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  1. 1

    spews:

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201.....n-in-2008/

    Tim Pawlenty wiped a serial child molester’s record clean in 2008
    By Kase Wickman
    Monday, May 23rd, 2011 — 2:19 pm

    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty formally announced his campaign seeking the GOP nomination for the presidency Monday morning, but by midday, his political past had already caught up to him. Reporting by Minneapolis City Pages’ Nick Pinto brought to attention a pardon then-Gov. Pawlenty granted to a sex offender in October 2008, which is sure to haunt the candidate throughout his campaign: the man Pawlenty pardoned was later arrested again for molesting his daughter more than 250 times in an eight-year span, including six years prior to his pardon.

    This isn’t gonna help either.

  2. 3

    spews:

    http://www.mnprogressiveprojec.....e-collapse

    Pawlenty attempting to position himself as victim of I-35W bridge collapse
    by: The Big E Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 18:00:00 PM CDT

    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has a problem he needs to either sidestep or counter: the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed under his watch. His Administration had a policy of keeping maintenance costs at MNDOT down by not doing the necessary maintenance of our roads and bridges. This incompetence will be a key weakness his 2012 presidential opponents can exploit, providing his campaign ever attains lift-off.

    Fergot about that one…whooops.

  3. 4

    rhp6033 spews:

    # 3: Except that Pawlenty’s policy to keep taxes on the rich low so he could “defer maintenance” (hopefully until the next guy takes over) is pretty much Republican governmental philosophy.

    They figure if they can defer maintenance, regulatory oversight, etc. for eight or twelve years, and it all comes crashing down while a Democrat is in office for four years, they can blame it all on the Democrat and take it back over again after four years (lather, rinse, repeat indefinately).

    The problem is, they are finding that their timing isn’t that good. Things have a habit of collapsing at unexpected times. Like the Minnessota bridge collapse. Or the 2008 economic collapse (on a national and global scale).

    Obama probably doesn’t think so right now, but he was pretty lucky that the chicken’s came home to roost on George W. Bush’s economic policies in the late summer/fall of 2008. Otherwise, the Republicans would be able to confuse more of the public into thinking that was all Obama’s fault – even if the collapse occured only a few months into his administration.

  4. 6

    spews:

    Wow Pawlenty’s bid for the White House appearing next to the obits.

    Pawlenty’s LYING about his fiscal record in MN – he inherited a State in the red and he’s leaving the state very much in the red!

    “Tell the Truth”????

    Then there’s Herman Cain confusing the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.

    Just another day in the bizzaro world of the right wing.

  5. 7

    rhp6033 spews:

    Continuation of # 4: In other words, Pawlenty might actually be able to wear the Minnesota bridge collapse as an “award of honor” in his support for the Republican cause of keeping taxes BELOW the safe level. This might make him a shoe-in for the Republican nomination.

    The general election, however – that’s another story. Expect him to try to pass the blame at that point on unionized employees, Democrats in general, or whatever.

  6. 8

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    T-Paw needs to bring back his mullet to have any chance. A mullet with that fake southern accent will do him just fine. Bring him back from the dead!

  7. 9

    Ekim spews:

    Ed Schultz is going to do a piece on Pawlenty tonight on his TV show. Ed, who is from Minnesota, will be going over the financial disaster Minnesota is facing because of Pawlenty.

  8. 10

    who run Bartertownq spews:

    @9

    damn dude, if youre gonna listen to that sack of crap Schultz, you may as well listen to Limbaugh too….both them are fat-ass, pompous, partisan assholes.

    and they are both proven liars.

    LMFAO @ “big eddie”…what a pile human garbage that creep is.

  9. 12

    spews:

    10 – And one of them – Limbaugh – does what you do every time you come here – spew stupid half-assed right wing nonsense.

    Sorry that anti-Limbaugh crapola from you never cut any bait around here.

  10. 13

    who run bartertown? spews:

    @12

    I could really care less what a partisan lemming loser with a mid-life crisis like you thinks…

    making a mockery out of you day after day is really getting boring…..you got cut from the junior varsity team long ago…

  11. 14

    spews:

    13 – Oh you could care less? What about?

    Time with your family maybe? Add up the thousands of minutes you’ve spent here just repeating ad nauseam your dumbass drivel and yes, people can easily see what you really care about.

    Stroking yourself silly obviously.

  12. 15

    Ekim spews:

    11. manongoat spews:
    ekim, is back…how as your pilgramige to israel

    Yea Gods, Man on Goat! You should really check your posts. All these errors make you look like an ignorant, uneducated troll. Oh, wait, you are an ignorant, uneducated troll. My bad…

    BTW, how is your goat herd?

