Presidential-aspirant Pawlenty meets the national press

WASHINGTON — Gov. Tim Pawlenty will meet here this morning with members of the national press corps who would be covering him in what is expected to be his next role: Presidential candidate.

The breakfast meeting was organized by the Christian Science Monitor and, as Pawlenty spokester Alex Conant told Politics Daily, serves as a chance for national journalists to get to know TPaw:

“He’s been traveling the country for the past few months, but a lot of people outside of Minnesota don’t know him, including some members of the Washington Press corps. This is a fun way for him to share his story and his vision for 2010 and answer press questions.”

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 07/26/2010 - 02:30 pm.

    The trouble is that the story describes Pawlenty as Minnesota’s “charming and unassuming young governor” instead of the anti-tax/anti-government/anti-worker zealot we know him to be.

  2. Submitted by Jeremy Powers on 07/27/2010 - 01:45 pm.

    Big deal. He has a one in 20 chance of the getting the endorsement and if he’s on the ticket, either as a presidential candidate or a vice presidential canidate, he still can’t deliver his own state.

    Never has anyone campaigned so hard for vice presidency just to go to state funerals.

  3. Submitted by James Hamilton on 07/27/2010 - 04:30 pm.

    Why Tim Pawlenty should not be considered a serious candidate for POTUS:

    Law breaking can escalate, he indicated. “If you allow people to pee on the sidewalks, next they’re snatching purses, next they’re punching you in the face, next they are breaking windows and putting guns in your ribs, so you’ve got to …have the law be respected, you have to conform the law to behavior or the behavior to the law,” he said. More

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