Tim Pawlenty strangely silent on tornado damage to Minnesota

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This man has better things to do than worry about a national disaster in his home state.
Look, we know Tim Pawlenty has more important things to worry about than the death and destruction in North Minneapolis--what with his presidential campaign kicking off today and all--but would it kill him to tweet a little kindness?

So far, Pawlenty has not uttered a word on his Twitter account about the tornado that devestated his home state. Instead, he's too busy checking himself out in the mirror and trying to get his followers hyped up for his big Iowa speech.

Hey T-Paw, you know what would make you look really presidential? Going to North Minneapolis this morning to help with the tornado clean-up.

But if you can't deviate from your self-promotion for that long, would it kill you to give us a retweet?

Here's Tim Pawlenty's Twitter account this morning:

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Not a word about the tornado from Pawlenty. He's too busy hobnobbing with media and memorizing his Iowa speech.

And here's Michele Bachmann, of all people, showing Pawlenty how it's done:

The communities devastated by tornadoes in #Minnesota and across the Midwest are in our thoughts and prayers.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



Shades of George Bush during Katrina?

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Greg
Greg

regarding Pawlenty,,,first he would have to give a Damn,,

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Hey, Where is Al Franken?Shouldn't he have visited the damage by now?Franken is an elected official, unlike Tim

HmmmI'm willing to bet, if this were in Michele Bachman's district, Citypages would be running an article stating: "Michele Bachmann ignores her constituents at a time of need" Remember when Bush waited days before visiting the damage of hurricane Katrina?

In the spirit of the partisan democrat - "Franken must not care!"

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Pawlenty never gave two shits about what happened in North Minneapolis. However, if the tornadoes had touched down in North Oaks, he'd probably have choppered in with fruit baskets by now.

Anon
Anon

 Hopefully nobody thinks that George Bush guitar photo is real.

Sparky
Sparky

I supose any number of prominent people in Minnesota could be in Minneapolis cleaning up.  Chief among them should be the City Pages staff. How about it Kevin.

Dolly Dagger
Dolly Dagger

City Pages is not run by the government, it's a free enterprise and must publish news in order to make a profit.  Profits are what the USA is about, isn't it?

Anon
Anon

 Indeed. Ironically the other day I was looking at Minnesota Civil Defense pages. Don't know if the exclusion zone is still up in North Minneapolis; but perhaps for those of who don't play well with disaster cleanup would do well to remember the northside businesses who need customers to get them through tough times. Least we can do, and it's the gift that keeps on giving after the streets are cleaned up and the Red Cross leaves.

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