Jesse Ventura’s Junk
Volokh Conspirator Stewart Baker wonders whether Jesse Ventura's complaints about TSA groping making him a "wussy."
Volokh Conspirator Stewart Baker wonders whether Jesse Ventura’s complaints about TSA groping making him a “wussy,” especially in light of his own post-9/11 statement that “I don’t think you can be too careful and people are just going to have to accept a little bit of inconvenience.” Without evidence, Baker snarks, “Maybe his real beef is that he used to get paid big money to be touched like that on TV, and now he’s just treated like everybody else.”
I’d suggest that:
- Law professors should be extremely circumspect in questioning the masculinity of former Navy frogmen who came to national prominence as professional wrestlers and action movie stars
- One imagines Ventura expected the inconvenience to be related to stopping terrorists
- There are a lot of things people willingly do for money that they shouldn’t expect to have to do as a condition of traveling freely
Tangentially related gripes:
- Google’s current search algorithm, which prioritizes new content, makes it next to impossible to find the context of quotations from 2001. The top several hundred results are repeats of the same story.
- In light of Sunday’s idiotic commentary on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler, who played on a torn MCL and then had his manhood questioned for being unable to continue, perhaps we should generally take a new tone on the issue.