Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tim Pawlenty: A Complete Political Hack

Tim Pawlenty is not just a bad governor, but he is a
ruinous one who will walk out on a job poorly done.
by Charlie Leck

Senator McCain, you can have him!
We don’t want him! He’s too cheap for us!
He’s too cheap! He’s too cheap!
He’s too cheap for us!
It looks very much like John McCain is going to choose the Governor of the State of Minnesota to be his running mate. Senator, you can have him!

I took to calling him ‘Governor Poorlenty’ last year. It never caught on. Someone liked ‘Governor Pukelenty’ better. No taste!

A friend dropped me an email, expressing his apprehensions about Pawlenty:
“This guy Pawlenty is a creep. With McCain’s age and cancer history, this would be a very bad vice-president. Read the current article carefully in City Pages. This is the real Pawlenty. I’ve known this guy for years and he is a bad guy.”
So, I read the City Pages story about Governor Pawlenty. Yup! Sure enough! He’s a really bad dude. But, I knew that before delving into the story. I wrote about it here many months ago. Pawlenty took one of the finest states in the nation – a state that nearly always finished first or second in every measurement category one could imagine – and absolutely ruined it. Now in those ratings, we finish only mediocre and sometime worse.

Wendy Anderson and Arne Carlson shake their heads in dismay. Hubert Humphrey is rolling over in his grave. Governor Goofy is spinning wildly in his.

Paw-Lenty took a state that was legendary and made it ordinary.

I congratulate all those simpletons who elected him to office. You got what you deserve.

Now he seeks the Vice Presidency of the United States. If elected and tragedy lands him in the big, oval office, he’ll make George W. Bush look like a piker.

For my opening, I snitched a tune from the old, old days and put new words to it. I’ll close that way as well, with an even older tune.
All our bridges falling down, Falling down…
All our bridges falling down
Thanks to Pawlenty

Took our school apart he did,
Apart he did, apart he did,
Took our schools apart he did
Thank you Pawlenty

Left our seniors on their own
On their own, on their own,
Lef t our seniors on their own,
Thank you Pawlenty

All our towns are falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
All our towns are falling down,
Thanks to Pawlenty

And our roads have gone to hell,
Gone to hell, gone to hell,
All our roads have gone to hell,
Dear Gov Pawlenty

Screwed our farmers really good,
Really good, really good,
Screwed our farmers really good,
Did old Pawlenty

Now we have to build it up,
Build it up, build it up,
Now we have to build it up,
After Pawlenty

He left our state a tattered mess,
Tattered mess, tattered mess,
He left our state an awful mess
Did dumb Pawlenty

We have bridges we must build,
We must build, we must build
Bridges, highways and new rail
Nixed by Pawlenty

Now we merrily say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goobye
Merrily now we say goodbye,
To Tim Pawlenty

Off you go with John McCain,
John McCain, John McCain,
Off you go with John McCain,
Just what you wanted

Hope you get your bottom kicked,
Bottom kicked, bottom kicked
Hope you get your bottom kicked
By Barack Obama


  1. Here's the likely pick, and it's NOT Pawlenty.


    1. Which McCain Veep pick is SIMULTANEOUSLY the safest AND boldest?

    ANSWER: Sarah Palin

    2. How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters?

    ANSWER: Sarah Palin

    * * *

    On that, this just in from the Conservative Voice:

    “Desperately seeking Sarah
    July 26, 2008 10:00 AM EST

    By Stephan Andrew Brodhead

    Desperately seeking Sarah
    Americans need a little Palin Power

    Sarah Palin the current Governor of Alaska is John McCain’s ultimate choice for VP. I do believe a woman is next in line for the presidency. All Conservatives like her. She is popular in Alaska. Hillary supporters would relish her. She would solidify a 12 or possibly 16 year Republican executive.

    John McCain’s boring campaign is wearing thin. I need a little Palin Power to get me interested again. They would say ‘but she is only a half term Governor!’ And your point is?

    That’s all I have to say about that!”

  2. Thanks, Ted, for the comment. Sarah Palin? She'd be a formidable campaigner.

    As a friend of mine likes to say: "You may be on to something! Or, you may be on something!"