Skip to comments.McCain's Vice President: Tim Pawlenty (redstate calling it for Pawlenty)
Posted on 08/28/2008 5:22:12 PM PDT by Fred
I'm confident enough to put this up now, but willing to be wrong.
Right now though, every sign, signal, and background chatter indicates John McCain will pick Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota's governor, as his running mate.
UPDATE: A source close to the campaign now confirms for me that it "more likely than not" is Pawlenty. He does, however, caution me that the campaign does not actually want to leak tonight lest the Obama camp get too much of a chance to play the victim card with a sympathetic media.
Below the fold, I've compiled data on Pawlenty that you might find useful. Protecting the Unborn
Recognized as a pro-life leader by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life *
Has appointed judicial conservatives to the bench, and recently drew praise from pro-life advocates for his appointment of Eric Magnuson as Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court *
Fought for and signed pro-life measures including: Womans Right to Know (requiring 24 hour waiting period and required information be provided before an abortion), a fetal pain awareness act (requiring notice and information regarding pain experienced by fetuses) and positive alternatives to abortion act (providing funding and support for organizations promoting alternatives to abortion). *
Believes life begins at conception *
Strong desire to overturn Roe v. Wade *
Opposes embryonic stem-cell research while supporting adult stem cell research
Protecting the Taxpayer
Achieved long-standing state goal of moving Minnesota out of the top ten highest taxed states according to the U.S. Census Bureau *
In 2003, resolved the largest budget deficit in state history and the largest budget deficit in the nation at the time (as percent of state budget) without raising taxes *
Vetoed all bills which increased taxes, including setting single session record for vetoes (34) by a Minnesota Governor *
Supported Performance Pay for politicians, which would dock the pay of state office holders if a balanced budget is not passed by the constitutional deadline *
Has keep state employment roles essentially flat during his 5+ years in office. *
Proposed and signed into law welfare reform that requires able-bodied people to seek work *
As majority leader in Minnesota legislature, fought for and achieved historic tax cuts. *
Supports an Initiative and Referendum Amendment to the state constitution to empower citizens to make and repeal laws
Potecting Law Abiding Citizens
Cracked down on meth dealers and sex offenders with tougher penalties *
Required released sex offenders to wear GPS tracking bracelets *
Proposed re-introducing the death penalty in Minnesota *
Fought for and signed conceal-carry legislation *
Strongly supported and endorsed by the NRA
Fighting Illegal Immigration
Required visa expiration dates printed on driver licenses for legal resident aliens *
Blocked passage of the DREAM Act which would have allowed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants *
Fought Minneapolis and St. Paul sanctuary laws, which prevent police and other city agencies from inquiring about immigrations status *
Proposed state law enforcement task force to crack down on illegal immigration *
Proposed state fines for the hiring of illegal workers *
Proposed increased penalties for using false identification documents
* Strongly supports constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage and authored statutory changes supporting traditional marriage as a legislator
Promoting Faith-Based Solutions
* Established an office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to assist social organizations increase their effectiveness by gaining better access to the financial resources of state and federal governments
Accountability in Education
Developed and implemented nation-leading reforms in education, including performance pay for teachers. *
Strong supporter of school choice.
How about a VPILF?
I just got an SMS from my usually reliable source, why, he’s right there where it counts, and he says that Paul Enty was promised a Cabinet position if he would play the game today, which he did, but the real nominee will be... well, I can’t say just yet, or my source won’t let me date his former girlfriend, all I can say is that a couple of posters here guessed correctly.
Nice looking couple
She’s a cutie
And SMART...a judge...
A working Mom will go over better with the millions of Moms who have to work...
I could live with Pawlenty. He may not be exciting, but he is not as toxic as the other Veep candidates. On another note, I guess the Mittens will have to pursue other career goals.
I thought it was Rush that was hawking Ruth’s Chris ? From what I can tell about Sean Hannity, he prefers to wrap his mouth around a nice rare Mormon sausage.
That's a hybrid I'm willing to test drive.
That resume’ looks good. Color me impressed.
LOL! I have got to get some rest!!!!
We may have to put some of the Slick Willardbots on suicide watch for tomorrow. Gotta hide the swords and Madame Butterfly records.
Looks like after all the posts etc. we’re both gonna be bummed...
And drain their bubble baths...
They both like the latter a bit too much for my taste, but I stopped listening to Hannity when he was into the NY Italian sausage last year. Not that there’s anything wrong with that...
Maybe once Willard’s hopes are finally dashed, his botnet will stop DDOSing the damn site...it’s been slow as all hell for days.
Must cost them a fortune in BW overages.
We may have all been wasting our collective time trying to save McCain’s sorry butt for the November election. Leave it to him to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Yeah, what in the blue flock is up with the slowdown ? I have a fast cable connection and I don’t remember using AOL dial-up when it was dragging this bad. If it’s this bad now, Election Night will be a farking fiasco and totally crashed.
From my experiences with my own servers, the traceroutes look like it's under a DOS of some kind, but one can't know definitively from here.
You'd think they'd have blocked it off by now though. Maybe Jim can shed some light.