Friday, January 14, 2011

TPaw's unsurprising turn-around

"Above all, attack, attack, attack. Never defend." ~Hannah Giles
Breaking my embargo twice in a week to mention her name because I find it very interesting that Pawlenty fiercely defended Palin yesterday.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) kicked off his book tour Thursday with a speech at the National Press Club that included a staunch defense of a potential rival for the GOP nomination — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Pawlenty slammed Palin critics, who he said made "instant judgments" on the basis of "incomplete facts" in the hours after the Tucson shooting that killed at least six people and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and 13 others.
Why it was only a couple of days ago that the "opinion leaders" of the far right were asking is Pawlenty manly enough to be our man? Insty collected the complaints pushing back on Pawlenty's mild suggestion that in retrospect, maybe Palin pushing her gunsights map wasn't such a great idea. Insty heartily pats this guy on the back:
But he should have anticipated that topic number one would be Tucson, and that if he wants to be held in high regard by the party’s base, he should take advantage of the opportunity to be a hero by standing up to the pathetically weak left-wing narrative.
And The Perfessor taps the martini swilling drunk blogger for their battle cry.
We fight the Left on this and we fight it hard.
The armchair warriors of the 101st Keyboardists are fightin' men dammit. No retreat. No surrender. And it appears Pawlenty heard them loud and clear. Not only did he go on the attack, he threw in DADT repeal as an added penance for his momentary lapse of sanity.

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Anonymous Ruth said...

Knowing their Base defines right wing politics. If you want their votes and their contributions, you have to represent them - and just by watching what influences they're bowing to, you can see the sort that the Pawlenty's are siding with. If it's pro-guns and murders, that tells you what they believe in and kowtow to. You want scary, read the bumperstickers. (I have a post up about them.)

11:50:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I haven't been around to the blogs this week Ruth. Will read the post right now.

12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Great post but I think you went a little too easy on them.

12:32:00 PM  

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