After being so successful in professional wrestling and knowing how staged it is, it must have seemed a natural step to Jesse Ventura to enter politics ("Ventura Will Leave the Ring," June 19). It probably never occurred to him that politicians and journalists play rougher than wrestlers. He learned that lesson the hard way. He may have a few more lessons to learn.
Just because he's not seeking a second term doesn't mean he is leaving his stage career behind. There are a lot of other people out there who are acting and playing rough games. He might consider going back into wrestling, where it's a little safer and where you expect to be booed by the audience. Shakespeare could have been speaking directly to the governor when he said, "All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts."