I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tim Pawlenty, What A Maroon!

Every time Minnesota Ex-Governor Tim Pawlenty is called a moron, I just nod my head sympathetically and hope to high heaven everyone else in America understands why.

Naturally I'm breaking Pawlenty's oft-quoted Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment, "Thou shall not speak bad of Republicans", but even Reagan would have made funny faces at Pawlenty's attempt to back seat pilot the federal debt ceiling with zero facts and apparently no knowledge or understanding of history.

Personally his comments boarders on a creepy disassociation of reality from facts, but then Pawlenty reminds me of that uncle you have that's a little off balanced so you never really make eye contact let alone invite him over for Sunday dinner.

"And the children call him famous,
what the old men call insane,
And sometimes he's so nameless,
That he hardly knows which game to play...
Which words to say..."

1 comment:

Minnesota Central said...

This would be fiscally irresponsible … but consistent with Mr. Pawlenty’s past performance as Governor where he relied on state reserves, delayed payments to school districts, and delayed issuing tax refunds, and borrowing from other state budget accounts in an attempt to keep Minnesota’s credit rating at a level that he could base a Presidential campaign.

Question: Had any of Mr. Pawlenty’s budget proposals been enacted (thus assuming the legislature approved as submitted), would there have been a budget surplus ? Or would there still be a deficit? As I recall, Mr. Pawlenty scoffed at the projections of a budget deficit that exceed $6 Billion dollars for this year.