Pawlenty Hopes "I'm Sorry" Is Enough... It Isn't

By: Wes Messamore

Michael D. Shear writes at The New York Times:

The moderator announced that everyone should turn their attention to a old radio ad for an environmental group in which Mr. Pawlenty heartily endorses a cap-and-trade policy — practically apostasy in his party.

“Do we have to?” Mr. Pawlenty quipped awkwardly. His voice soon echoed through the auditorium saying “cap greenhouse gas pollution now!”

But in a response that was clearly carefully prepared, Mr. Pawlenty looked right at the camera after the radio ad played, apologized to the American people, and said he had made a “mistake.”

Hat tip: Memeorandum

But there's only one right answer for Tim Pawlenty. It's too late to apologize...

Wes Messamore blogs at his own libertarian website


  1. Litmus tests, scarlet letters...
    say, how come Newt has survived?

  2. Spot on! Pawlenty is an establishment republican.


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