Tim Pawlenty trades in politics to lobby for financial industry

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER and KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: September 21, 2012 - 6:44 AM
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BallFourSep. 20, 12 8:07 PM

Pawlenty's exit from the public stage should be applauded, McClung said. "It's what the founders had in mind when our system was created." BALLFOUR: Yeaaaaah. Suuuuuuuuure.

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johnniecakeSep. 20, 12 8:20 PM

Lucky he found a job, We in Minnesota are fortunate that he is leaving the State. He was not wanted any longer in Minnesota. He was not a good Gov.

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betty99Sep. 20, 12 8:23 PM

So you wake up in the morning and go to work for Romney. Grab some lunch and return to work lobbying for wall street bankers. Has anyone told Pawlenty he's switched jobs yet?

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thecynic5712Sep. 20, 12 8:27 PM

"get your snout out of the trough" he says, and now he is going to work for some of the biggest snouts in the country! Pretty ironic, isn't it?

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chiemseeSep. 20, 12 8:45 PM

The corrupt, revolving door of government officials and lobbyists.

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ninetyninerSep. 20, 12 9:03 PM

Way to go Timmy, put that law degree to use and unravel all the banking regulations so that we have another too big to fail global banking meltdown. Oh yeah and make so much money doing it that you'll have a seaside villa next to Mitt in the Caymans. Gotta love it.

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sjhuotSep. 20, 12 9:17 PM

Good for Tim! I'm sure he will do a lot of good for the common man in his new job!

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grmartin23Sep. 20, 12 9:32 PM

I for one am shocked that a career politician who has reached the end of what he can do in politics is going to get rich selling his connections.

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kenw1952wSep. 20, 12 9:32 PM

While running for president last year, Pawlenty said his "truth message to Wall Street is going to be, 'Get your snout out of the trough.'" On Thursday, Pawlenty said " I was just foolin' ya'll when I said that".

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concernedmomSep. 20, 12 9:34 PM

Does anyone really believe that this group wouldn't have waited for Pawlenty to start his new job until after the election? Of course they would have...but Pawlenty can read the polls just like the rest of us. I wonder how many more will jump Romney's sinking ship.

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