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[ 34 ] September 20, 2012 |

What if a rat deserted a sinking ship, only nobody noticed because the rat stood out as a non-entity in a field of non-entities?

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  1. Randy says:

    Why would you refer to a weasel as a “rat?”

  2. rea says:

    Pawlenty–I’ve heard that name somewhere, but I can’t quite place it . . .

    Didn’t he have something to do with bridges?

  3. Quicksand says:

    Pawlenty quit? Oh man, I wonder how Tagg took the news.

  4. Cody says:

    I can’t wait till 2016 T-Paw is running for his party’s nomination. He’ll spend a few days furiously denying he was a “lobbyist” much like Newt Gingrich did.

    Not that it really matters, as most Republicans are paid lobbyist anyways. It’s just whether or not they have the self-respect to get a title for it.

  5. James E. Powell says:

    When I see or hear Pawlenty, I feel like Marshall McLuhan in “Annie Hall.” How he got elected to anything is totally amazing.

    • cpinva says:

      cause he has such a cool (self) nickname! T-Paw!

      When I see or hear Pawlenty, I feel like Marshall McLuhan in “Annie Hall.” How he got elected to anything is totally amazing.

      i mean, is that just not the coolestest nickname ever? you just know he is more james dean than james dean ever was, with a nickname like that. heck, who wouldn’t vote (apparently, quite a few people) for him, cause he’s so, well, cool!

      the real question is, why someone just hasn’t beaten him death, for his mere existence, and being such a sad embarrassment to the human race?

      romney campaign member, bank lobbyist, what’s the difference, except maybe for pay?

  6. Warren Terra says:

    Paul Constant of Seattle’s The Stranger has a pretty good essay about Pawlenty’s move; his thesis is that this is a fnck-you from TPaw to Willard.

  7. Soooooo…T-Paw finds himself in a situation where he’s working for a big, extremely wealthy organization that, because of self-inflicted wounds stemming from overestimation of their own awesomeness, now resembles a fiery wreck on the side of a highway.

    So, to solve this problem, and make sure he never finds himself in that situation again, he’s going to work for a collection of the largest banking conglomerates in America.

    Well played, Tim Pawlenty.

  8. TT says:

    Way to show your love of country, T-Paw. Who on earth will a President Romney rely on now to act like they give a shit about HUD?

  9. Scott S. says:

    Why isn’t JennBob here to tell us that (1) this is good news for Romney and guarantees his win in November and (2) this is good news for Pawlenty and guarantees his win in 2016?

  10. Sly says:

    Join Romney/Ryan 2012: Because the only thing more noble is being a lobbyist for bankers.

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  12. njorl says:

    “Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota, is resigning as a national co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to take a job in Washington as a top lobbyist for a group representing banks and financial companies.”

    Tim Pawlenty, providing obscurity to the highest bidder. By this time next year, 62% of Americans will not know what banks are.

  13. hickes01 says:

    Pawlimpy’s ex-trucker Dad knows more about banking than Gov Flip-floppy. Lke Paul Lyin, he extolls capitalist values without amassing any meaningful corporate experience. All Ayn Rand followers should be required to work the holiday rush at Toy’s R Us. It might give them some perspective.

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