While some Republicans are openly questioning whether or not they’ll attend President Obama’s upcoming bipartisan summit on health care reform, Gov. Tim Pawlenty today requested that governors be extended an invitation.
In a letter to Obama, Pawlenty wrote that governors can assist in the cause of health reform because they “have hands-on experience reforming health care in our states.”
The letter continues what appears to be a national roll-out for Pawlenty, who on Sunday wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post outlining his “five ways to reform health care.” That was preceded on Friday by an extensive interview with Esquire (billed by the magazine as his first major interview since launching his political-action committee) which received additional press given Pawlenty’s refusal to call Obama a socialist.
The summit is scheduled for Feb. 25.
(Tip of the hat to MPR for posting the letter online)