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McCain's Vice President: Tim Pawlenty (redstate calling it for Pawlenty)
RedState ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 06:34PM | Erick Erickson

Posted on 08/28/2008 5:22:12 PM PDT by Fred

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To: blondee123

People who post on sites like that (and here) are extreme parisans...alot of moderate dems will vote for McCain. As long as he keeps being who he is.


101 posted on 08/28/2008 6:57:25 PM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Pawlenty brings nothing to the ticket. A subpar squish who presided over a total wipeout of the MN GOP on his watch

So he's like McCain, which makes the choice explainable.

Not as bad a pick for him as Biden for Obama, but Biden at least has energy. Does Pawlenty?

Doesn't hurt McCain because those already supporting him despite protestations they'll stay home without a real conservative as VP are full of hot air. They said they wouldn't support McCain, and they caved. Won't help him because Pawlenty's probably not exciting enough to appeal to the Dem women and not conservative enough to get those still holding out onboard. Safe pick in line with McCain's own values that maintains the status quo. If this is true, McCain must be confident he can remain competitive and doesn't need an added edge.

102 posted on 08/28/2008 6:58:57 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Fred

Better add that Pawlenty is a rock ribbed supporter of sportsmen ( hunting and fishing ).


103 posted on 08/28/2008 6:59:23 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: pissant

I disagree. Jindal has refused and doesn’t want to go anywhere. Palin has not and does want the position. And aside from someone like Marsha Blackburn, she’s the only possible pro-life conservative woman that he could pick. If he picks a woman, it would pretty much have to be Palin.

While Palin hasn’t been in the Gov’s office that long, she has many more years of executive experience than Jindal. I would not put her on the ‘no’ list at all. Especially since there are some mumbles that RNC sources have said off the record that the pick is a female. KBH took herself out earlier.

That leaves Whitman (totally inexperienced, pro-abort), Palin, Blackburn, that Italian chick that’s on the poll up above and someone else we haven’t thought of yet.

Out of those choices I bet Palin.


104 posted on 08/28/2008 7:00:09 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: Bobkk47
against homo marriage.

You Romney supporters are so cute when you pretend to be conservative.

105 posted on 08/28/2008 7:01:31 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: Sun
Naw sadly Sun, McCain isn't that smart. Even though it would solidify a win.
107 posted on 08/28/2008 7:06:04 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Freddy33
Mitt probably can lock up MI for McCain

Mitt Romney couldn't lock up MI if you gave him the master key.


108 posted on 08/28/2008 7:06:04 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: DrGunsforHands

Then Pawlenty is truly a very ugly woman, IMHO.


109 posted on 08/28/2008 7:06:04 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
" I think it’s Pawlenty. Too bad the Romney fellators are already trashing the guy. "

Yeah, they are hateful, bigots..... it must be something against his religion.
110 posted on 08/28/2008 7:06:13 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Yeah, he is totally guilty.


111 posted on 08/28/2008 7:06:50 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Big, we have to do more than just defeat the “O”, we must take the Senate back, and if we could get the House back to that would be great. With McCain in the WH, we need all the conservatives in Congress we can get, to prevent further incursions into socialism.
112 posted on 08/28/2008 7:10:50 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: blondee123
He's not going to get the Hillary Dems. I was checking out the PUMA site earlier & they have a new saying "Nothing at the top" in other words, do not punch anything on the ballot for President.

Many PUMAs will not vote for anyone in the Presidential election. Some will vote for Obama and some will vote for McCain. One website can not possibly speak for all PUMAs.

113 posted on 08/28/2008 7:11:44 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Sun; All

“She would be a great choice - pro-life, pro-energy, a fiscal conservative, etc..”

However, both her and Pawlenty are NOT solid in the stand against the homosexual agenda. However, that being said, I would still prefer Pawlenty or Her over Romney.


114 posted on 08/28/2008 7:12:42 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: pissant

“You have a stronger stomach than I.”

Apparantly my hypocracy knows no bounds.


115 posted on 08/28/2008 7:16:17 PM PDT by Grunthor (McCain! If he doesn't pick a liberal or pro-baby-murder VP.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

It was truly bad enough when Rudy dressed in drag!


116 posted on 08/28/2008 7:16:41 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: gidget7

Obama is such an inferior candidate, only McCain can make McCain lose, and I hope he picks a strong pro-lifer.


117 posted on 08/28/2008 7:20:04 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
The Mitt Bots are already trashing this guy, I thought they were so " tolerant ".

The Evangelicals were bashed and labeled by the Mitt Bots and Mormons as i.e. HATEFUL, BIGOTS, HYPOCRITES.
Shame on you hateful, bigot, Mitt Bots, you are a bunch of hypocrites, your true colors are on show tonight, phonies, bunch of Romney Whiners
I guess it could be something about Tim Pawlenty's religion.
118 posted on 08/28/2008 7:20:20 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: DLfromthedesert
I think he would be smart to put a woman on the ticket.

why? why? why? i whole-heartedly disagree... a woman on the ticket would surely lead to an Obama presidency...

119 posted on 08/28/2008 7:21:24 PM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Sola Veritas

“However, that being said, I would still prefer Pawlenty or Her over Romney.”

I would, too. While Romney is better than Lieberman, Charlie Crist or Ridge, I’m not sure if Romney is solid enough on the life issue.


120 posted on 08/28/2008 7:23:23 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Basically, yup. A clod in the bottom echelon of our current Governors. He wouldn’t have won reelection had the bubble-headed RINO apostate that Pawlenty’s Dem opponent chose as a running mate hadn’t opened her mouth.


121 posted on 08/28/2008 7:23:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Shortwave
One can only hope its Palin.

please, NO! not yet... not this time around...

