NR sends "Greetings from Planet Paul"

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National Review's Stephen Spruiell is over in Minneapolis at the Target Center, covering Ron Paul's counter-convention.

Spruiell writes that one speaker's attack on his employer was a crowd-pleaser:

Another prompted loud applause for calling for the rejection of "the redefinition of conservatism that began with Bill Buckley and National Review," adding, "To break with statism is to break once and for all with the Buckleyite right-wing."

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse "The Body" Ventura spoke at the event. Turns out he's a Troofer, and he's threatening to run for President in 2012.

As Ventura continued to "ask questions" about what really happened on 9/11, a vocal contingent in the crowd (coming from all parts of the arena) took to chanting, "9/11 was an inside job." At one point, it got so loud that Ventura had to pause for a few moments before going on. Many in the crowd were applauding Ventura throughout his discussion of 9/11, but some were sitting stone-faced, looking on with dismay.

Stay tuned to The Corner for more transmissions from Planet Paul.

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Brian said:

I watched Ventura last night on CNN's Larry Kings show. King brought him onto the show when McCain canceled, after the interview between CNN's Camel Brown and Tucker spokeman from the McCain campaign.

King asked several questions directed to Ventura about the speeches. Ventura admitted that he didn't see or hear any of the convention coverage. He mentioned that he spoke that the Ron Paul Republican response at the Target Center. So crazy!

Would have been funny if Ventura had gone into "pro-wrestling interview mode," pointed to the camera and threatened the Republicans with a smackdown.

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