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Jesse Ventura interview bumped off of CNN by Patraeus scandal

Outspoken former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was supposed to weigh in on President Barack Obama and the legalization of marijuana with Piers Morgan Friday night on CNN -- but the segment was ultimately bumped by an extended breaking news segment on a scandal involving CIA Director General David Patraeus.
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Outspoken former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was supposed to weigh in on President Barack Obama and the legalization of marijuana with Piers Morgan Friday night on CNN -- but the segment was ultimately bumped by an extended breaking news segment on a scandal involving CIA Director General David Patraeus.

Patraeus resigned from his CIA post Friday after admitting to having an extramartial affair.

Morgan blogged about Ventura's appearance Friday, but the information about his appearance was removed from Morgan's CNN page when it became apparent the segment wouldn't air.

There was no word on when the segment would be rescheduled to air.

"I think the big thing he has going for him is that he has four years that he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected," Ventura said in a preview clip released by the CNN. "When the president's in this position, having been elected a second time, now he's got nothing to lose."

See the preview video clip below.

Ventura made headlines during election season when he and his wife, Terry, released a video in support of same-sex marriage in protest of the now-failed Minnesota Marriage Amendment.

The former pro-wrestler-turned-politician also suggested a possible run for the White House in 2016 during an appearance on ABC's "The View" in September.

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