Jesse Ventura, who has been sliding into weirdness for a while, is reportedly preparing to sue TSA for:
“Warrantless, non-suspicion-based offensive touching, gripping and rubbing of the genital and other sensitive areas of his body,” that meets “the definition for an unlawful sexual assault.”
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.
The story points out that he was once less of a wuss, and not just in the ring:
In 2001, in the days after the September 11th terrorist attacks, then-Governor Ventura said increased scrutiny would be acceptable.
“We’re at war and we’re at war inside our own country,” Ventura said on Sept. 27, 2001, “something we’ve never seen or heard of before inside the United States of America. I don’t think you can be too careful and people are just going to have to accept a little bit of inconvenience.”
BONUS THEME CONVERGENCE: Matt Drudge chooses to draw his readers’ attention to the lawsuit by again linking to a story in the truther-tainted PrisonPlanet — and this time without the excuse of major Drudge-suckage in the story. Talk about sliding into weirdness. Please come home, Matt!