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Friday, August 29, 2008

There's Pawlenty to love about this

by folkbum

The buzz around the intertube-weblings is that John McCain has probably selected Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to be his running mate. Here's what we know:
  • Tim Pawlenty has never even won a majority in his own state
  • Tim Pawlenty polls horribly in neighboring states that McCain needs if he wants to win
  • By selecting Pawlenty, McCain is turning his back on [pick one: Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, other] and the millions of voters who supported him in the primaries over John McCain
  • By selecting Pawlenty, McCain is turning his back on Hillary Clinton and the 18 million Americans (more Americans than voted for any Republican) who feel that it is Hillary's time--not to mention the Clinton-turned-McCain crowd (Debra Bartoshevich and the nutballs at No Quarter)
  • By selecting Pawlenty, McCain shows that he's [racist/sexist] because he purposely overlooked all the many qualified [minorities/women] in the party
Okay, I admit, some of those are just repackaged critiques of the Biden pick (reuse, reduce, recycle), but if the shoe fits ....

(Of course, I could be wrong and it could be Mitt Romney, the dog-abusing shape-shifter who thinks McCain lacks the temperament to be president. That won't be any fun at all, except for noting that McCain and Romney together probably has a higher net worth than many of the red states that will vote for them. I'll have more comment after work this afternoon once the selection is official ....)

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