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Buzz builds around Pawlenty's house
KARE 11, TV station ^

Posted on 08/28/2008 5:03:18 PM PDT by daivid

Helicopters buzzing overhead, satellite dishes sticking up in the air, neighbors stopping to ask -- "Is it him?"

We don't know yet.

We're swarming outside Gov. Tim Pawlenty's home in Eagan ... waiting for a sign

(Excerpt) Read more at kare11.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; mccain; pawlenty
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To: CindyDawg

Printed out all the pictures, tossed em on the floor and my Rott chose Palin.......done deal !.......:o)


51 posted on 08/28/2008 5:27:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: daivid

Don’t know much about Pawlenty, but it kinda seems like a Wonder Bread type of pick.


52 posted on 08/28/2008 5:29:10 PM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Pawlenty ran for Gov on a platform “requiring visa expiration dates on driver’s licenses implementing a conceal-carry gun law”

Wiki


53 posted on 08/28/2008 5:29:36 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

His record is a bit mixed. He is very McCain-like.


54 posted on 08/28/2008 5:30:46 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: Obadiah

Check out Post #43, go to Red State link, tells all about him.


55 posted on 08/28/2008 5:31:01 PM PDT by blondee123 (NO-BAMA for President in 2008!!!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

During his first year as governor, Pawlenty balanced a deficit of $4.3 billion without raising taxes, primarily by reducing the rate of funding increases for state services, including funding for transportation, social services, and welfare.

Wiki


56 posted on 08/28/2008 5:31:14 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Hattie

Dan Quayle redux?????


57 posted on 08/28/2008 5:31:17 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth
Dan Quayle redux?????

Gee, if everyone here is knocking the guy already, imagine what the Dems can do with him!!!!!!!!!!!

58 posted on 08/28/2008 5:33:47 PM PDT by blondee123 (NO-BAMA for President in 2008!!!)
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To: blondee123

Yeah, thanks.


59 posted on 08/28/2008 5:33:58 PM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: All

I’m totally calling headfake on Pawlenty. This is McCain’s way of jigging with Obama’s night without releasing the real information, therefore can’t be called on it by the whiny libs!

It’s Romney!!!


60 posted on 08/28/2008 5:36:27 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: blondee123
Gee, if everyone here is knocking the guy already, imagine what the Dems can do with him!!!!!!!!!!!

Amen. And they will.

61 posted on 08/28/2008 5:37:07 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: big'ol_freeper

“His record is a bit mixed. He is very McCain-like.”

That’s not a good thing.

McCain needs someone to excite the base, because he’s so dull he seems like he’s putting humself to sleep half the time.

If it’s not Palin, I’d rather see someone new and unexpected named. No one on the oft mentioned “short list” excites me at all.


62 posted on 08/28/2008 5:37:34 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: daivid

I hope it is not Pawlenty. He is a boring pick. I want MITT!!!! I never expected a good pick from McCain anyways.


63 posted on 08/28/2008 5:38:23 PM PDT by Laura722
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To: whatisthetruth
Dan Quayle redux?????

Well, my spouse is laughing his head off, doesn't believe it.

64 posted on 08/28/2008 5:39:20 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: library user

I have to admit I agree with you. I think Romney would help get McCain elected, because I think a lot of the public go by a persons looks and Romney looks good. Looks the part.

He’s not conservative enough for me but he’s still my pick. Doubt it though, as they say he and McCain don’t get on well.


65 posted on 08/28/2008 5:40:20 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Laura722

If it’s Pawlenty, then McCain should’ve waited until Monday to announce it. This will excite NO ONE...and have people shrugging their shoulders tomorrow. It will not deflate the Obama speech one bit.


66 posted on 08/28/2008 5:40:37 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: pissant

Pawlenty may surprise you. Ariculate, intelligent, reassurig, composed, and a great debater.


67 posted on 08/28/2008 5:40:39 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: daivid; MNReaganite

Speaking as a Minnesotan, I don’t understand how Pawlenty got involved with McCain.

Pawlenty seems like a nice and decent guy, too nice to be mixing it up with McCain.

