Jesse Ventura



Leslie Davis


Jesse Ventura




               THE PHONY NAVY SEAL

Facts I want you to know about Jesse Ventura

by Leslie Davis, Author  612-529-5253

Ventura lied about being a Navy SEAL, lied about being in Vietnam, and lied about being in combat. He does not have the Combat Action Ribbon.

Navy SEAL Commander Salisbury says Ventura is a phony SEAL.

Ventura told single moms that they were on their own regarding government help.

Told University students to, “Win if you can, lose if you must, but ALWAYS CHEAT.”

Insulted people who were religious, overweight or mentally ill.

Killed caged birds at a game farm with Maria Shriver and Charlie Weaver in 1998.

As Governor-Elect he supported the Highway 55 raid where more than 600 police arrested and tortured peaceful protesters. Henry Fieldseth was handcuffed and pepper sprayed in his eyes. 

Told young people that if they were smart enough to go to college they should be able to figure out how to pay for it. Yet when he went to school the government paid.

Told marijuana supporters that he supported them. Enough young people liked what he said about pot, even if they didn't smoke, and they showed up on Election Day and put him over the top. Check it out and you will see that the pot head vote put him in office.

Told Star Tribune columnist Dennis Anderson that you haven’t hunted until you've hunted man. The only man Ventura may have hunted would have been in a Hennepin Avenue bookstore.

Was a terrible governor for the environment. He appointed a local gas company executive to head the state Pollution Control Agency. Canceled the auto emission testing program. Allowed animal factories throughout the state to expand and failed to implement a proper energy plan.

Mismanaged state finances. The economic downturn was apparent before 9/11 but Ventura was too busy promoting his private money making ventures. He was too stupid to understand it anyway. The tax cuts and rebates he promoted and gave broke the State of Minnesota. The State Investment Board also suffered incredible losses while he was on the Board.


Jesse Ventura: bribed Bill Dahn to leave the Reform Party in July 1998. Dahn had registered to run for governor in the Reform Party in order to complain about an improper government sponsored insulation program that contaminated his house. Ventura wanted Dahn out of the Reform Party so he wouldn’t have competition in the September primary election and could keep his KFAN radio show. He lost the show anyway because Dick Franson warned KFAN that he would complain to the feds if they let Ventura stay on the air without giving equal time to his opponents. Doug Friedline and, secretary Mavis Huddle arranged for Ventura and campaign committee chairman Dean Barkley to go to Dahn’s house on July 19, 1998 and promise to fix his house if he would leave the Reform Party and register as a Republican. The media reported that the bribe was a $600 fee Barkley paid for Dahn to register as a Republican after leaving the Reform Party. It was not. The bribe was the promise to fix Dahn’s house. I have significant evidence that Barkley worked to fulfill the bribe. However, after Ventura was elected Barkley lost interest in Dahn and Dahn lost his house.


Complaints were filed against Barkley and Ventura for bribing Dahn and Ventura and Barkley fixed the investigation of the bribe. Two complaints were filed with Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner. When Gaertner received the complaints she should have immediately declared a conflict of interest because her employee/lover John Wodele was a personal friend of Dean Barkley. Gaertner held the case until after Ventura was elected and in December she declared a conflict of interest and sent the case to Anoka County to be fixed.


Charlie Weaver (former Anoka County prosecutor)
Phil Villaume (Barkley attorney and brother-in-law)
Thomas Heffelfinger (Ventura attorney, former U.S. Attorney)
Dean Barkley (Ventura campaign manager)
James Weber (Anoka County prosecutor)
Susan Gaertner (Ramsey County Attorney)
John Wodele (Gaertner employee lover)
Charles Balck (Assistant Ramsey County Attorney)
This group fixed the results and Weber announced them on December 31, 1998 (New Years Eve Day).
Gaertner caused it to take 161 days to get a decision on the bribery complaints.

December 28, 1998, unemployed John Wodele, boyfriend of crooked county attorney Gaertner, was rewarded for helping with the fix by being named Ventura's Communications Director.

December 31, 1998, Anoka County prosecutor attorney James Weber dismissed the bribery complaints against Barkley and Ventura.

January 2, 1999, unemployed Charlie Weaver was appointed Commissioner of Public Safety
as his reward for helping fix the bribery case.

February 4, 1999, James Weber, Anoka County prosecutor who dismissed the bribery complaints, was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Judicial Selection.



Some people ask why I don't let the Ventura story go.

It's because Ventura's use of the Navy SEAL designation was a large part of why he was elected Governor. SEAL Commander Salisbury calls Ventura a phony SEAL.

Ventura should have been convicted for bribery twice. Once during the primary and again when he fixed the investigation of the primary bribe. I should have brought a RICO complaint against him and his cronies.

Ventura lied about being a Navy SEAL. Lied about being in Vietnam and lied about being in combat. He does not have the Combat Action Ribbon. 

Ventura was a storekeeper on a ship that may have passed the coast of Vietnam so he got the Vietnam Service Medal. Big deal. Most of Ventura's time in the Navy was buying whores in the Phillipines where he was based.

Ventura tries to make himself a tough guy SEAL but he's All Blubber and No SEAL.

Even his truTV conspiracy show is phony. He shows a picture of himself in the movie Predator over the voice saying that he was a Navy SEAL. That's because he doesn't have any pictures of himself as a SEAL because he was not one. 

When the SEAL's changed their organization in 1983 by combining UDT with the SEAL's Ventura was long gone from the service. He had nothing to do with that.

If you want to really know the whole story about Jesse Ventura

then please call me to order the book!
Leslie Davis, Author





Jesse Ventura Was Not A Navy SEAL

Exposing the fraud of Jesse Ventura. Here is the article mentioned in the video. Ventura was not a Navy SEAL, nor did he see combat action in Vietnam, and it is high time someone called him on it. Here is the original article by a real Navy SEAL as it appeared in the San Diego Reader.