“State sovereignty”?! September 11, 2009 By Mark Kleiman @markarkleiman I thought we settled that one at Appomattox. Tim Pawlenty was supposed to be one of the sane Republican candidates for President. Everything’s relative, I guess. Of course, Pawlenty doesn’t really mean it; he’s just pandering to the Republican base. Â But this tells you what a lunatic base he has to pander to.