Pawlenty has had his sights on higher aspirations though. (remember when they had him step aside for Norm).

Could be not only McCain’s “turn” but Pawlenty’s as well.


68 posted on 08/28/2008 5:41:01 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (c)
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To: pissant

Pawlenty may surprise you. Ariculate, intelligent, reassuring, composed, and a great debater.


69 posted on 08/28/2008 5:41:21 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

As exciting as drying paint, and a global warming alramist to boot.


70 posted on 08/28/2008 5:41:49 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Laura722

"I want Mitt!"

It's a sickness.

71 posted on 08/28/2008 5:42:55 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: Hattie
Dan Quayle was pretty conservative compared to Bush I, but I'll never figure out why he picked him to begin with, nor will I forget that deer in the headlights look when Bentsen handed him his head in a platter during the VP debate.

Will we see a repeat of that if it's a Biden-Pawlenty VP debate?

72 posted on 08/28/2008 5:44:50 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: blondee123

This may tragically show the difference between a good politician and a good VP pick. What what I have read about Pawlenty, he seems like a good governor, probably a 7-8 on a conservative scale of 10, nice looking young man.

But no excitement. No buzz....in NFL Draft terminology, not a sexy pick. Like picking an offensive guard versus a pass rushing defensive end or Running Back.(sorry ladies for shamelessly introducing football into the discussion).

Plus, I was really hoping for someone who would tear the smugness that is Joe Biden a new one. I wasn’t in love with Romney, but one thing I did think he would do is be able to look career Senator Biden in the eye and say “I’ve ran a business, what have you ever done besides be a politician”?

Again, not bashing the guy, I hope it works, but after a no or minimal bounce convention for the Dhemmrhoids, this wasn’t quite the kick in their rear I was hoping for.


73 posted on 08/28/2008 5:46:31 PM PDT by SoCalTransplant (GUN GRIPPING MASSES? NO! CRYSTAL GRIPPING HIPPIES? YES! OBAMA in '08)
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To: Pravious
Unfortunately real life campaigns are not Hollywood movies, so “excitement” is not on the menu.

Real life gives us an unknown confidence man named Hussein, beating any Republican.

Real life gives us our 40 year long dance with a corrupt liberal media, the DNC, academia, and Hollywood monopoly. Who have destroyed and betrayed our President and missions in two war theaters, with impunity.

And we are powerless to stop him or them.

74 posted on 08/28/2008 5:46:56 PM PDT by roses of sharon ((Who sent Barack Hussein Obama?))
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To: daivid

let’s see...agreed with Jimmy Carters energy policy, anti drilling, and supports the glbal warming nazis. Flush the POS.


75 posted on 08/28/2008 5:48:46 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: library user

“We’re so screwed if it’s not Romney.”

I would be disappointed if it were Romney... Romney is pro-abortion, pro-gay and a RINO.


76 posted on 08/28/2008 5:49:40 PM PDT by babygene (This Government no longer works to secure our freedoms and provide for our common defense.)
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To: whatisthetruth
Will we see a repeat of that if it's a Biden-Pawlenty VP debate?

Imagine having to watch Biden win. My spouse is still laughing about this.

77 posted on 08/28/2008 5:50:21 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: MNReaganite

Thanks for that insight....the stakes are high...I cannot stand the thought of obama.


78 posted on 08/28/2008 5:51:15 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: library user
Pawlenty is the antiRomney.

Romney had to move to the right to appear conservative.

Pawlenty had to move to the left to appear centrist.

Romneys conservative record suxxors.

Pawlenty has a conservative record (glowbull warming not withstanding).

Pawlenty is a Christian.

79 posted on 08/28/2008 5:51:54 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: babygene

What do we know about Pawlenty, if anything?


80 posted on 08/28/2008 5:52:17 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: big'ol_freeper
"I want Mitt!"

It's a sickness.

============================

See my FR homepage

81 posted on 08/28/2008 5:55:22 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: From The Deer Stand
Pawlenty may surprise you. Ariculate, intelligent, reassuring, composed, and a great debater.

