Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman

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T-Paw continues to have trouble finding his comedic niche.
Tim Pawlenty has been receiving some blowback today for cracking wise on Twitter about throwing punches at a homeless woman who was recently arrested for vandalizing several D.C. landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial.

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Does T-Paw deserve to feel some heat, or is this a case of political correctness run amok? You be the judge.

Here's T-Paw's controversial tweet: And here's some of the blowback: Of course, not everyone was offended: Other responded to T-Paw's joke with jokes of their own (for context about the tweet below, read this): In any event, between this and his job working as a lobbyist for some of America's biggest banks, Pawlenty can't be too concerned about his approval rating with poor voters these days.

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Jeffrey James Jasin
Jeffrey James Jasin

Grant Hart as much as said, This guy was a schnook in high school. A tiger doesn't change it's spots midstream. Not like he's a tiger or anything. More like a runned over Bambi on the side of the road

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

City Pages. Internet trolling since 19XX. 

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

why would anyone even care about what he has to say about anything?

Randi Winter
Randi Winter

He's a putz. The only interest I've ever had in the man was to wonder when he would go away.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

Stop Protecting T-Pawn.  He's a lobbyist now.

theoko
theoko

I love this- I sure wish someone would release a tweet containing all the gems of Pawlenty's sense of humor.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Yeah, Clyde, Democrats are so smart, sending pictures of their package to female staffers and all...

Mo Bluntz
Mo Bluntz

But a dem didn't, because they aren't that dumb.

Kevin Drake
Kevin Drake

seriously if a democrat would have joked about this you would all think it is funny. He was talking about his morning run people

Fluffy Singler
Fluffy Singler

It's offensive because the woman in question has even less power, being homeless, than the average woman has against the average man. Now, if he and Michelle Bachman want to have a boxing match, have at it!

Mo Bluntz
Mo Bluntz

Pawlenty was an asshole before he said this. Does this really surprise people?

Jason Seracki
Jason Seracki

A career politician should know that any un-PC joke would never go over. He's not offensive. He's just stupid.

David Farr
David Farr

I believe the most offensive item is paying any attention to Tim Pawlenty.

Peter Gamache
Peter Gamache

T-paw is an unforgivable cretin. His greatest achievement in office was his exit.

Pinko Thinker
Pinko Thinker

all the best ex-governors are proud of their feeble bodies and the rush they get from working up a sweat drives them to make even feebler jokes that suggest violence as a viable resolution.

Nancy Drake
Nancy Drake

Classless idiot... should go back to China and stay there.

Theresa Bruckner
Theresa Bruckner

I think what's legitimately offensive is Tim Pawlenty trying to be funny. Like, ever. Just stop, T-Paw. You are bad at funny; please stop butchering it. Go back to fishing, or whatever it is you do when you're not busy failing at funny or failing at governing (last I heard it was fishing).

Dee Austin
Dee Austin

I find him desperately offensive... even without the joke.

Scott Gunvaldson
Scott Gunvaldson

Tim Pawlenty is legimately offensive. Anything that comes out of his mouth--likewise.

Kathy Drews
Kathy Drews

omg, cut him some slack! I woulda punched her in the throat!

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

@Alex Wasser Couldn't agree more. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@Kent Erickson Ya Kent, and Republicans are so smart, doncha know, trolling airport bathrooms for gay sex. Is that how it works, Kent?

RBHolb
RBHolb

@Kevin Drake Seriously, if a Democrat did this Fox News and Rush Limbaugh would not shut up about it.  He made a typically stupid, crass remark (remember his crack about how many people were killed by light rail?).  Why would you defend this lowlife?

RBHolb
RBHolb

@Kathy Drews Any special reason?  Or do you just like to fantasize about punching homeless people? 

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