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George Will to Pawlenty: Stop the chest thumping

Conservative columnist George Will offers some advice to Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign: “stop criticizing Barack Obama’s Libyan intervention as insufficiently ambitious.”

In a recent column, Will says that May was “an accelerating month,” for our former governor, who, Will said, was “arguably the most conservative governor in Minnesota’s history.”

But, Will didn’t like Pawlenty’s take on the Libyan situation: “I would tell Gadhafi he’s got X number of days to get his affairs in order and go or we’re going to go get him.”

Will said:

“Such chest-thumping bluster is not presidential, and it is not Pawlenty’s real persona. He actually is a temperate Midwesterner, socially and fiscally conservative. He is, as were almost half the participants in the 2008 Republican nominating events, an evangelical Christian, well positioned to inherit much of this cohort, which made Huckabee the winner of Iowa’s 2008 caucuses.”

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Marcia Brekke on 06/01/2011 - 01:52 pm.

    Pawlenty’s “chest thumping” makes me remember a previous prez who did lots of that exercise–one George W. I think we know how that turned out. Good grief! Don’t let history repeat itself in 2012.

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