Response to Can We Talk About Jesse Ventura’s Ponytail?:
“The Body” was the second worst Governor our State ever had. Knowing nothing of the value of our Rainy Day Fund, he campaigned against it, rebated a few dollars to Minnesotans and Bush’s ‘08 recession hit, draining the State’s Treasury and leaving us flat footed in dealing with rainy days!!! This sent us into debt precipitating cuts to vital programs like education and infrastructure. His paranoia was on full display after 9-11 as he felt he was surely a key al Qaeda target. To solve his budget blunders he proposed ending insurance for public employees in contract negotiations which precipitated a strike. He called his striking Public Employees terrorist because they wanted to keep their insurance. The tail is very appropriate. It completes the dim witted, albeit gruff squirrel look befitting the former Governor.