American Conservative uses Tim Pawlenty as example of what not to do

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"The hopeless Tim Pawlenty campaign is an example of the pitfalls of substance-free pseudo-populism." Ouch!
Poor Tim Pawlenty -- even his fellow Republicans are throwing him under the bus these days.

SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman

Pawlenty's once-promising but ultimately ill-fated presidential campaign is the target of criticism in an American Conservative column by Daniel Larison.

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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.

SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]

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

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T-Paw is pumped to drink cheap beer at the Wild opener

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C'mon Tim, we know you can afford a Summit at least.
Tim Pawlenty now works as a lobbyist for America's biggest banks. But that doesn't mean he's too high and mighty to drink cheap bear at the hockey game.

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Pawlenty -- like many others in the State of Hockey, especially service industry workers near the Xcel Center -- is geeked about tomorrow night's Wild home opener. We are too, but if you're still bitter about the lockout and not totally jazzed to get your first look at what promises to be one of the most exciting teams in franchise history, check out this video countdown of blockbuster acquisition Zach Parise's top 10 goals, then come back and read the rest of this.

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Tim Pawlenty was against big banks before he took a job lobbying for them

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Pawlenty is a man of his convictions... until it pays to ditch them.
Tim Pawlenty is now a professional lobbyist for the one percent. It's a strange gig for guy who last year said he "went to Wall Street and told them to get their snout out of the trough because they are some of the worst offenders when it comes to bailouts and carve-outs and special deals."

SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty takes job lobbying for big banks

A New York Times report digs through Pawlenty's past and uncovers recent statements he's made that fit uncomfortably with his new gig as a Washington-based big bank shill.

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Tim Pawlenty takes job lobbying for big banks

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T-Paw: Lobbying on behalf of the one percent since 2012.
Just over a year ago, T-Paw was a leading contender to be the GOP's 2012 presidential candidate. A couple of months ago, he looked like the frontrunner for VP. Neither of those gigs worked out, but it doesn't take long for a well-connected Republican to find lucrative, full-time work, does it?

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-- Andrew Zimmern to T-Paw: Don't question my work ethic, buddy
-- Tim Pawlenty suggests Latina CNN anchor can't understand English, quickly backtracks [VIDEO]
-- Pawlenty's Wikipedia page on lockdown following Colbert Report segment [VIDEO]


Last night, Barb Rehm, editor at large of American Banker, reported that Pawlenty will become the new head of the Financial Services Roundtable, a Washington lobbying group that advocates on behalf of the nation's top 100 financial institutions.


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Andrew Zimmern to T-Paw: Don't question my work ethic, buddy

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Zimmern isn't letting T-Paw's dig slide.
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]

During his stand up routine dong gone wrong RNC speech on Wednesday, T-Paw took a shot at local chef turned big-time TV star Andrew Zimmern.

"But you know, President Obama isn't as bad as people say, he's actually worse," Pawlenty said during an attempt at humor. "The president takes more vacations than that guy on the Bizarre Foods show." Of course, Zimmern is the host of Bizarre Foods.

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Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]

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The comedic stylings of T-Paw: "Barack Obama's failed us. But look, it's understandable. A lot of people fail at their first job!"
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-- Tim Pawlenty suggests Latina CNN anchor can't understand English, quickly backtracks [VIDEO]
-- Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "all foam and no beer"
-- Mitt Romney is Tim Pawlenty's sugar daddy


Paul Ryan may have served up a pack of lies, but here's one thing we learned during last night's RNC speeches -- T-Paw is about as funny as stubbing your toe, and equally annoying.

During his festivity-opening speech, Pawlenty did his best stand-up comic impersonation, minus the laughs. For his effort, the Washington Post named him the top loser of the night.


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Tim Pawlenty suggests Latina CNN anchor can't understand English, quickly backtracks [VIDEO]

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Smiling on the outside, thinking on the inside: "Shit! That was a stupid thing to say."
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-- Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"
-- Mitt Romney is Tim Pawlenty's sugar daddy
-- Tim Pawlenty is the least influential person alive, according to GQ


Tim Pawlenty's recent appearance on Soledad O'Brien's CNN show provides a fascinating case study of a gaffe-conscious politician saying something dumb, then going into damage-control mode as quickly as possible.

T-Paw was verbally jousting with O'Brien about a new Mitt Romney that dishonestly alleges President Obama cut $716 billion from Medicare. As O'Brien points out, the Congressional Budget Office doesn't take the same view of the spending cut, characterizing it as a reduction in spending that doesn't affect benefits.
 

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Keith Ellison takes shot at T-Paw, is kinda-sorta happy Paul Ryan got VP nod

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Ellison likes politicians who aren't afraid to shoot straight about what they believe.
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-- Keith Ellison accuses Tim Pawlenty of drinking "the Kool-Aid"
-- Tim Pawlenty calls a Ground Zero mosque unpatriotic [UPDATED]
-- Pawlenty's website broadcasts cryptic "coming soon" message as VP speculation mounts


We're pretty sure President Obama doesn't have to worry about who Rep. Keith Ellison will cast his ballot for this November, but that doesn't mean the first Muslim elected to Congress doesn't have opinions about GOP politics.

Over the weekend, Ellison, in all seriousness, said he "actually prefer[s]" Mitt Romney's ultimate VP choice, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, to another leading contender, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty.


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Pawlenty's website broadcasts cryptic "coming soon" message as VP speculation mounts

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Is T-Paw's site being readied for a VP run?
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-- Pawlenty's Wikipedia page on lockdown following Colbert Report segment [VIDEO]
-- Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"
-- Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential stock spikes on Intrade


Tim Pawlenty's website is... coming soon?

Web browsers seeking the hottest T-Paw news from the official source reached a cryptic message yesterday. Rather than being greeted by the smiling mug of Minnesota's former governor, they received the following cryptic message: "Please come back later." Holy Mittens, could it be a sign of big announcements to come?


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