Pawlenty Presidential Watch

Jan 07

Pawlenty Presidential Watch

The Tim Pawlenty Minnesotans know is NOT the same person who Tim Pawlenty is presenting to the rest of the country as he aims at running for president in 2012 (he is expected to announce his decision to run in March). I followed Pawlenty  — from his first Inauguration haircut to his last hurrah at the inauguration of his successor, Mark Dayton, eight years...

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Minnesota Gets a New Guv; What’s-His-Name Goes Away

Jan 04

Minnesota Gets a New Guv; What’s-His-Name Goes Away

Monday’s inauguration of Minnesota’s 40th governor, Mark Dayton, was the most somber such event in my memory. There was little of the pomp and circumstance that have marked recent inaugurals, such as 2007’s second swearing-in for Tim Pawlenty at the Fitzgerald Theater, which featured Roman columns, palm trees and gold medallions hanging from the ceiling – it...

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