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May 23, 2011

Another Sarah Palin Fight Thread

Technically, it's a Pawlenty thread but really, what's the difference?

Ahead of his official announcement today, Pawlenty released a video promising to be honest with Americans. Today he follows up with some specifics on who will be hearing some harsh truths.

It's long past time for America's president — and anyone who wants to be president — to be straight with the American people.

So here it is: Government money isn't "free." Either you and I pay for it in taxes, or our children pay for it in debt. The reforms we need are not in the billions, but in the trillions of dollars. And the cuts we must make cannot just be in other people's favorite programs.

That's why later this week I'm going to New York City to tell Wall Street that if I'm elected, the era of bailouts and handouts for big banks is over. I'm going to Florida to tell both young people and seniors that our entitlement programs are on an unsustainable path and have to be changed. And, today, I'm in Iowa to speak truthfully about farm subsidies.

Farm subsidies in Iowa? Ok, I'm interested. Yesterday I noted that it was unlikely that Pawlenty's tough truth talk wasn't likely to include Ethanol Subsidies or mandates. Now? Let's see.

If he follows through and starts laying out some harsh realities to groups not accustomed to this...Fresh Look at Pawlenty?

And yes, I know the guy that spams every thread with a dubiously sourced quote will show up and so will the folks who say, "He's an AGW believer!". The AGW stuff is a fair point but on the upside, it's not like even if he still supported it there's a chance in hell of it coming out of Congress.

Any candidate we put up is going to be flawed because every candidate is flawed. Some have long records with a few blemishes here and there, while others don't have much of a record and occasionally struggle with some basic facts. Either way it's still very early to be ruling people in or out. Let's keep our eyes on the prize...giving Barack Obama the chance to become a terrible ex-President as soon as possible.

Via Ben Domenech, who you might want to consider following on Twitter.

BTW- I'm not on Team Pawlenty, he's just the guy making news over the last day or two.


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