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Tim Pawlenty Commits The Most Boring Campaign Mailing. Ever.
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June 23, 2011, 09:04 PM
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The other day in my (actual) mailbox was a campaign mailing from Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor. I get tons of stuff like this, probably because I actually have written checks to candidates (Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul, for instance), so I must be marked "green" on that massive, secret list of suckers they keep somewhere. I don`t usually send money, but I like to open the envelopes and read those emphatic papers with all the underlining and bold.

Don`t Let Me Down, Anonymous Attorney!

I was surprised that Pawlenty didn`t mention immigration — or any other social issue — anywhere. It was all about financials, budgets and numbers. Pawlenty didn`t even toss in that anemic line about the need to "secure our borders", which even Democrats can sometimes muster. No hard shots at Obama. Just a lot of small lettering and a slightly dopey-looking Pawlenty and his wife, staring up into the sky. Needless to say, I was not inspired to write a check to the Pawlenty campaign.

It`s unfortunate that the press only allows Republicans to be either boring (Jon Huntsman) or crazy (Michele Bachmann), but Pawlenty doesn`t help matters with a mailing like this.

My personal pick to enter the GOP field: Kris Kobach.