The I-35W Bridge, 5 Years On: The Whitewash Continues

Aug 01

The I-35W Bridge, 5 Years On: The Whitewash Continues

(Originally published Nov. 19, 2010. Re-posted on the 5th anniversary of the collapse and cover-up). Somehow, I missed the publication last week of a major new book on the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, which killed 13, injured more than 100 and kicked the Pawlenty Administration into a high-gear CYA operation. The book by Barry LePatner,...

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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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A Fox Smells His Own Hole First: TPAW and the 35W Bridge

Jan 19

A Fox Smells His Own Hole First: TPAW and the 35W Bridge

Tim Pawlenty’s new auto-puff book, “Courage to Stand,” claims that an unidentified DFL legislator called him the night of the I-35W bridge collapse (Aug. 1, 2007) and threatened to use the tragedy (13 dead, 100-plus injured) to attack the governor politically. Within an hour of the collapse, Pawlenty’s book alleges, the unnamed Democrat told...

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