During a radio show last October, a caller told Ventura that his "insecurities and whining about the media are unbecoming for a statesman and for a Navy SEAL." Ventura replied with an anecdote about a sign he'd seen during the recent strike by state employees, which read: Governor, Do Navy SEALs Run and Hide? "And my response was, 'Yes, that's our mode of operation,'" said Ventura, as quoted in the Star Tribune. "We're not Marines. SEALs don't charge the beach....We hit the enemy when the enemy least expects it....I just like to fight back. They're the ones whining because I'm not talking to them....There's an old saying: 'Don't bite the hand that feeds you,' and the Minnesota media's bitten my hand too many times. So now the hand's not feeding them anymore."


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