  13. 16

    rhp6033 spews:

    Wow. Pawlenty is going to have to join the “abolish Medicare” circus to keep the Tea Party voters happy. For some reason, Republican politicians in very red states are getting rave reviews from their supporters on that issue. But once they quit preaching to the choir, they are going to get a very different issue.

    One voter in Georgia pointed out to her representative, Rob Woodall, that her employer doesn’t provide medical insurance after retirement. Woodall cut her off, with cheers from the Tea Party folks, saying that she shoulnd’t be expecting the government to provide anything for her in retirement.

    Apparantly she should have already taken care of that herself – I guess like Walker did. His disclosure statements don’t show that he’s saved more than a nominal amount for retirement, but his Congressional pension and gold-plated health care plan should take care of him very well.

    Rob Woodall

    I guess some get taking care of by the government, and others don’t. It’s a lot like the philosophy of the con man or the thief – “if you were too stupid not to keep me from taking advantage of you, then you are at fault, not me”.

  14. 17

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    “tell the truth” theme for race
    sounds a lot like a
    “straight talk express” theme for race.

    To tell the truth, the GOP needs a standard bearer who once sported a mullet.

  15. 18

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    To tell the truth, teabagging Republicans sure do love to talk about the Constitution without having the foggiest idea regarding what it is.

    Example:

    GOP presidential candidate Herman CAIN: We don’t need to rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America, we need to reread the Constitution and enforce the Constitution. … And I know that there are some people that are not going to do that, so for the benefit of those who are not going to read it because they don’t want us to go by the Constitution, there’s a little section in there that talks about “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

    You know, those ideals that we live by, we believe in, your parents believed in, they instilled in you. When you get to the part about “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” don’t stop there, keep reading. Cause that’s when it says “when any form of government becomes destructive of those ideals, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.” We’ve got some altering and some abolishing to do!

    To tell the truth, most Republican politicians are idiots.

  16. 19

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Ahhh yes the moronic of the moronic rujaxdipshithead cuts and pastes leftwing BULLSHITTIUM… and for comic relief rhp6033, Cass Sunstein’s favorite Homer Simpson malleable DOH! fool joins right in!

    The NTSB said the I-35W bridge had an original design flaw from 1961 along with the addition of 2 inches concrete on the bridge surface. They didn’t fault bridge maintenance.

    You can look it up yourselves. I hope leftist pinheads attack Pawlenty with this “commentary”.

  17. 20

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Yeah MikeBoyScout… Like 57 states.

    “It is wonderful to be back in Oregon. Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.”

  18. 21

    spews:

    Admitted moron @ 20 -

    If Cain wins, (miniscule to no chance of that), he will have to take an oath to defend the Constitution and he obviously has never read it. At best he’s got it completely confused..

    Reminds me a lot of your dumb ass.

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    spews:

    19. Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Ahhh yes the moronic of the moronic rujaxdipshithead cuts and pastes leftwing BULLSHITTIUM… and for comic relief rhp6033, Cass Sunstein’s favorite Homer Simpson malleable DOH! fool joins right in!

    The NTSB said the I-35W bridge had an original design flaw from 1961 along with the addition of 2 inches concrete on the bridge surface. They didn’t fault bridge maintenance.

    You can look it up yourselves. I hope leftist pinheads attack Pawlenty with this “commentary”.

    05/23/2011 at 8:42 pm

    Uhhh…don’t tell the puddybitch, but he’s wrong again. T-paw vetoed two measures that would have fixed the bridge.

    Shhhhhhhhh…don’t tell the puddybitch. It’ll be our little secret.

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    Puddybud, identifying rujaxdipshithead as dumber than yelling lost boy which is very dumb! spews:

    Oh my rujaxdipshithead is talking about the 7.5 cent tax increase for new road construction that Pawlenty rejected? Oh my what a big gas bag this fool is. Another Merry Fitzmas on the horizon.

    PROVE IT rujaxdipshithead. The NTSB said otherwise. It was a design flaw. There are 700 bridges like it all over the US who are deemed needing repair. WSDOT determined after the I-35W bridge collapse there were 142 bridges classified in 2008, maintained by your libtardo crews, as being structurally deficient. Butt butt butt, WA State is a libtardo zone.

    You rujaxdipshithead are a certifiable moron!

    I love how rujaxdipshithead runs to left wing blogs and drinks their kook-aid when the evidence is quite the opposite.

  21. 25

    Puddybud, identifying rujaxdipshithead as dumber than yelling lost boy which is very dumb! spews:

    I love the way rujaxdishithead drinks from blogs who are clueless

    Even when the NTSB says otherwise!

    Stay stupid! You, Steve, and yelling lost boy make us LOL.

    LMBBAO!

