DOA: Pioneer Press runs Tim Pawlenty presidential announcement on obit page

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Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign is Dead On Arrival, according to his hometown newspaper.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press hilariously ran the announcement of T-Paw's presidential campaign on the Obituary page this morning.

Any other day, it would have made the front page. But that's what he gets for making his big publicity push the day after a deadly tornado rips through his home state.

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Here's the scan of the newspaper page:

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Editorial commentary or space crunch due to tornado disaster?

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Among the dead

Hat-Tip: Stacey Burns

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sir_ken_g
sir_ken_g

All you need to know about this guy:

"Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government." -- Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty, April 2001 - as quoted in the Aitkin Independent Newspaper (entire column here)

2010 is turning out to be a GOP disaster. It allowed the idiots to complete thier takeover of the GOP. That Ryan plan to kill Medicare, Social Security and Grannie early is not playing well. Watch the election in NY-26 this week. The GOPer frantically running away from the Ryan plan and a teabugger to her right sucking off GOPer votes. Result -the Dem is up by +14 in a "reliably republican district" A 2012 preview that is going to happen again and again and again.      

useyournoodle
useyournoodle

we need less politicians, and more business people in the government.  Sorry to say, but Tim Pawlenty is right, why should I pay for dumb asses who have no sense of personal responsibility, who think its easier for everyone to do the work or they just steal.  I don't work two jobs to support them.  Let's cut the social programs and put that money into education, and make it more challenging to be a teacher.  Social security was a scam when FDR started it.  He knew damn well it would not work, but did it as a way for the government to take more money with no intention of actually returning it to the people that worked hard for the money.  The problem with any politician during campaign time is they all try to move to the middle.  I vote for one or the other, not the middle... The republicans in Minnesota, who actually are true republicans, tried to make budget cuts that would work to cut our deficit and the dumb ass Dayton vetoed it.  So, don't blame Minnesota problems on Pawlenty.  He had to deal with a majority democrat legislature.

mamakaruna
mamakaruna

I call  BS.  There is no evidence at all to support your notion that the kinds of people who swindled Americans via Wall Street are the best ones to run our nation.  Also, nations with better social networks are better off than the US, if you count that the vast majority of the people are happier, have access to health care & education services, and would NOT want to give up their programs.  I'm frankly tired of that vocal minority of whiny, spoiled Americans who think they got where they are WITHOUT the support of the society that provided the framework in which they got so wealthy.  Selfishness and greed are ugly, no matter how you try to package it and sell it to an exhausted working class. 

danielocceno
danielocceno

Tim Pawlenty needs corporate support to win the Republican Primary so how will he get it since he is running against candidates that had been C.E.O. of major corporations? What industries does he like as a future trend or growth? I believe in an all electric transportation society so I would meet with the C.E.O.s of General Electric and Ford Motors. Find out things like, what if it did happen does G.E. believe there would be enough electricity available. Ford Motors will have in 2012 the Ford Focus Electric and the Ford Fiesta Electric in the marketplace. I am recommending the Ford Mustang Electric. I would want to talk to Ford on the potential of their marketing. I like Hollywood and Arnold has his personal problems right now, but talk to Arnold about the California economy. Why is it the number eight economy in the world if it is a country? Jerry Brown might be in the G-8 summit instead of Barack. I like the tablet PC so I would talk to the C.E.O. of Hewlett-Packard. What is the future of software would be a good question for Paul Allen. I like retail like Wal-Mart. They had a tornado problem so it might be good to touch base since calamities are part of the president’s responsibilities. The Mall of America, also called MOA and the Megamall, is in Bloomington, Minnesota. Tim can just set up meetings with the C.E.O.s of the corporations he sees as the future or try to set up meetings with as many corporations as possible. The Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau in his hometown could give him all the information and their contact information. They could even tell him what their organization believes is the cause of the bad economy. Tim probably already knew that.

Fishb023
Fishb023

Thanks for the unbiased reporting...

Jim Donaught
Jim Donaught

Sharing the "disaster" page with the tornado story would have been equally appropriate, no?

Pat Manthei
Pat Manthei

It was where it belonged.  He goes to Iowa, tells us how he will run the nation, and Minnesota has never been in such a mess.

Greg
Greg

T-Paw,,, take the hint !!

Dawax
Dawax

Basic PR: do NOT announce something really important concurrent with a disaster.....unless you want no one to know what you just announced.

P.F. Bruns
P.F. Bruns

So the tornado should not have been announced?

Kryptos
Kryptos

 Typical for CP to do something like this.  Surprise Level: 0

Hunbun
Hunbun

Shall I say, that's pawlenty enough already!!?? 

bigchicken170
bigchicken170

I feel bad for the Seventh Grade Geography Champion. His and Pawlenty's articles, really shoul have been reversed.

P.F. Bruns
P.F. Bruns

I would consider endorsing the seventh grade geography champion.

Anon
Anon

 Not technically "under" the obit, but sharing the same page. Shows how little this paper cares by shoving him into the way back. Not good news for TPaw. Might do worse than Mondale, who at least got Minnesota.

Bianca
Bianca

 Hahahahaha just when I lost faith in the Pioneer Press, this comes along. Thank you.

TeaBea
TeaBea

Yeah, that's pretty deeply hilarious, I must say.

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