Gov. Tim Pawlenty has an appearance in Eagan today, speaking to the Eagan, Apple Valley and Burnsville Rotary clubs, and the state DFL took the opportunity to chide the governor for his many recent political visits around the country — and couldn’t resist a political zinger.
“Pawlenty to Visit Minnesota” is the headline on the DFL’s news release.
Said the release:
“Governor Pawlenty will make an appearance in Minnesota today, taking a break from his hectic schedule of traveling the country with his campaign team of Bush advisors. Spending most of his time on the road these days, Governor Pawlenty’s more-of-the-same mentality and personal ambitions have made him little more than a suave hit man pandering to right-wing extremists. The governor refuses to engage on the issues even when he does occasionally visit Minnesota, and he has left Minnesotans to deal with the historic budget deficit that he is dumping on the next governor. But his brief appearance today raises an interesting question: When the governor is away, who is minding the shop?”