Skip to comments.Tim Pawlenty continues focus on Michele Bachmann's migraines
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. Pawlentys 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. Theres 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 its mostly a sideshow, Greta. Ive observed Congresswoman Bachmann. Ive never seen her have a medical condition or impairment that would seem to be a concern, Mr. Pawlenty said.
Im 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.
It’s spin. Save it all until next year.
What a jerk!
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.
And this, in turn, disqualifies Mister Pawlenty from consideration, as he is too Obamaesque (not adult or diplomatic enough for the job.)
So how about Pawlenty’s hemorrhoids? (the ones he causes)
Beating the dead horse ping? /s =.=
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.
Wow! A congresswoman was treated and released the same day ... one year ago! This is really news!
This guy is a joke and a twit.
Get out of the wAy idiot.
- 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.
- Bachmanns campaign declined to give specific details of any such incidents.
Bachmann may have migraines but Pawlenty is now a geniune PAIN IN THE ASS. He’s off my list.
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.
Shut your yap Tim Pawlenty. If you can’t speak about the issues, stick a sock in it.
He can’t attack Obama effectively, so he tries to attack Michelle Bachmann instead?
Bye bye, Timmy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Those are the facts. Your pathetic attempts to show otherwise are futile and...well...stupid.
Pretty much like her movie, huh?
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.
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.
Just bookmarked your post, we will talk again after Sarah announces!
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.
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.