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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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  • Randy

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

    • c u n d gulag

      Pawlenty “Stupid’s” more like a mouse.

      The weasel comparison would apply if it was Scott Walker.

    • Aaron B.

      This is exceedingly unfair of you, Randy, and you, Scott. Rats and Weasels both are highly intelligent and sociable creatures who make excellent pets, and I resent their being compared to prominent national Republicans.

      • Randy

        I don’t thjink it’s entirely unfair. There are a number of very wealthy people who seem to enjoy having Timmy as a pet.

  • rea

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

    Didn’t he have something to do with bridges?

    • c u n d gulag

      Yes, I believe he was the author of “The Bridge Under Madison County.”

      • NBarnes

        Damn. Get Pawlenty to a burn ward, ’cause that’s gonna leave a mark.

        • Too Big To Fail is dead.

          Maybe it’s time to take out the Romney Campaign’s funeral plan, and let the government appoint a receiver.

          • “We’re unwinding all of your donations and ad buys. This might take a while. In the meantime, Lincoln Chafee is your new nominee.”

  • Quicksand

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

    • BigHank53

      Probably the first person T-Paw told. Via voice-mail.

  • Cody

    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.

    • firefall

      hell no, he’ll spend all his time denying he had anything to do wiht the Romney fiasco

      • Cody

        Will Romney attain George W. Bush status? I find that unlikely, Republicans seem to constantly hoist failures up as their flagships.

        Bush was a special case…

  • James E. Powell

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

    • cpinva

      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?

      • rea

        Like a whore, only less honest, and not as hard-working.

        • greylocks

          And nowhere near as fun.

  • Warren Terra

    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.

  • 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.

    • Leeds man

      The difference being that the banking conglomerates are too big to fail.

      • Cody

        Pretty much. The main difference is when his new fiery wreck crashes down, Obama will save him!

        • Too Big To Fail is dead.

          Maybe it’s time to take out the Romney Campaign’s funeral plan, and let the government appoint a receiver.

          “We’re unwinding all of your donations and ad buys. This might take a while. In the meantime, Lincoln Chafee is your new nominee.”

  • TT

    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?

    • Jon

      Hey, if the Romney Administration really wants T-Paw on-board at HUD, they can just have Tagg make a couple of quick phone calls.

    • Bill Murray

      Hud was a pretty darn good Paul Newman movie, don’t sully it with T-Paw association

  • 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?

    • Halloween Jack

      I’d like to think that recent events have left JennBob in his/her darkened basement with a rapidly-diminishing case of Jeppson’s Malört, drinking and puking and crying.

  • Sly

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

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  • njorl

    “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.

    • Colin Day

      Given what the banks are, should they want people to know? T-Paw FTW!

  • hickes01

    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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