she can get a rise out of & keep her name in the paper. Even though Rush was in a private hospital which means nothing cause any hospital has there private sector that the whole thing is still run by the state & is regulated by the state so everyone gets that care him being in the private sector just means they are doing there best to keep from having there patient bombarded with media and poperotsy so think about it before you speak.

  6. LeeAnn D. on March 10th, 2010 2:14 pm

    It’s amazing to me that most American’s take everything our government and media tell us as truth and fact. If someone questions it or thinks outside the box (critical thinking), they are labeled a fruitcake, nut, or an idiot. Wake up America not everything is as it seems all of the time. Remember, according to our government Area 51 was a hoax and was made up by conspiracy thoerists and/or nut jobs, and have been proven correct by Pres. Bill Clinton.

  7. r beadle on March 10th, 2010 2:40 pm

    i think what he is saying is that everything has to sides a yin and a yang if you like and that every thing should be questioned , its only by questioning , we get answers . now i like to keep an open mind about all i see and hear , but ultimately i like to make my own judgment or sit on the fence , that’s what democracy is about . I’m sure if you look between the government and the theories , you will be somewhere near the truth . in general conspiracy theorists are extremely negative and politicians are extremely positive always trying to sell something , they are black and white . the people need to look more into the grey area in the middle to be somewhere near the truth . I’m not an expert but i know morality and whats right and i no enough to say that financial institutions should have no power in politics or be able to finance presidential candidates as they is a huge conflict of interest . power in democracy belongs to the electorate and the president is supposed to represent the voice of that electorate , not dictate law by over ruling constitutional law . that is tyranny . the central bank needs to be nationalised and answerable to the people . at the moment people are answerable to the banks , that’s tyranny too . a president cant serve two masters .

  8. r beadle on March 10th, 2010 2:45 pm

    the president is the most powerful man in a dictatorship , the electorate are the most powerful in a democracy . which one do you consider your selves to be honestly ? then you will have your answer .

  9. That MMA guy on March 10th, 2010 3:11 pm

    I used to like Jesse Ventura. What happened to this poor fool? Who cares if Palin quit to “make money”…things like this happen every day. The only reason people even talk about her is because she is a Republican and the left leaning media will do anything to discredit the GOP. Say what you will about the tea party movement but the fact is they have the right to say what they want. It’s called First Amendment…look it up sometime. Lastly, who gives two sheets about Rush and where he’s going to get health care?

    Honestly, the corporate owned media complex needs to be eliminated…there is nothing lower than people who make a living talking about things other people do. Except lawyers….on that, Jesse and I agree.

  10. Leslie Davis on March 10th, 2010 3:18 pm

    Jesse Ventura may say some things that are accurate, but overall he is a liar, cheat, bully, and phony Navy SEAL. And yes I did say that to his face. Ventura was never in Vietnam and never in combat as he claimed. He bribed and cheated to win the election for governor and then fixed the bribe when it was discovered. He decided not to run for a second term as governor because I exposed him in my book Always Cheat.
    See a snapshot of my book at this link and if you e-mail me your address I’ll send you a complimentary copy because it’s important for people to know the truth about Ventura the liar, cheat, and phony Navy SEAL.
    Leslie Davis, Aurhor

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  12. D4TRTH on March 10th, 2010 5:21 pm

    Well I think most would agree the author of this article does not believe the views of Jesse Ventura, and 40-50% of America…. (I hear its higher than that now, but I have not checked the polls lately). The simple fact is that just as Jesses said, the documented facts are overwhelming. The problem is most Americans will not sit down at a computer for 3,4, or 5 hours and go through the available information out there. Once you do that, as I have, you will never again feel as this author does. Simply the tide is turning, and the people behind the press (most likely this article as well) are waging a dis-info war to keep the country in the dark. But all that aside….all anyone has to do is look at the collapse of building number seven. A hugh steel frame building, that was admittedly “pulled” by Larry Silverstein, the former owner of the WTC lease. The reason it was pulled was that it was to damaged and may have fallen on other buildings.
    So okay….lets say that is true (though watching videos of the building show differently) A building that size would of taken “WEEKS” to wire with explosives.
    How did they wire a precision explosion in “SIX HOURS” (length of time after the towers were fell)
    The explosives were in the building the whole time maybe???
    Now Im sure many people will want to dispute this, and say”oh no it can be done in 6hours”
    So as soon as the two towers fell, they all said “shit emergency…. start wiring building 7 for demolition”!!!! So they had to assemble TNT, Thermite, wires, jack hammers, and a team of skilled guys. Not just anyone can lay a complex explosive such as thermite around a beam and wire it up. Also beams are inside concrete walls, and access takes alot of time. There were hunderds of beams that needed to be accessed. So all this was done in 6 hours huh…???
    Wakeeeeeee uppppppppppp!!!!!!
    Why would Silverstien authorize this you might say….well he insured it for terroist attacks 3 months before 9/11 for the maximum allowed..BOTH Towers!!!
    He doubled his money people.
    Jesse Venturas 9/11 show also had a segment where he interviewed the NY FBI director about the fact not one of the black boxes of the 4 planes had been found.
    Then he interviewed a former TSA employee with 30 years experience who admitted Never, since the TSA had started investigating airline crashes, had the black box not been found. They even found them a mile under the sea!!
    Do the research people, and wake up to the fact this country is in a downward spiral, and the press will not sound the alarm bell. Listen to Jesses shows….do the research. Check out the organization “1000 Architects and Engineers” for 9/11 truth. I guess 1000 Architects and Engineers are crazy too…huh “Chattah box”?

  13. Gina Green on March 10th, 2010 5:48 pm

    I was at a book signing with Jesse Ventura last night. He spoke for 30-40 min and answered QA. He was honest, unwavering and I admired the things he said. He is a courageous Patriot and I thank him for it.

  14. Jessica on March 11th, 2010 8:23 pm

    Palin quit because she’s a whiney baby who couldnt hack it. Plus she wants $$$$$$$$$$$ He’s absolutely right. She’s tired of being a nobody hillbilly and wants cash cash cash. She’ll make a ton of money, for being a joke and a moron.

  15. Mike on March 28th, 2010 3:22 pm

    > 1000+ engineers and architects have signed a petition basically saying that 911 was an inside job
    > WT7 was not hit by plane
    > Pentagon hole could only be possible with missile hit (did they ever show a single large piece of the ‘plane’? Why are they hiding security videos?
    > Where is a single large piece of the ‘plane’ in Pennsylvania?

    I am sorry people are not that stupid and have awakened! Jesse has an important role in the truth movement because he can speak in terms masses can understand. Yet, Jesse only scratches the surface of what Jones or Icke would say and others. However, Jesse at least digs much deeper than Michal Moore.

    For anyone still believing the official story do your self a favor and talk to your local physics professor at a University level or just watch controlled demolition videos.

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