A new book says Jesse Ventura spent most of his time as governor watching TV and thinking pink:
- The former manager of the governor’s residence says he decided to write the book after Ventura dismissed the entire staff when a couple of workers made observations about the Venturas to reporters.
“I felt compelled to set the record straight,” Dan Creed said.
Ventura has not said why the staff was fired, but accused them of disloyalty for talking about parties thrown by his son, Tyrel.
In “Governor Ventura ‘The Body’ Exposed. The Man. The Mansion. The Meltdown,” Creed says Ventura seldom acknowledged those who labored on his behalf and often shunned visitors. He slept on a “1970s-throwback waterbed,” and sometimes left his pink feather boa on the bed, a sight Creed said “still unnerves me for reasons I can’t really put my finger on.”
Ventura wore a boa in his pro-wrestling days as “The Body.”
Creed, speaking in freezing rain near the residence, was joined by four other former staffers wearing pink feather boas.
….The Venturas are particularly distressed that the book uses snapshots taken at private family functions, Wodele said. One picture shows Ventura at his 50th birthday party dressed in a pink hula skirt and flowered headdress. Another shows the Venturas’ pink bedroom, with what Creed describes as “Pepto-Bismol walls, trimmed in cough-syrup fuchsia.” [AP]
They grow ’em weird up there. For some reason this book is not yet in Amazon – more information from the publisher here.