American Elephants

Tim Pawlenty’s Campaign Announcement by The Elephant's Child

Tim Pawlenty will announce his campaign for the office of President of the United States on Monday.  He has been a successful Republican governor of Minnesota for two terms, in a state where the Minnesota Democratic Farm-Labor Party  has been dominant.

He served on the Eagan City Council, in the Minnesota House of Representatives,  was reelected five times, and became House Majority Leader when the Republicans became the majority party in the Legislature in 1998.

In an era of disastrous state budget problems, Pawlenty has done well, and received an ‘A’ grade from the Cato Institute’s ranking of governors. He has been forthright about his mistakes — everybody makes some — and simply said he was wrong  when he signed on to the Center for Climate Strategies seductive global warming campaign. He served as chairman of the National Governors Association.

Wikipedia’s article on Pawlenty has many holes, which will surely be filled in promptly as he becomes a presidential candidate.  He is a conservative Republican with a significant record of accomplishment, and an important candidate.

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