Friday, September 11, 2009

The Palinization of Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty is apparently willing to go to court to prevent uninsured Minnesotans access to federal programs designed to provide health care coverage:
Asked by a caller about the option of asserting the Tenth Amendment as a tactic to reject a successful health care overhaul by President Barack Obama during a tele-town hall organized by the Republican Governors Association, Pawlenty said, “that’s a possibility.”

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“Asserting the tenth amendment may be a viable option,” Pawlenty said, adding that there may be “more of those claims and maybe even lawsuits if need be.”

First, he spends a day traipsing around Virginia with a candidate who finds working women detrimental to society, now he's signing on with secession-minded Rick Perry of Texas and the rest of the Tenth-Amendment-says-what-I-want pack. What's next? Declaring the Income Tax unconstitutional? Demanding withdrawal from the United Nations? Mandatory NARLO memberships?

At the speed with which he's veering right into extremist territory, our Governor's on track to out-Bachmann Bachmann in about a week and a half.

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