Actual photo of Gov. Tim Pawlenty Playing Army Man

Tim Pawlenty was the worst governor Minnesota has had since the days when any moron from a wealthy lumber, mining or milling family could buy the job. In many ways, he was worse: You can’t just be ANY moron to be governor these days. You have to be a special moron. I had retired this archive of TPAW Truth-Telling, but, like an infestation of sowbugs, he is back, being touted as a potential GOP running mate for Mitt Romney. The idea is tempting: With TPAW at his side, Romney would be out of the race by Labor Day.  Still, I feel Minnesota has an obligation to warn the rest of the country about this charlatan. So…Here we are again: My TPAW TROVE is back!

Q:  What’s the difference between Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty?    A:  Lipstick.

The Tim Pawlenty Minnesotans know is NOT the same person who Tim Pawlenty is presenting to the rest of the country as he runs for president in 2012 sucks up to Mitt Romney in the same pathetic manner in which he sucked up to John McCain in 2008. I followed Pawlenty, and documented his increasing rightward slant as his ambitions outgrew Minnesota, for both the Pioneer Press and StarTribune. I will continue to keep an eye on him here, including a look at how he has dog-whistled messages to conservative religious voters that most media have ignored. Below, I also have posted the Pawlenty profile I wrote for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine in Sept. 2008 — a piece published to coincide with the GOP Convention in St. Paul, when Pawlenty was being considered by John McCain as his running mate (a certain hockey pitbull-Mom aced him out for the job). Read and Enjoy!



The Truth About TPAW:

NC: TPAW, GOP Deadbeat

NC: Nowhere Man — The Official Tim Pawenty state portrait

NC: TOP Seven Portraits of Tim Pawlenty

NC: Dumpster Diving for Jesus

NC: Chicken Man: Tim Pawlenty is a WUSS. Just ask Minnesota.

NC: A Personable, Empty Suit (2008 Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine TPAW profile)

NC: A Zealot Is Unrecognized in His Own Land: Tim Pawlenty, Dogma Whistler

NC: TPAW and the I-35W Bridge: A Fox Smells His Own Hole

NC: I-35W Bridge & TPAW Report: I’m Sorry I Was Right

NC: TPAW the Pious Dumps on Poor from Afar

NC: Pawlenty Abandons Climate Change, Ditches Sledmate Will Steger

NC: Tim Pawlenty Abandons the Homeless, and Breaks His Pledge

NC: A New Reagan, Right Here in Flyover Land

NC: St Paul Just a Stepping Stone for Tim Pawlenty

NC: Pawlenty AWOL as State Budget Burns

NC: Bottom Feeding: Pawlenty Fans Welfare Myths

NYT: Gail Collins’ Hilarious Review of Tim Pawlenty Book