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A Pawlenty comment to remember come January

The governor extolls compromise nationally, but will be practice it at home?
By David Brauer

From this morning’s Washington Post:

Pawlenty said that although Republicans idolize Ronald Reagan, some would balk at the compromises he made. “One of the things that gets glossed over is his pragmatism,” he said. “He got stuff done, and he compromised to do it.”

Remember, one of those compromises was raising taxes, in part to protect Social Security. Any Minnesota programs — education? health care? — deserve similar protection in the coming legislative session?