  22. 29

    correctnotright spews:

    Notice how Puddy is not defending the child rapist that Pawlenty pardonen – or how Pawlenty lied about his “fiscal” record of bankrupting the state.

    That is all we need, another republican President who lowers taxes and creates deficits and kills the economy….where do the republicans come up with these incompetent candidates?

  23. 30

    Steve spews:

    Ban the dumbfuck street corner loon and his mad ravings. I seriously doubt that anybody here will miss the stupid, hate-filled motherfucker.

  24. 31

    correctnotright spews:

    Look at the ad on the top of the page for voting for the republican candidates….they have Huckabey (not running), Palin (not announced and probably not running) and Newt Gingrich (self-destructed already) pictured. Herman Cain “won” the first debate and the idiot is lecturing people on the constitution and he quotes the Declaration of Independence – not to mention he didn’t even know what the Palestinian right of return meant.

    Obama makes these fools look like second rate used car salespeople…is that the best the republicans can put out there for president?

  25. 32

    Ekim spews:

    So what is going on here? I thought ButtPutty got Ruptured Raptured on Saturday. Is he (it) telecomputing? Or do we have a fake posting now.

  26. 33

    Ekim spews:

    @31, why they make ButtPutty look good.

    By the way, did you see the Daily Show piece on Santorum? Then ABC News carried the piece as a news item. And Santorum has been hoping for 8 years that little bit of bad PR would go away…

  27. 34

    spews:

    32 – LMAO! Oh Puddybud was raptured all right. After all he was holier than thou of any believer you could shake a stick at. Anyway he probably left his handle to some sycophantic minion of his who worships on Sunday or in a fit of pique blaphemed the holy spirit and therefore was “left behind”.

    But for all intents and purposes the “new” Puddybud is the same old same old purveyor of right wing bullshit.

  28. 35

    spews:

    http://www.politico.com/news/s.....55530.html

    Ex-Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson pans Tim Pawlenty bid

    MOLLY BALL | 5/23/11 4:48 PM EDT

    As Tim Pawlenty announced for president Monday, Minnesota’s last Republican governor, Arne Carlson, doused him with cold water.

    Carlson, who served from 1991 to 1999, blasted Pawlenty Monday in a post on his blog headlined “The Presidency: A Bit Short Is Pawlenty.”

    In it, Carlson accuses Pawlenty, who also served two terms as Minnesota governor, of presiding “over one of the larger tax increases in Minnesota history” and of putting political expediency above sound policy.

    “The sad and tragic reality is that this is what happens when politics and simple slogans become the prime concern rather than quality long-term budgeting,” Carlson said of the $5.1 billion deficit Minnesota faced after Pawlenty left office in January.

    The next president, Carlson wrote, “should have compelling leadership skills and a demonstrated background of financial excellence” as well as “a willingness to place the nation’s long-term well being ahead of short-term political gains.

    “Unfortunately,” he added, “Governor Pawlenty falls short of this expectation.”

    Carlson’s anti-Pawlenty animosity is no secret.

    Carlson backed Pawlenty in his first gubernatorial run, in 2002, but turned against him thereafter. He previously told POLITICO that he was ready to go to Iowa and New Hampshire if needed to make sure Republican primary voters saw the Pawlenty he knew.

    Pawlenty’s team notes that Carlson has drifted leftward in recent years, campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008 and against Minnesota’s GOP gubernatorial nominee, Tom Emmer, in 2010.

    For his heresies, Carlson was one of several prominent moderates banned from state Republican Party events after the midterms.

    http://govarnecarlson.blogspot.....lenty.html

    T-Paw…we hardly knew ye…..

  29. 36

    Puddybud, identifying rujaxdipshithead as dumber than yelling lost boy which is very dumb! spews:

    Notice how Puddy is not defending the child rapist that Pawlenty pardonen – or how Pawlenty lied about his “fiscal” record of bankrupting the state.

    Correctnotright, not correct again. How many times now? So numerous!

    Where did I claim to support Pawlenty? All I wrote was the NTSB bridge was not a maintenance issue under Pawlenty. The rujaxdipshithead claims he had two opportunities to fix the bridge?

    When? PROVE IT!

  30. 37

    Puddybud, identifying rujaxdipshithead as dumber than yelling lost boy which is very dumb! spews:

    Ban the dumbfuck street corner loon and his mad ravings. I seriously doubt that anybody here will miss the stupid, hate-filled motherfucker.

    Yes Stupid Solution Steve should be banned immediately, if not sooner! Truth and Stupid Solution Steve are diametrically opposed poles!

  31. 40

    Richard Pope spews:

    Just about all the Republican presidential candidates seem pretty dead in the political sense …