Swine of the Week: T-Paw

With a fist full of mud and an arm cocked and ready to fire, Tim Pawlenty let er rip into Swine of the Week infamy!

On his not-so-veiled presidential campaign trip to Iowa last weekend, the Minnesota Governor was nothing but a lowly mud-slinging politician.

T-Paw, who didn’t have time for a special Legislative session to address health care in his own state, instead took pot shots at President Obama.

“My goodness, unless you’re a Guantanamo detainee they can’t even get us in a reasonable time a vaccine for the H1N1 virus,” Pawlenty said. “How are they going to manage our health care?”

The utmost problem with T-Paw’s jab: It was incorrect. When he said it, detainees at Guantanamo Bay did not receive flu shots nor were they in line to, said Obama press secreatary Robert Gibbs in the week before T-Paw’s rant.

That somewhat changed Tuesday with the Petagon announcement of 300 vaccines destined for Cuba. However, they will not even cover the base’s soldiers and health care workers, much less its detainees, who are last in line.

Whatever. The point is that when Pawlenty ignores the facts, he looks like a further farce.



2 responses to “Swine of the Week: T-Paw

  1. HipDisplacmentCausesRightwardLean

    Question: Do you think politicians are self-serving to some extent, or do you hold onto the sliver of hope that politicians are altruistic in nature?

    Mudslinging is ubiquitous no matter where a politician falls on the Left vs. Right continuum. I’ve stopped caring at this point…To my dismay, I don’t think this type of political mud wrestling will ever cease.

  2. T-paw is a joke. I hope he runs and gets the nomination. A Republican governor from a dem state, it sounds so good to the GOP ears, and then one remembers Mitt Romney. Let him run and lose. Unfortunately there will be no real alternative anyway. The Dems are joke. They are the left branch of the Republican party. Or are the Republicans the right branch of the Democratic party? Doesn’t matter, its only one party, the CORPORATE Party.

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