Gov. Tim Pawlenty is liberally quoted today in this Washington Post story about a Miami meeting of Republican governors. It starts like this:
“Republican governors were the brightest spot in an otherwise dispiriting election last week for the GOP, but the chief executives gathered here Wednesday provided a gloomy assessment of their party’s failures and a dark forecast for the future.
“The Republican Party is ill situated to serve a changing America, they said. Members make excuses for corruption. The Bush administration and congressional leaders are fiscally irresponsible and have ceded the tax issue — of all issues — to the Democrats. Large swaths of the country are off limits to GOP candidates. Republicans have lost the technology advantage, and if they were part of a corporation, ‘heads would roll.’ It’s going to be worse in 2010.”