Skip to comments.Pawlenty's defense of Palin
Posted on 01/07/2011 1:39:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Tim Pawlenty takes aim at critics of Sarah Palin in his new book, which is set to released Tuesday and a copy of which was obtained by the Fix.
And in doing so, the former Minnesota governor seems to be saying something about his own blue-collar appeal as he weighs a run -- perhaps against the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee -- for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
The book, called "Courage to Stand," represents the latest in a series of steps Pawlenty has taken to emerge on the national stage in advance of his near-certain presidential bid in 2012.
And the book is particularly kind to Palin, devoting several pages to her pick as vice president in 2008 (Pawlenty was on the short list for the spot). Pawlenty, who often plays up his everyman image and calls himself a "Sam's Club Republican," commiserates with another candidate from a less traditional background. The governor says Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made a "courageous" pick with Palin, but that the senator was doomed regardless of his running mate.
Here's a sampling of the pro-Palin comments in the Pawlenty book:
* "Those who blame the loss that November, even in part, on [McCain's] choice of Sarah Palin as running mate lose sight of the big picture. In truth, it didn't matter whom he would have picked. Once the economy collapsed, Barack Obama was going to win that election."
* On his conversation with McCain after the pick was announced: "I told him it was a gutsy pick. A good pick."
* "On the basis of executive leadership experience alone, [Palin] had many times the experience of McCain's opponent."(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...
Pissy, Pissy come out WHEREVER you are...!
This is smart on his part. He knows that she doesn’t have the slightest chance of being president and would struggle in a primary so this is a way to get in good with some of her primary supporters and have that carry over to enthusiasm for him in a general election. Not that he is likely to get that far but this isn’t a bad move.
huh? IMHO NO Way is Pawlenty going to even win a primary, not a one.
Yeah, just like that washed-up B Movie actor who graduated from some no-name college. What was his name again? The one that was way down in the polls against President Carter. What ever happened to him?
;) Kidding, of course.
shoulda titled his book “Courage to Mandate More Ethanol”.
“...as he weighs a run — perhaps against the former Alaska governor ...”
... or a wish to run WITH her ....
I’ve never understood the desire to read these political books. Just not appealing to me, even if I agree with them politically.
“Pissy, Pissy come out WHEREVER you are...!”
I saw him a minute ago ... he had a rope and a six pack of beer and was heading into the bushes ... said something about pissing up that rope just didn’t seem to make sense, but he’d give it a try ...
He could be vying for the v.p. pick.
“Once the economy collapsed, Barack Obama was going to win that election.”
Completely false. Had Mccain told them to pound sand on the bailouts, they might have won.
To me, he seems like a decent man and more or less conservative; but from what I’ve seen, he has less charisma than Alfred E. Newman. IMHO
Yep.....IMHO that is exactly what Pawlenty is saying: I’ll try but what I’m really looking for is you guys to call me if you need a VP candidate
He’s fishing for VP consideration.
That certainly doesn't surprise me. It takes a modicum of intellectual curiosity and a desire for knowledge and understanding, something you've yet to demonstrate in any of your postings I've read.
And you're so obtuse you proudly announce it to the world, as if you are prideful of your ignorance.
Maybe someday someone will come out with one in comic book form for you. Until then you can revel in your shallow puddle of ignorance.
“He knows that she doesnt have the slightest chance of being president and would struggle in a primary”
The Daily Kos is thataway.
As far as I can tell Pawlenty is ok aside from being a full-fledged ethanol backer. How can we get rid of that corrupt excuse for fuel?
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