Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty showed his courage to stand up for the truth when he told the press, “We’re going to have to look the American people in the eye and tell them the truth, and that’s what I’ll be talking about,” Monday as he formally began his quest for the Republican presidential nomination.
It was Tim Pawlenty’s moment of awe inspiring truth. His followers reportedly got goose bumps every time he said the word “truth” (22 times in his announcement to be exact).
The long-awaited declaration of Tim’s hobby of dressing up as Wonder Woman didn’t happen and part of his constituency weren’t happy with that omission.
A mere hour after his inspirational speech he went on the Rush Limbaugh radio show and lied. The talk-show host, who serves as the unofficial gatekeeper to the Republican nomination, presented Pawlenty with a 2006 newspaper article in which he said that “the era of small government is over” and that “government has to be more proactive, more aggressive.”
The truth-teller beat a hasty retreat. He claimed that he had merely been referencing somebody else’s words — “I didn’t say those words myself” — that his political opponents had “pushed that falsely,” and that the newspaper was motivated by political bias and was forced to issue a correction.
I looked up the article and Pawlenty did say that, and the newspaper DID NOT issue any corrections. Is that clear Tim me boy? More than one person knows you’re anything but a truth teller. Kinda embarrassing huh? But from what I’m reading about your political career, you’re in for a lot more embarrassing moments in the campaign ahead.
For example, Minnesotans aren’t thrilled you’re leaving the state $6 Billion Dollars in the hole. See you on the campaign trail Tim…