Tim Pawlenty, dodger of fights, calls Obama "chicken"

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Tim Pawlenty, a guy too Minnesota Nice to call out his opponents in person, wants to know if President Barack Obama is "chicken."

During an appearance on State of the Union with Candy Crowley this weekend, Pawlenty threw down a bar stool challenge to a man who probably has better things to do.

"If you're the leader of the free world, would you please come to the microphone, and quit hiding in the basement about your proposals, and come on up and address the American people?"

He finished with a real zinger: "Is he chicken?"

Considering that our former governor refused to debate rival Mitt Romney on "Obamneycare," Pawlenty's choice of fighting words is pretty rich.

But the Republican debate wasn't the only time Pawlenty has backed down from a fight.

There's also that little scuffle he shirked last week. After slamming Romney and Obama in multiple Tweets, Pawlenty refused to participate in a Twitter debate with the other Republican contenders--one that would involve fielding questions from the American people.

So now T-Paw is even dodging Twitter fights? That might be the most unmanly move yet.

Men in glass chicken coops shouldn't throw stones.


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Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

To use a hockey analogy Tim Pawlenty reminds me of Matt Cooke.   He's not very good and his only real impact is being super annoying.    Matt Cooke, like Pawlenty,  will talk a lot of shit but won't fight or back it up when confronted.   Eventually one hopes that Evander Kane will beat Tim Pawlenty senseless much like he did to Matt Cooke.     Btw hockey fans if you haven't seen Evander Kane beat up Matt Cooke it will make you happy. 


So a guy that nobody's listening to went on a show that nobody watches and said something nobody cares about.

Oh, T-Paw, you just make me think of Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront".

"I coulda been a contender..."

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