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Tim Pawlenty continues focus on Michele Bachmann's migraines
The State Column ^ | July 23, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 07/24/2011 8:34:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty continued his focus on reports that Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann suffers from serious migraines, saying Friday that his campaign is not “pushing” the story.

“I checked with our staff,” Mr. Pawlenty said Friday. “They said they did not push the Bachmann story. In fact they reminded me that the sources for the story were her, apparently, her former staff.”

Mr. Pawlenty’s comment comes just days after The Daily Caller reported the story, citing sources close to Ms. Bachmann.

“All of the candidates I think are going to have to be able to demonstrate they can do all of the job all of the time,” Mr. Pawlenty told reporters earlier this week. “There’s no real time off in that job.”

The former Minnesota governor clarified his remarks Thursday, telling Fox News that his comments were taken out of context.

“You know, I think it’s mostly a sideshow, Greta. I’ve observed Congresswoman Bachmann. I’ve never seen her have a medical condition or impairment that would seem to be a concern,” Mr. Pawlenty said.

“I’m confident that our campaign did not push that story, and again it appears to have been sourced to her former staff,” Mr. Pawlenty added.

Meanwhile, Ms. Bachmann defended her candidacy, saying reports are overblown and that she remains healthy.

“I have prescription medication that I take whenever symptoms arise and they keep the migraines under control,” Ms. Bachmann said in statement. “Let me be abundantly clear — my ability to function effectively has never been impeded by migraines and will not affect my ability to serve as Commander in Chief.”


TOPICS: Minnesota; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: bachmann; michelebachmann; pawlenty; tpaw

1 posted on 07/24/2011 8:34:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

petty man.


2 posted on 07/24/2011 8:38:37 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: ken21
Typical three-per-center whose never was/never will be campaign is hanging by a thread of desperation. We can forget about this guy. He's gone.
3 posted on 07/24/2011 8:41:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ken21

It’s spin. Save it all until next year.


4 posted on 07/24/2011 8:42:08 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a jerk!


5 posted on 07/24/2011 8:58:25 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tim Who?


6 posted on 07/24/2011 9:02:51 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pawlenty is just not up to it is he? I’m now wondering why the word ever circulated in the first place that he would be. Heck, once Daniels wifey made him drop out, Timbo was suppose to be the guy, in a walk, who could topple ole Romney and take the nomination. Here he is bogged down at like 2%, campaign penniless, mired down in Bachman’s headaches for Pete’s sake. Kind of pitiful.


7 posted on 07/24/2011 9:07:52 PM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mister Pawlenty does not realize just how much he diminishes and marginalizes himself by trying to topple a popular contender for the GOP nomination with his negative pot-banging.

And this, in turn, disqualifies Mister Pawlenty from consideration, as he is too Obamaesque (not adult or diplomatic enough for the job.)

.

8 posted on 07/24/2011 9:17:27 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So how about Pawlenty’s hemorrhoids? (the ones he causes)


9 posted on 07/24/2011 9:23:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beating the dead horse ping? /s =.=


10 posted on 07/24/2011 9:27:30 PM PDT by cranked
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s getting desperate; though I don’t think this is the way to turn his campaign back from death’s door. Going negative, and being the first one to do it, won’t sit well with voters.


11 posted on 07/24/2011 9:30:44 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
July 31, 2010 - Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Hospitalized
She's spending the weekend resting at home.
12 posted on 07/24/2011 9:38:06 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow! A congresswoman was treated and released the same day ... one year ago! This is really news!


13 posted on 07/24/2011 9:42:58 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is a joke and a twit.
Get out of the wAy idiot.


14 posted on 07/24/2011 9:49:06 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: Prokopton
- 2006, miss a week of work in the Minnesota state Senate,

- May 2010, Bachmann missed a day of votes.

- July 2010, Bachmann missed eight House votes while being treated and released for a migraine by a Washington hospital. According to her own account, it took her four days to recover.

- October 2010, seeked urgent care in New York.

- Bachmann’s campaign declined to give specific details of any such incidents.

15 posted on 07/24/2011 10:03:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachmann may have migraines but Pawlenty is now a geniune PAIN IN THE ASS. He’s off my list.


16 posted on 07/24/2011 10:52:55 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: hinckley buzzard
We can forget about this guy. He's gone.

The guy is a disgusting creep.

He's the kind of sick bastard who would make nasty jokes about Palin's kid with Down syndrome.

17 posted on 07/24/2011 11:24:52 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut your yap Tim Pawlenty. If you can’t speak about the issues, stick a sock in it.