I just heard his comments about global warming etal about a week ago, admonishing us what we all have to do. Hopefully you are right but my spouse won't quit laughing about this choice.

82 posted on 08/28/2008 5:55:52 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: whatisthetruth

Protecting the Unborn

Protecting the Taxpayer

Potecting Law Abiding Citizens

Fighting Illegal Immigration


83 posted on 08/28/2008 5:57:09 PM PDT by daivid
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To: big'ol_freeper

From Fox

Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer told Politico.com that it would be “political malpractice” for McCain to leak his running mate on the same night as Obama’s historic speech.

ROFLMBO

It’s against the law...

;)


84 posted on 08/28/2008 5:57:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Manic_Episode

Awesome Dobro!! (or as Alison Krauss calls Jerry Douglas’..a special shiny)...

And yes, the level of co-dependency of Romney sycophants does resemble the fanaticism of a cult. The absurd defenses of his liberal record, trying to say it is actually conservative, are a dead give away.

Rock on M.E.


85 posted on 08/28/2008 6:00:04 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: From The Deer Stand

I’m a former Minnesotan....left 4 years ago for MO. Pawlenty is a good guy. He’s a smart guy and he gives good speeches. He’ll do us proud.

Pick Romney for a cabinet position where he’ll do the most good.

CBS News actually spoke highly of Pawlenty on the news tonight.


86 posted on 08/28/2008 6:00:20 PM PDT by Danette ("If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: daivid; Hattie

Thanks for the info, sounds good, if he’s the pick lets hope he has a little fire in the belly, at least more than what Dan Quayle had, lol!


87 posted on 08/28/2008 6:00:50 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: daivid
Great post. Any FReeper worth their salt should see how that blows Romneys so called record right out of the water.

No comparison.

88 posted on 08/28/2008 6:02:45 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: daivid

BTTT!


89 posted on 08/28/2008 6:02:47 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: MNReaganite

I like Pawlenty, too. He is extremely prolife. FR was demanding a prolife pick and if its Pawlenty, they will get what they demanded. But you know the old saying, you can please some of the people some of the time etc etc etc.......


90 posted on 08/28/2008 6:06:57 PM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: beckysueb

Very true.


91 posted on 08/28/2008 6:08:50 PM PDT by MNReaganite (Bobby Jindal for President)
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To: beckysueb
FNC had a pix of Pawlenty up, wife said “OMG it looks just like Gomer Pile.”
92 posted on 08/28/2008 6:11:42 PM PDT by garyb
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To: garyb

That ain’t good. The libs will really latch on to that.


93 posted on 08/28/2008 6:15:43 PM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Yes, he is, and he is also pro family.


94 posted on 08/28/2008 6:16:28 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: Danette
CBS News actually spoke highly of Pawlenty on the news tonight.

Are you joking? Why do you suppose they did that?

95 posted on 08/28/2008 6:16:28 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: garyb
Gov. Tim Pawlenty
96 posted on 08/28/2008 6:17:33 PM PDT by blondee123 (NO-BAMA for President in 2008!!!)
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To: beckysueb

For me Pawlenty is the only silver lining of this entire election cycle which I formerly thought was a complete bust as soon as I heard McCain get the nod.


97 posted on 08/28/2008 6:23:00 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Thanks

He’s conservative in other areas to and non-AMNESTY

If it is Pawlenty, the pro-lifers and the conservatives will be satisfied..

Maybe not completely thrilled but satisfied...

Not mad enought to throw things...

Pawlenty we can live with...


98 posted on 08/28/2008 6:23:52 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Pawlenty ran for Gov on a platform “requiring visa expiration dates on driver’s licenses implementing a conceal-carry gun law”

The drivers license with visa expiration is huge. That alone is very intimidating for illegal immigrants.


99 posted on 08/28/2008 6:24:21 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Tennessee Nana

Well put Nana. He was 3rd on my list so he’ll do - If it really is him I’m relieved. Anybody but Myth Romney!


100 posted on 08/28/2008 6:25:05 PM PDT by conservativegramma
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