On Castro's exit
Posted at 7:07 AM on February 19, 2008
by Bob Collins
The resignation of Fidel Castro as president of Cuba prompts us to recall one of the more intriguing moments in Minnesota politics -- when Jesse Ventura met Castro.
It wasn't on a big diplomatic stage, but a not-quite-by-chance meeting when Ventura led a trade delegation to Havana to try to whip up some business for Minnesota farmers
"For his age, he looks in pretty good physical shape. And if our policy is is we're going to wait until he's gone, I would say we may be waiting a long time," Ventura said at the time.
Right or wrong, good or bad, is there anyone who has even come close to the longevity of Castro in the world's eye?