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Capitol Chatter: Many Minnesota political leaders find politics is no joke

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ST. PAUL — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was the king of deadpanning, a trait that got him in trouble more than once.

He often would deliver lines, giving no indication he was joking. After some comments were taken wrong, he learned to end non-serious comments with his deep-throated: “Joke, joke, joke.”

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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