Dave Weigel’s write-up of yesterday’s Ron Paul event provides a good launching point for me to bring up a detail I didn’t mention in my column but nevertheless think should be recorded for posterity. When Jesse Ventura, the former governor of Minnesota who now looks like a homeless person with regular access to a weight room, arrived backstage before his speech he was swarmed by reporters and people who wanted their picture taken with him. As he was being escorted to the podium, the event staff announced that the press couldn’t follow him any further. Ventura turned to the reporters and said, “Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah.” He then smiled and promised to answer questions at his press conference.
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