122 posted on 08/28/2008 7:23:27 PM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

None of those four, I hope. Maybe it’s deliberate that McCain would want an unaccomplished non-entity who doesn’t overshadow him. In which case, we’re probably going to get someone really crappy.


123 posted on 08/28/2008 7:26:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Yeah, but that’s like taking home a serious date to meet the parents, and they’ve been informed he’s done a stint in prison, but instead of being a multiple-murderer, he only robbed a bank and permanently crippled a guard. :-\


124 posted on 08/28/2008 7:28:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: gidget7

Great point. And indeed we do.


125 posted on 08/28/2008 7:29:33 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: Scarchin

Not destructive enough for ya ? You want the WHOLE ultimate trojan horse rodent.


126 posted on 08/28/2008 7:31:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; greyfoxx39
You Romney supporters are so cute when you pretend to be conservative.

Romney is a drug that takes the sycophant on a Magical Mystery Tour and causes them to actually believe that Flip is a conservative. Yup, they believe that with their whole mind, body and soul.

Hopefully nObama does not find out what the formulation for that drug is because these same folks will be spewing the conservative virtues of nObama if he does.

127 posted on 08/28/2008 7:34:09 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hoping it ain’t him. I’m not convinced yet.


128 posted on 08/28/2008 7:34:39 PM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dude - my friend and very worthy adversary :) = you can’t be happy with Pawlenty = are you?


129 posted on 08/28/2008 7:34:46 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
One minor augmentation of that visual...

All because he wanted to get to have a long lunch at...

Hope the steak was worth it, Slick Willard.

130 posted on 08/28/2008 7:35:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Hildy
People who post on sites like that (and here) are extreme parisans

Not true, I don't know anyone here who's from Paris!

131 posted on 08/28/2008 7:37:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Ignore them...

We would have lost with TWO old rich white guys...

Especially Romney born with a silver spoon in his mouth...

Obama is given a speech to combat Romney...

Its more of the poor humble beginnings...American Dream..hard work led to success story...

Pawlenty comes from regular working folk...

And is YOUNG...47

Pawlenty was born on November 27, 1960, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and raised in nearby South St. Paul, one of five children of a milk truck driver and a housewife.[2] When he was 16, his mother died of cancer. Pawlenty took to hockey and played on his high school’s junior varsity squad.[3]

In 1983, Pawlenty received a degree in Political Science at the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts.[4] In 1986, he graduated with a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.[5] In law school, he met fellow student Mary Anderson and one year later they married, settling in Eagan, Minnesota.

As a practicing attorney, Pawlenty’s first job was as a labor law attorney at the firm Rider Bennett, where he had interned during school.[6] Later he was Vice President for the internet company Wizmo Consulting Group.[7]

In 1994, his wife Mary was appointed as a judge of the Dakota County District Court in Hastings, Minnesota and the two began raising their two daughters, Anna and Mara. After he was elected in 2002, the family remained at their Eagan home instead of moving into the Governor’s Residence because of Mary’s requirement to stay in her judicial district.[8] In 2007, she left her judicial position to become General Counsel of the National Arbitration Forum, a dispute resolution company based in Minneapolis.[9] She stayed on only briefly before departing for another dispute resolution company, the Gilbert Mediation Center.[10]

Of Polish and German heritage, Pawlenty was raised a Roman Catholic. His conversion to an Evangelical Christian faith is largely attributed to his wife Mary, who is a regular member of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.[11] The church is part of the Minnesota Baptist Conference, and the senior pastor, Leith Anderson, is the president of the National Association of Evangelicals.[12][1]

Wiki


132 posted on 08/28/2008 7:39:30 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: latina4dubya

what if it were J-Lo instead of Palin?


133 posted on 08/28/2008 7:39:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

134 posted on 08/28/2008 7:40:24 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: Scarchin

Check post #79 for my opinion on that. Always remember that I judge ALL those with “R’s” with the same ruler. They’ve either succeeded, or they’ve failed.


135 posted on 08/28/2008 7:40:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

The judge in the picture you posted looks a lot like the woman who was counting the roll call votes at the Dem convention last night.


136 posted on 08/28/2008 7:41:56 PM PDT by RightFighter
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Well, Sean Hannity did tell me that it’s 100% corn fed beef cooked in a 1500 degree oven. That’s a lot to pass up.


137 posted on 08/28/2008 7:42:02 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Hot wife. Bad Governor.


138 posted on 08/28/2008 7:42:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Rome2000
Do you want a VP or a MILF?

Two for the price of one.

Now who said that before? ;-) LOL!

139 posted on 08/28/2008 7:43:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: RightFighter

It’s a small world and Lord knows that the Dems give promotions to people like her, so it could have been her. Never know...


140 posted on 08/28/2008 7:43:26 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Killer steak.


141 posted on 08/28/2008 7:44:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: buccaneer81; Rome2000

How about a VPILF?


142 posted on 08/28/2008 7:44:49 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: Fred

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.


143 posted on 08/28/2008 7:45:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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...


144 posted on 08/28/2008 7:46:17 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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.


145 posted on 08/28/2008 7:46:49 PM PDT by yongin
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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.


146 posted on 08/28/2008 7:47:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
How about a VPILF?

That's a hybrid I'm willing to test drive.

147 posted on 08/28/2008 7:47:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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That resume’ looks good. Color me impressed.


148 posted on 08/28/2008 7:48:58 PM PDT by WKL815 (If the phrase 'Personal Responsibility' makes you defensive, you may be a liberal.)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL! I have got to get some rest!!!!


149 posted on 08/28/2008 7:49:02 PM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: yongin

We may have to put some of the Slick Willardbots on suicide watch for tomorrow. Gotta hide the swords and Madame Butterfly records.


150 posted on 08/28/2008 7:50:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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