Skip to comments.Buzz builds around Pawlenty's house
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 ...
Printed out all the pictures, tossed em on the floor and my Rott chose Palin.......done deal !.......:o)
Dont know much about Pawlenty, but it kinda seems like a Wonder Bread type of pick.
Pawlenty ran for Gov on a platform “requiring visa expiration dates on driver’s licenses implementing a conceal-carry gun law”
His record is a bit mixed. He is very McCain-like.
Check out Post #43, go to Red State link, tells all about him.
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.
Dan Quayle redux?????
Gee, if everyone here is knocking the guy already, imagine what the Dems can do with him!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
Amen. And they will.
“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.
I hope it is not Pawlenty. He is a boring pick. I want MITT!!!! I never expected a good pick from McCain anyways.
Well, my spouse is laughing his head off, doesn't believe it.
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.
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.
Pawlenty may surprise you. Ariculate, intelligent, reassurig, composed, and a great debater.
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.
Pawlenty may surprise you. Ariculate, intelligent, reassuring, composed, and a great debater.
As exciting as drying paint, and a global warming alramist to boot.
"I want Mitt!"
It's a sickness.
Will we see a repeat of that if it's a Biden-Pawlenty VP debate?
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.
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.
let’s see...agreed with Jimmy Carters energy policy, anti drilling, and supports the glbal warming nazis. Flush the POS.
“Were so screwed if its not Romney.”
I would be disappointed if it were Romney... Romney is pro-abortion, pro-gay and a RINO.
Imagine having to watch Biden win. My spouse is still laughing about this.
Thanks for that insight....the stakes are high...I cannot stand the thought of obama.
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.
What do we know about Pawlenty, if anything?
It's a sickness.
See my FR homepage
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.
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
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
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
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
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 Obamas historic speech.
It’s against the law...
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.
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.
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!
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.......
That ain’t good. The libs will really latch on to that.
Yes, he is, and he is also pro family.
Are you joking? Why do you suppose they did that?
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.
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...
Pawlenty ran for Gov on a platform requiring visa expiration dates on drivers licenses implementing a conceal-carry gun law
The drivers license with visa expiration is huge. That alone is very intimidating for illegal immigrants.
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!