Tim Pawlenty: scared straight

Here’s why political junkies need to bookmark the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s “Political Animal” blog: there’s some great, loose-limbed analysis there.

Consider Capitol correspondent Rachel Stassen-Berger’s almost instant take on today’s MnDOT commissioner appointment. Stassen-Berger noted that the last four times Gov. Tim Pawlenty has had to replace a partisan commissioner under fire, he’s picked a respected technocrat.

The item begs the question: why didn’t Pawenty do it right the first time?

This sort of quick-but-deep insight shows the value of reportorial experience paired with web freedom and speed. More, please!

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