Jesse Ventura took on a variety of questions from Larry King Wednesday — on the former Minnesota governor’s birthday, no less. Ventured offered his thoughts on a range of topics, including Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, ultimate fighting and his future plans in politics. Here’s a sampling:
Ventura, who appointed more than 70 judges while governor, finds Sotomayor “totally qualified.”
As to Al Franken’s election to the U.S. Senate, Ventura said it displays a sense of citizen government: “There have been letters to the editor here in Minnesota saying how embarrassing it is that we have elected a writer/comedian [to political office], just as before we elected a pro-wrestler,” he said. “I am more disturbed that people think we should elect career politicians and lawyers.”
And Sarah Palin: “She’s a quitter!” Ventura said.