Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tim Pawlenty releases a video:

Key lines:
There is a brighter future for America. We know what we need to do: Grow jobs, limit government spending, and tackle entitlements. We need to encourage the dreamers and innovators, the small business owners, the hard workers, the brave men and women throughout this country's history that have asked for nothing more than the freedom to work hard and get ahead without government getting in the way.
Sounds like a more polite version of Limbaugh. Or of motivation guru Tony Robbins. Everybody can succeed. All it takes is hard work and you will be appropriately rewarded. And if you're not, then it's the government's fault.

Pawlenty has to first appeal toe Republican primary voters, so that's why his pitch is closely aligned with Tea Party nostrums. But still, it's embarrassing in its denial of the complexities of economics (and life in general).


Here's Tim's campaign song in Iowa for the Republican nomination:

"I've got Pawlenty of nothing,
And that's Pawlenty for you."

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 3/23/2011 2:41 AM  

T-Paw is right. If it weren't for meddlesome government, some plucky entrepreneur would have performed maintenance on that bridge in Minneapolis.

By Anonymous hells littlest angel, at 3/23/2011 2:50 AM  

Long before T-Paw, there was T-Rex. Recently added is newcomer T-Rump. Alas, they are all extinct or bankrupt. I can't wait to see "T-Rump for President" emblazoned on the back of men's shorts rather than on T-shirts.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 4/02/2011 2:53 AM  

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