Tim Pawlenty, GOP Deadbeat

Oct 16

Tim Pawlenty, GOP Deadbeat

I have been accused of hating Tim Pawlenty, but it’s not true. He is a personable guy, a good dad (we’ve introduced our kids to each other while in line at Wuollett’s Bakery on Grand Avenue) and a pleasant conversationalist. There are just two things I dislike about the man: 1) He is the kind of puck-hogging, self-centered hockey player who stands...

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TOP Seven TPAW Portraits

Sep 26

TOP Seven TPAW Portraits

  With the unveiling of Tim Pawlenty’s official state portrait set for Oct. 11, it is a good time to review some of my favorite TPAW portraits from the past: Herewith, The Top Seven, in ascending order…   No. 7   No. 6     No. 5       No. 4     No. 3     No. 2       and… The...

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Portrait of a Nowhere Man

Sep 26

Portrait of a Nowhere Man

  Updated: Monday, Oct. 11… I take back everything I said in my original post (below)… This putrid portrait of Tim Pawlenty, unveiled this evening, is perfect: It is just as undistinguished as the man…   Undistinguished   Tim Pawlenty may be gone from the GOP beauty-stakes but he doesn’t want to be forgotten. Two...

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Dumpster Diving for Jesus

Jul 13

Dumpster Diving for Jesus

The Daily Beast, betraying a lack of familiarity with the real Tim Pawlenty, posted a piece July 12 (picked up by MinnPost) suggesting that Pawlenty isn’t enough of a fervent evangelical Christian to do well in Iowa…Well, TPAW may not do well in the Aug. 13 Iowa straw poll, but it won’t be for lack of trying to make it clear to religious voters that...

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Tim Pawlenty is A WUSS.

May 23

Tim Pawlenty is A WUSS.

Tim Pawlenty finally made it official Monday, but it was a bit of an anti-climax, to say the least. So ho-hum, in fact, that his hometown newspaper, the St Paul Pioneer Press, played the story on its Obituary Page. Where campaigns go to die. But his announcement that he is a candidate for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination is not making us sleepy; it’s making...

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