Ventura talks about his new book’s dedication

Sep 17, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck

The Washington Times posted an interview with Jesse Ventura, and this exert, Ventura talks about dedicating his booker to Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson:

Question: You dedicate your latest book “DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans” to Hunter S. Thompson. Why did you decide to do that? What exactly did he try to warn us about?

Ventura: Well, first of all to me Hunter is the last of what they call “Gonzo journalists.” I dedicated it to Hunter naturally because he’s gone, and I dedicated it to Hunter because to me Hunter told the truth in what he wrote. He had great truth in his writing. Also, the fact that when Hunter covered the elections for “Rolling Stone,” way back in the 60’s and 70’s, he showed us back then how fraudulent politics was and what a farce it all was turning into so that’s why I wrote: “the man who warned us.” If you read Hunter’s writings for “Rolling Stone” and all of that in the 60’s and 70’s, in his own way he was warning the people of America where the politics were turning and the whole situation of it.

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