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Pawlenty: Palin qualified to be president (GOP Debate)
The Hill ^ | June 13, 2011 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 06/13/2011 8:35:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) made the first and only mention of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), praising her and saying she is qualified to be president.

Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, was asked who made the better choice for vice president in 2008, Obama by choosing then-Sen. Joe Biden or Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) selection of Palin.

The Minnesotan originally focused his comments on Biden, criticizing his Iraq policy, but then turned to praise Palin.

"I think Gov. Palin is a remarkable leader, she is more than qualified to be president of the United States," he said.

Palin, a potential candidate who could shake up the race, was not present for the debate and was hardly mentioned by the moderators or the candidates on stage.


TOPICS: Alaska; Minnesota; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: debates; freepressforpalin; palin; pawlenty
They'd all be smart to follow his lead.
1 posted on 06/13/2011 8:35:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They would be, but they are not.


2 posted on 06/13/2011 8:37:40 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dick Morris says it’s going to be Romney, Pawlenty and Huntsman (whoever he is) vying for the RINO faction vote vs. Bachman, Cain, and maybe Santorum for the “grassroots” voters.
And he says it’s going to be great fun to watch that battle play out.

What’s going to REALLY be fun is to watch him, BO Reilly and the rest eat crow the day after Palin announces and blows all the above off the map!

Bachmann jumped in today - did anyone even hear a splash?


3 posted on 06/13/2011 8:42:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Qualified to be POTUS - Well the sadly reality is, since Obama has been elected to the office.....virtually about 50% of this Country (or more) is qualified to sit in that office now. Obama lowered the bar of substance to hold that office that will only hurt this great Country in the long run. That can't be undone.
4 posted on 06/13/2011 8:44:18 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: bigbob

“Bachmann jumped in today - did anyone even hear a splash?”

Mmmm. More of a faint splat.


5 posted on 06/13/2011 8:45:12 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: bigbob
NPR seems to be placing enormous emphasis on Huntsman and Romney. I can understand (but not support) Romney as a leading name in the eyes of the MSM. But Huntsman? No one knows him. He's Class-B Romney, that's all. But they are pushing him.

Once again, the media has selected the Republicans who cannot win and has crowned them as our front-runners.

6 posted on 06/13/2011 8:48:23 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think the MSM is pushing someone like Romney or Hunstman not because they though these people cannot win, but they think it’s fine even if one of these guys win because he won’t get too much of a different president from if a Dim wins.


7 posted on 06/13/2011 8:53:18 PM PDT by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They love Huntsman because he’s way to the left of Mitt Romney, and that’s certainly saying something. The guy was a long-haired hippy son of privilege who dropped out of high school.

Why else would the media love him so, even though nobody ever heard of him? Or why else would Obama have chosen him to be his ambassador to Communist China?


8 posted on 06/13/2011 8:58:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Psalm 144
Bachmann’s performance tonight, IMO, was Bush League. Shallow talking points. Annoying laugh and mindless jokes. Her opening statement was a pandering steaming pile. Honest to gosh, the more I see her the less impressed I become.
9 posted on 06/13/2011 9:01:44 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: paudio

its the same reason why the right prefer a hillary over obama, because she’s slightly right of obama. Most of the candidates in gop are left of Palin


10 posted on 06/13/2011 9:02:14 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i noticed Mitt couldn’t bring himself to say anything nice about Palin. bad blood there.


11 posted on 06/13/2011 9:12:03 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROFL... She wasn’t even there, and yet, she was!

How cool is that. A force to be reckoned with, for sure.


12 posted on 06/13/2011 9:12:23 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they all suck,- WE NEED PALIN NOW!!!! -


13 posted on 06/13/2011 9:12:44 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: unseen1

“i noticed Mitt couldn’t bring himself to say anything nice about Palin. bad blood there.”

Looking at some of the youtube clips of various debates and exchanges in Massachusetts, Romney shows flashes of being a really vicious, nasty SOB. One such flash in ‘08 put me off of him in perpetuity. This nastiness is independent of his policy and integrity failures, which are completely different and additional reasons to dislike them person.


14 posted on 06/13/2011 9:29:21 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144

Meant to say of Romney:

“This nastiness is independent of his policy and integrity failures, which are completely different and additional reasons to dislike the person.”


15 posted on 06/13/2011 9:31:20 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: unseen1
Mitt sucks canal water and that's all there is to it.
16 posted on 06/13/2011 10:05:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: unseen1
Mitt sucks canal water and that's all there is to it.
17 posted on 06/13/2011 10:06:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ClearCase_guy
“NPR seems to be placing enormous emphasis on Huntsman and Romney.”

All the more reason it should be defunded.

18 posted on 06/13/2011 10:15:30 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: chicken head

“they all suck,- WE NEED PALIN NOW!!!! -”
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I agree, and it is obvious that the Marxist know it, with their non-stop smears of her.

The cockroaches know that she is the REAL Raid on their
full court press to make the USA into the USSA.


19 posted on 06/13/2011 10:17:26 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: hinckley buzzard

yeap but the sad fact is if the field doesn’t change form what was on the stage toninght Mitt will be the nominee. those other 6 idiots could fight their way out of a wet paper bag. Not one laid a glove on mitt. why i have no idea. Cain should have been going after mitt all night. So should have timmy and bachmann. yet none did. either the fix is in or they are all cowards. the fight is not just about Obama but for the soul of the party too. i think if Palin or Perry doesn’t get in mitt will win the nomination and Obama wins four more years...


20 posted on 06/13/2011 10:42:25 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: gov_bean_ counter

i don’t know you, but i love you!!! i wish you were one of the so called “pundits” on tv panels providing commentary. everyone else is just a zombie in a vanity fair of pointlessness. i truly wonder how Palin will handle media while IN office.


21 posted on 06/13/2011 11:26:06 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: chicken head

here here...its so hilarious how desperate the media is to treat these people as legit contenders...its all part of continuing on in their self perpetuating cycle of denialism.


22 posted on 06/13/2011 11:31:55 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: bwc2221

LOL what was that one word Palin used when referring to them? about the need to defund the national endowment for the arts, NPR, and other such “frivolities” in order to address thr deficit? was that the word? frilly frills? frou frou? haha something fitting like that. I love her!


23 posted on 06/13/2011 11:42:04 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think this is an admission of the obvious. They all know she’s going to the next POTUS...


24 posted on 06/14/2011 12:30:18 AM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (She's runnin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should have shown THE UNDEFEATED to all the participants, before the debate began. That could have inspired them to perform better...


25 posted on 06/14/2011 12:35:35 AM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (She's runnin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That helps Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

That is the opposite of Bachmann who is going down,
down, down, for hiring, and keeping,
Rollins-theRomneyBackstabber.


26 posted on 06/14/2011 3:54:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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