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A Fine Pawlenty Intro

Posted on | July 30, 2010 | 17 Comments

by Smitty (h/t Political Byline)

I’ve seen him live a couple of times, and he hasn’t disappointed. What’s intriguing about him is that he seems especially comfortable both in speech mode and, as far as I can tell, actually doing the job, as he has in Minnesota. My understanding is that he’s outmaneuvered an opposition legislature in some impressive ways. Also, the fact that he’s more of a quite than a napalm-flaming conservative may make him more acceptable to independents, and afford lower negatives than others. Being less polarizing might not be bad.

And, if he were elected and offered an inverse ideological pivot to the current POTUS, all the better.

Comments

17 Responses to “A Fine Pawlenty Intro”

  1. Pat
    July 30th, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the linkie love sir! πŸ˜€

    Ya’ll alright in my book…

    for a bunch of weirdos… πŸ˜‰

  2. Pat
    July 30th, 2010 @ 11:56 am

    Thanks for the linkie love sir! πŸ˜€

    Ya’ll alright in my book…

    for a bunch of weirdos… πŸ˜‰

  3. billhedrick
    July 30th, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    Minnesota guy here. He is very demonized here by the Dems, who are basically to the left of Kucinich, but by most national standards, he’s basically a GWB level conservative, maybe a little to the right of W, but not by much. He’s a loyal Republican rather than a Tea Party guy.

  4. billhedrick
    July 30th, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    Minnesota guy here. He is very demonized here by the Dems, who are basically to the left of Kucinich, but by most national standards, he’s basically a GWB level conservative, maybe a little to the right of W, but not by much. He’s a loyal Republican rather than a Tea Party guy.

  5. Andrew Sullivan
    July 30th, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Call me when Pawlenty says that McCain was an idiot for picking Palin over me. Then we can talk.

    I also want to thank Charles Johnson, who turned me on to this new superhero.

  6. Andrew Sullivan
    July 30th, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    Call me when Pawlenty says that McCain was an idiot for picking Palin over me. Then we can talk.

    I also want to thank Charles Johnson, who turned me on to this new superhero.

  7. smitty
    July 30th, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    @Pat,
    Normality is vastly over-rated.

  8. smitty
    July 30th, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    @Pat,
    Normality is vastly over-rated.

  9. Live Free Or Die
    July 30th, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

    “Never give up! Never surrender!”—Jason Nesmith,Galaxy Quest,1999

    “Never give in! Never give up.” Tim Pawlenty, 2010

  10. Live Free Or Die
    July 30th, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    “Never give up! Never surrender!”—Jason Nesmith,Galaxy Quest,1999

    “Never give in! Never give up.” Tim Pawlenty, 2010

  11. Pat
    July 30th, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    Normality is vastly over-rated.

    I hear ya. I’m with ya. πŸ˜‰

  12. Pat
    July 30th, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    Normality is vastly over-rated.

    I hear ya. I’m with ya. πŸ˜‰

  13. K~Bob
    July 31st, 2010 @ 12:27 am

    No more “W” types, thanks. If he’s trying to win from “the middle” then he’s got the McCain supporters sewn up tight. And the loss.

  14. K~Bob
    July 30th, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    No more “W” types, thanks. If he’s trying to win from “the middle” then he’s got the McCain supporters sewn up tight. And the loss.

  15. Kojocaro
    July 31st, 2010 @ 3:20 am

    never give up never surrender-Tim allen’s character in galaxy quest

    give up and surrender-Barack Ojackwagon

  16. Kojocaro
    July 30th, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

    never give up never surrender-Tim allen’s character in galaxy quest

    give up and surrender-Barack Ojackwagon

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