He says he is not going to run for a seat in the senate. He said that tonight on Larry King. Jesse has until 5pm tomorrow to enter the race and he stated that if God calls him and tells him to run he will. So far he says God has never talked to him.

My first reaction to this news was relief and a big “Thank God”! Jesse ran for Governor of Minnesota in 1998 and won. I want to make it clear right here that I was driving across country moving to Seattle, WA during the primary election and thus I never cast a vote in that particular election. I had nothing to do with it.

Jesse was seemingly a breath of fresh air. He didn’t hold back and told it like it was. At least like it was for Jesse. I Googled Jesse today. I hadn’t paid him any attention since long before he left office as our governor but with his upcoming announcement today I wanted to catch up with what he had been doing. I knew he had written a book or two though I never bothered to read them.

According to many websites Jesse believes that 9/11 was caused by our own government. He is not the only one who believes this. Rosie O’Donnell and Willie Nelson also believe this shit. Willie Nelson I can almost understand. He has smoked a little too much peyote and since he doesn’t believe in paying taxes it isn’t a stretch to think he might be one of those people who see a conspiracy everywhere. Rosie has also been under a bit of stress, she seems to fly off the handle for no good reason rather frequently so I’m not surprised she would believe this too.

I was talking to ex#1 last night when I started writing this post and mentioned to him the fact that Jesse thinks 9/11 was an inside job. Ex#1 does not believe that but he told me that if he was skeptical about any of the conspiracy theories out there he was inclined to believe that we never really landed on the moon. He never mentioned this little factoid when we were dating or married but I assure you that if he had thrown that out there my son would not be here today.

I have no doubt that I am gullible and likely to take as gospel a lot of the things the government tries to sell us. I should be considerably more skeptical but I’m not. I like my rose colored glasses very much thank you.

Jesse had until 5pm this evening to file to run for Governor. He didn’t but his pale Dean Barkley will be in his place. You can read all about him here. I might just start up my membership again so I can date him. Of course he is only looking for slender or athletic and toned young women and no more than a high school education so I guess I’m out of the race. What a maroon!