18 posted on 07/24/2011 11:33:45 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He can’t attack Obama effectively, so he tries to attack Michelle Bachmann instead?

Impressive.

Bye bye, Timmy.


19 posted on 07/24/2011 11:40:54 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is ridiculous. Migraines take virtually NO time from your job if you can take the triptan meds. At the first sign, you take one and you will be fine. No drowsiness, nothing.

Every Presidential candidate can get flus and stomach viruses. A stomach virus will put ANY president out of commission for 24 hours. A sprained ankle will distract any president with pain. To worry about a migraine is silly.


20 posted on 07/24/2011 11:42:16 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like jilted former Bachmann staffers rather than Pawlenty were the ones making a big deal of her migraines. Wouldn’t be surprised if they had a little nudge from Rove or Romney’s camp along the way. Probably advertising themselves for hire to whoever looking for staffers.


21 posted on 07/25/2011 1:06:38 AM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: hinckley buzzard
Typical three-per-center whose never was/never will be campaign is hanging by a thread of desperation. We can forget about this guy. He's gone.

Yep and a lesson is taught to the FR folks who, not long ago, were heartily endorsing him because of his "conservative" philosophies. Without the moral character to be a true paradigm of conservative values, the candidate is nothing more than a progressive lib with conservative leanings.

22 posted on 07/25/2011 4:44:01 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: eclecticEel

If you could only hear yourself...LOL

Going Negative you say? Being the first to do it you say? LOL

MICHELE BACHMANN WAS THE FIRST TO GO NEGATIVE HIRING ED ROLLINS! Not yelling, emphasizing point.

And now MB camp is firing back at TPAW? Why bother to attack TPAW, he is not going anywhere in polls, and after all MB has Iowa in the bag according to LSM supporters.

ANSWER: Because it is exactly as I have been saying,much of Bachmann support is manufactured by LSM/Rep establishment, and their joint stable of pollsters.

Once Sarah Palin gets in the race none of these fellas will know what hit them!

Bachmann could only manage raising 2 million bucks since officially announcing, as a great Freeper said, Sarah will raise more than that before lunch, when she announces.

The amount Sarah will raise will probably break records, a bunch of records, I suspect a one day record, first week record. It will be in the multi millions.

Meanwhile MB,TPAW will fight over bragging rights to a meaningless straw poll.


23 posted on 07/25/2011 7:52:38 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
A study from CQ shows she (Bachmann) has missed few votes on Capitol Hill. Bachmann participated in 95 percent of House votes both this year and last year, when Democrats controlled the chamber. In 2009, she participated in 89 percent of House votes. Bachmann had a 98 percent score during her first term in Congress, from 2007 to 2008.

Those are the facts. Your pathetic attempts to show otherwise are futile and...well...stupid.

24 posted on 07/25/2011 10:10:46 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Friendofgeorge
The amount Sarah will raise will probably break records, a bunch of records, I suspect a one day record, first week record. It will be in the multi millions

Pretty much like her movie, huh?

25 posted on 07/25/2011 10:14:17 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

Bachmann’s voting record doesn’t change the fact that she missed votes because she was incapacitated with migraines.

That makes Bachmann a liar when she says “Let me be abundantly clear — my ability to function effectively has never been impeded by migraines and will not affect my ability to serve as Commander in Chief.”

If you want pathetic, that is pathetic - along with your juvenile “shoot the messenger” temper tantrum.

Here is a free clue for you: When your candidate for President makes you squirm on a regular basis - you picked a bad one.


26 posted on 07/25/2011 11:23:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
When your candidate for President makes you squirm on a regular basis - you picked a bad one.

I squirm about Michele Bachmann about as much as you squirm about Sarah Palin... although maybe you did after seeing the huge amount of disinterest in the movie about her. And your "fallback" is Pawlenty? Nothing more needs be said.

27 posted on 07/25/2011 12:01:39 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

Just bookmarked your post, we will talk again after Sarah announces!

Looking forward to rubbing your nose in it


28 posted on 07/25/2011 2:54:24 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Looking forward to rubbing your nose in it

By the looks of your posts, your nose has already been places I don't even want to think about.

29 posted on 07/25/2011 3:00:19 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tim Pawlenty is proving himself to be quite an idiot on the campaign trail. He can't do anything, it appears, except attack another conservative.

Say goodbye to your campaign Tim. Not that it was going anywhere but you continue to bury yourself day-by-day with this sort of liberal attack nonsense.

Pathetic attempts to appear relevant. Soon he'll be appearing with Chris Matthews at this rate.

30 posted on 07/29/2011 4:49:27 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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