Pawlenty on 7 corporate boards, raising new VP questions

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 10, 2012 - 11:50 AM

String of positions would mean more vetting before VP candidacy.

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roymercerAug. 9, 12 9:20 PM

"Raising new questions..." Lemme guess on the premise here: Status outside of government is a bad thing (only in the minds of the under-achieved).

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BallFourAug. 9, 12 9:21 PM

This is one reason why corporate execs make so much money. It's guys like Pawlenty who vote the raises for other rich people.

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wplettfanAug. 9, 12 9:25 PM

Sounds like he'd make a great Vice President - not of the United States, but as the Vice President of the 1%.

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Flash_GordonAug. 9, 12 9:29 PM

Wow! T Paw! Can I get 7 gigs like that, too?

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kivirl4Aug. 9, 12 9:30 PM

I am about as right wing as they come, and I pray that Pawlenty will not be picked as VP candidate. First of all, he is far too liberal for my tastes. The fact that he caved on the Twins stadium shows , A, he has no backbone, and spine, and B, he is not a conservative, as he is OK with taxing people without their consent. Furthermore, he is not a good leader, he is a good philospher, but not a good leader for the right.

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sidhartmannAug. 9, 12 9:47 PM

Not a big deal and hardly news. Nothing illegal or improper.

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jimmyjames76Aug. 9, 12 9:55 PM

I wonder if his corporate strategy will be the same as when he was governor...run it into the ground, and then walk away when you can't ignore the problems anymore.

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Guppy35Aug. 9, 1210:01 PM

Bet he earned every penny with hard work too! It's enough to make ya weep some times

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jsimple3Aug. 9, 1210:11 PM

Yeah, we don't want to elect people that have actually (gasp) been involved in the business world or (double gasp!) been successful at it. Far better to get a community organizer who surrounds himself with academics. And it's working great so far.

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wickeywackeyAug. 9, 1210:18 PM

Who can forget his financial pals in St. Paul - Carol Molnau and Rusty Bridges.

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