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. Â 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. Â He’s proud to call himself a Christian, but lacks the stones to act on Christian principles when it might cost him some votes. Â 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. Â Do you really want a guy going toe-to-toe with Ahmadi-nejad who can’t even stand up to Jerry Falwell?