JESSE, KEILLOR MAKE PEACE

The war of words between Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and Garrison Keillor (the host of public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion”) over the humorist’s satirical book about a wrestler who becomes governor appears to be over. “The governor wishes Garrison Keillor all the luck in the world and hopes he makes a bundle,” said John Wodele, Ventura’s spokesman. Ventura had earlier said that Keillor “is writing a book, based on me, without my permission, without anything of my involvement … To me, that’s cheating, because they are cheating me.” He compared the novel — “Me — by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente as told to Garrison Keillor” — to the illegal T-shirts, unauthorized made-for-TV movie and other commercial ventures that trade on his image. “It’s odd that Governor Ventura thinks I need his permission to write a satire of him,” Keillor said.

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