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If you are from Minnesota and had trouble following the plotline in Fargo, then you might have thought Jesse Ventura was a good idea.
Pretty much everyone else knows farm animals may have cause to be nervous whenever he’s around.
Jesse Ventura, Minnesota’s former governor, won his lawsuit against the late Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle on Tuesday. He claimed he was defamed in that book and, while a jury agreed, the vainglorious former wrestler-turned-politician-turned-conspiracy-buff has not exactly comported himself in a fashion that elicits much sympathy.
After having been awarded nearly $2 million to be paid by the late serviceman’s widow, one might assume that Ventura would simply slip away and enjoy his victory. It seems, however, Ventura’s narcissism prevented him from taking the tasteful approach here.
In an appearance on CBS News’ This Morning on Wednesday, Ventura engaged in an amateurish attempt to manipulate your emotions by simply insisting rather forcefully that you should not feel sorry for the women who lost her husband to an assassin’s bullet who now has to pay millions to a professional self-promoter with a tenuous grasp on reality. Instead, Ventura insisted that he is the victim here.
“Taya Kyle had all her attorney fees paid by insurance,” Ventura noted. “I did not.”
“I’m already damaged,” Ventura said when asked if he had hurt his reputation by seeking restitution even after Kyle’s death. “I can’t go to a SEAL reunion anymore. That was the one place where I always felt safe. I can’t go there anymore without looking over my shoulder now wondering who is going to come after me next.” …
After seeking sympathy for the consequences of his own actions, Ventura reassured the audience that he has not emerged from this episode “unscathed.”
Lacking any empathy or courtesy, Ventura was asked what he planned to do with the winnings after noting that they come at the expense of a widow with two children. “Pay my lawyers,” Ventura said. His response was met with a shocked pause. “I didn’t have an insurance company paying the freight for me. I had to pay my own.” … [More here]
Robert Stacy McCain explains Chris Kyle’s mistake—and, yes, he did make one—here, and if you don’t already know what a four-alarm @$$hole Jesse Ventura is, you’ll want to read it.
So, great job, Jesse “The Old Body” Ventura. You’ve outdone yourself this time. Maybe now the WWE can bring you back. They can paint your face green and promote you as the snake that takes food out of the mouths of widows and their fatherless children. Maybe Steve Austin will come back and stoop low enough to kick your unsympathetic unpatriotic butt.
To quote the final line in Fargo…
Hope you feel good, Jesse.
How did you ever convince anyone you were honorable enough to wear the uniform of a U.S. Navy SEAL?
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