Governor of Minnesota
JESSE 'THE MIND' VENTURA
Jesse..the Early Years
Jesse with his tag team
partner, Adrian "Golden Boy" Adonis
(Note they are wearing the
tag team champs belts)
It's Jesse and Adrian in a
tag team match with Greg Gagne and The Crusher
(Jesse in the
The Inaugural Ball "The
Yes, my lovely wife and I
attended the Inaugural Ball. I did manage to take a few photos,
however, NO ONE but heavily authorized and cleared media persons were
allowed to bring anything into the Target Center resembling
"professional" camera equipment. So I passed myself of as a regular
guy rather than the photo nut I am, and managed a few shots with
"consumer" level gear. Enjoy.
Rather large crowd PACKED
the Target Center. University of Minnesota marching Band on
"America" was an
unannounced surprise act. They performed "A Horse With No Name"
dedicated to our First Lady, Terry Ventura (who runs her own horse
ranch) and of course their big hit "Ventura Highway". Wonder how they
thought of THAT?!?
The Governor join Warren
Zevon on stage to sing "Werewolves of London" and promptly made up
plenty of his own lyrics. Yes, that IS the Governor in the purple
bandana, shades and boa!
Looks rather fetching in
the Jimi Hendricks T-Shirt, don't you think!
THE GOV GOES
Here in Minnesota, we have
a tradition where the Governor opens the fishing season at some
community known for it's fine fishing. Well, Grand Rapids was the
city chosen for this event this year, and the crowds and media landed
in town in a big way. I did manage to get a few photos from the
Community Bar B Que held for the Governor in the center of
Governor Ventura arrived
in this Pontiac GTO, escorted by members of the Northern Cruisers Car
Club (That's his hand waving out the passengers window). I did get a
nice pic of the Gov by the car, but in learning to operate a new
digital camera managed to delete it!
Quite a few folks gathered
to hear the Governor speak to the masses.
Media from around the
State was on hand with their satellite trucks.
To help raise funds to pay
for the big shindig, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce raffled off a
swell pontoon boat and motor. They had a few tickets to sell before
the drawing, and enlisted the help of the Grand Rapids High School
cheerleaders to canvass the crowd and move a few more tickets. OK, I
bought one. Who can resist buying a raffle ticket from a
As you may know, Governor
Ventura abandoned the Reform Party after the various factions started
an internal war, and he started the Minnesota Independence Party, a
party that is planning to have a Presidential candidate in 2004.
Learn about the new party by clicking on the spiffy logo below, then
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