Minnesota has 9500 prison inmates. And Tim Pawlenty is proud to say that, in all his time as Governor, he hasn’t found a single one of them who was either the victim of a miscarriage of justice or a fitting recipient of mercy. He must not have been looking very hard.
That alone should tell you what you need to know about Pawlenty’s (un) fitness for the Presidency. He’s proud to call himself a Christian, but lacks the stones to act on Christian principles when it might cost him some votes. Feh.
Footnote Pawlenty is also so cared of the religious right that he has backpedaled on his prior support for a law protecting gays from job discrimination. Do you really want a guy going toe-to-toe with Ahmadi-nejad who can’t even stand up to Jerry Falwell?