Pawlenty Quits After Third-Place Straw Poll Finish

By: Sunday August 14, 2011 7:30 am

Pawlenty’s candidacy was very much predicated on winning Iowa, a neighboring state to Minnesota. He hoped the momentum from that early victory would slingshot into other states. He spent months in Iowa and put up the first TV ads of any candidate there. But he never gained traction, either there or nationally.


Bachmann Uses Big Government Health Care to Cope with Migraines

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 3:30 pm

I think it’s pretty clear that someone played a dirty trick on Michele Bachmann (probably Tim Pawlenty’s campaign) by planting a story in The Daily Caller about her frequent migraine headaches. The DC article hinted at salacious allegations of pill popping and headaches that leave Bachmann incapacitated for days. ABC News piled on with similar allegations from a former staffer that said Bachmann’s headaches left her unable to function.

Come Saturday Morning: ’90s and ’00s Tax Cuts Are Why State and National Budgets Are Messed Up

By: Saturday June 25, 2011 6:45 am

The NYT’s Mary Williams Walsh fails to mention the role played by the massive tax cuts that the vast majority of states pushed through in the 1990s. It was known, as far back as 2002, that these tax cuts were going to cause major problems down the road — in fact, they were already causing problems for the states, and the people who help.

Bachmann Joins the Glitterati!

By: Saturday June 18, 2011 6:04 pm

The hardest thing I had to do over the past twenty-four hours was keep my lips zipped about this, once I’d got the advance word from a friend of a friend.

Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire: Let the Disappointed Shrugs Begin!

By: Monday June 13, 2011 4:44 pm

Tonight at 8pm ET, seven Republican Presidential aspirants will debate at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire. CNN will carry the debate live. The seven participants include everyone who is currently announced as a candidate for President, as well as a couple others who have not formally announced. Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and Ron Paul will debate tonight.

Pawlenty Hammered on Unrealistic Economic Plan – on Fox News

By: Monday June 13, 2011 11:31 am

You know things are bad for Republican candidate when his plan for cutting trillions in taxes is panned on Fox “News”. Tim Pawlenty, too boring to get any attention except with a radical plan that is too radical for Republicans.

Tim Pawlenty: Cheaper than Ambien

By: Wednesday June 8, 2011 8:40 am

I particularly enjoyed the “Embargoed Until Delivery” part. Because, seriously, who could possibly contain themselves?

Tim Pawlenty: No Credit Risk of Debt Default if We Pay Foreign Investors First

By: Sunday May 29, 2011 8:08 am

A week ago, George Will advised Tim Pawlenty that now was the moment for him to make his move. On ABC’s This Week, Pawlenty did so. He got in the “let’s play chicken with the debt limit” car and headed it straight towards the cliff, joining the growing list of Tea-GOP presidential wannabes who should never be given a license to drive.

Mitt Sitting Pretty: Romney Leads Latest Poll of GOP Field

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 4:03 pm

The news for Mitt Romney has been pretty good lately; he leads the Republican presidential field in the the latest Gallup poll of the race.

George Will on Tim Pawlenty: Does America Need a No-Fly Zone?

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 8:45 am

George Will tells us it’s time for Pawlenty to make his move. But Will doesn’t explain why American should want Tim Pawlenty.

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