**Promoted from TAM Wire, posted by Flaggman**

In case you think he’s just a dull, innocuous, safe pick…

Tim Pawlenty 2007: Listen to Visionaries like Jimmy Carter, ignore Global Warming Skeptics

…T-Paw has tried to distance himself from enviro-pimping ways of the past. But his “mistake” wasn’t in, say, 1997, when he could have claimed to not have known any better. This was 2007, when the debunking was publicly available, and the red agenda of the green movement was well known. He was already Governor of a state, and was actively encouraging the greens to provide him a plan to implement! Later in 2007, he actually signed a state bill requiring a Minnesota task force to come up with recommendations on how to implement a cap-and-trade system. There’s no way to write this one off as a youthful indiscretion.

So the question is: Is Tim Pawlenty a naive fool, or another two-faced RINO? Either way: I cannot take his candidacy seriously. If you were pushing that stuff just four years ago, you have no business pretending to be a conservative.

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  1. dennisl59 says:

    Let’s recall T-Paw’s 3, count ’em THREE ONLY, Republican Debate performance last year, 5/5, 6/13 and 8/11. Then he dropped out, boom, trap door, bye bye.

    I may be mistaken, but I believe the TAM consensus was he was a Milktoast RINO Weenie Boy that wore really bad ties?

    Even Ron “Who you callin’ a crackpot?” Paul outlasted him in the debate series.

    posted 7/13 347pm Texas[How about a Fresca?] Time

  2. ShArKy666 says:

    i HOPE romney is listening to some real conservatives & understands he’s gotta give the base something to vote for…any of these mild mealy mushy repubics will add NOTHING to his campaign

  3. ancientwrrior says:

    Another CINO (conservative in name only),why not. It worked for the present Emperor didn’t it, sold the masses of people that he was something he was not.

  4. Sally says:

    RINO he is, but he wobbles all over the place, I can’t take him seriously.

  5. Maynard says:

    Hmmm. They tell us the idea of Condi is generating some enthusiasm. I don’t understand this myself; political orientation aside, Condi doesn’t emanate the sort of energy or purpose that I’d think is needed. Wasn’t she happy to leave the political arena and get back to an academic position? Will she help define the Romney ticket in terms starkly different from Obama’s plan? Would her purpose be to sway the racialist voters? Oh, well, whatever. Everybody’s got an opinion, but it’s Romney’s show. Either he knows what he’s doing or he doesn’t.

    • Pat_S says:

      I heard a pundit speculate the buzz about Condi is Romney’s attempt to divert attention from the Bain attack ads. That is plausible given Romney’s cautious campaign strategy. Looks like Romney has finally been goaded into a more aggressive response.

      I believe Condi is sincere when she says she is not interested.

  6. sweetexp says:

    Ewwww! T. Pawlenty? Absolutely not. Can anyone tell that he disgusts me? 🙂 Oh my goodness Mr Romney had best hurry up and pick a person already!!!

  7. persecutor says:

    T Paw? No freakin’ way. It’s almost as if Mitt wants to go out of his way to alienate us.

    Big F’in mistake, boobala!

  8. chris1058 says:

    Who’s left? Anyone standing? Allen West? I still think maybe someone like… no I cannot come up with anyone… jeeze isn’t there any one who hasn’t already screwed up somewhere? yeeesh

  9. makeshifty says:

    The problem with the GOP is Palenty is not unusual in views regarding global warming. I’ve seen other Repub. politicians express similar views. I heard Jason Lewis, a libertarian talk show host out of MN, recount a couple years ago about how a lot of Republican governors and senators are hopeless on this issue. The only Repub. senator who is rock solid against the C&T stuff is OK Sen. James Inhofe. He’s actually studied up on the science some, and so is knowledgeable enough to not be snowed by the propaganda. He’s a rare bird, though, in the party. Most Republican politicians are pretty clueless on this. They’re easily swayed by what the “experts” in the field tell them. The one argument that tends to steer them away from C&T is economic, the idea that it’ll hurt growth.

  10. aardvark says:

    Is there a barf bag w/ this story?

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