Tim Pawlenty: "I'm running for president" [VIDEO]

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Tim Pawlenty makes it official, but he doesn't look very happy about it.
"I'm Tim Pawlenty, and I'm running for President of the United States," the former Minnesota governor says in a web video released this evening.


Pawlenty's been telegraphing his intentions for months, racking up frequent flier miles to make speeches in important primary states, and building a GOP insider-led campaign headquarters in Minneapolis.

Then came the ghost-written bio that every newswire and newspaper is now mining for quotes about the son of truck driver from South St. Paul. In the book promo tour that followed, Pawlenty suddenly started talking about forcing military gays back into the closet and allowing schools to teach creationism as science.

And lets not forget the totally over the top campaign videos that felt more like Michael Bay movie trailers.

Now he's making everything official, in video that leans heavily on economic issues, avoids social issues like the plague, and promises a public announcement tomorrow in Iowa.

"We need a president who understands that our problems are deep and who has the courage to face them," Pawlenty says. "President Obama doesn't, and I do."


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"Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government." - T. Paw, 2001

He eliminates the Secretary of Transportation position and has his farmer housewife Lt. Governor in charge of the transportation infrastructure. Infrastructure is ignored. After at least two ratings of "structurally deficient," I-35 bridge collapses. 13 die, 145 injured. T. Paw declares that the bridge WOULD have been fixed in 2020 (!). That would have been another 15 YEARS of use while being rated as "structurally deficient. "Hoocuddaknode?" - T. Paw, 2007

Gut shoots deer, leaves others to find it (which they never did). So much for personal responsibility. - T. Paw, 2009

After several years of failed policy, leaves Minnesota with the biggest deficit in its 152 year history. So much for personal responsibility. - T. Paw, 2011

Runs for President on motto: "Fill in the blank." - T.Paw, 2012


Nice to know the milquetoast, flip-flopping state-ruining hypocrite is joining the ranks of history's dust bunnies.

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