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Capitol Chatter: Many 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."


In this world of social media, current Gov. Mark Dayton may have learned about the need to make sure jokes are taken the right way.

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