Pawlenty tells execs of political dysfunction

  • Article by: Jim Spencer , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 6, 2013 - 8:59 PM

The ex-Minnesota governor, who now heads a financial industry group, says the inability to compromise has led to governing by crisis.

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westofmplsFeb. 6, 13 6:29 PM

Mr. No Compromise, Mr. borrow and shift to make the numbers work, Mr. leave the structural problems for someone else, Mr. kick the can down the road is now going to tell us the system is dysfunctional? Beautiful Tim, just beautiful.

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dahdahFeb. 6, 13 7:01 PM

The worst governor of our state in the last 60 years. It will take us at least two decades to get out of the hole he put us in----all to further his ambition to become President. My guess is that he will be discharged by this business lobby before 2016.

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averagejoe55Feb. 6, 13 7:02 PM

TPaw's comments are like an arsonist justifying his crime by asserting it wasn't his actions that started the fire, but the lit match in his hand.

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ivaro3Feb. 6, 13 7:17 PM

This is a man who started off somewhat compromising until it became all about running for president, and then it was no compromise and a shift into rigid ideology to win votes. A good friend of mine who is conservative even said he senses Dayton wants the best for the state of Minnesota, unlike Pawlenty, who was in it to run for President.

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don50Feb. 6, 13 7:26 PM

You may not like Tim or his resume, but he is correct. Congress is being run by the far left and right. Those in the middle are pushed out. Obama is only interested in programs that will increase his base, and that costs money. Not enough rich and middle class taxpayers to pay for it all. The voters are not willing to elect politicians who will lead and compromise. Watch MSNBC and FOX and you can quickly tell that there is not much hope for a working government with all the extremists on each side yelling and screaming at each other.

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sunshine59Feb. 6, 13 7:50 PM

Reading the five comments here is discouraging. It highlights the problem. Cynics to the back please!

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liora51Feb. 6, 13 7:57 PM

And Tim is one of the extremists.

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eibud22423Feb. 6, 13 8:03 PM

I don't know how much Pawlenty received for his unoriginal remarks but that same drivel could be picked on the internet.

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wickeywackeyFeb. 6, 13 8:06 PM

"Watch MSNBC and FOX and you can quickly tell that there is not much hope for a working government with all the extremists on each side yelling and screaming at each other" -------- Not like that delicious center where the Pentagon, Wall Street, agribusiness, and insurance companies hang out. Ah, the "center".

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jimmywestoneFeb. 6, 13 8:29 PM

And the pot called the kettle black

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