Ben Foster resigns from Pawlenty campaign after drunken debauchery

A parting of the ways for Ben Foster and Tim Pawlenty.
A parting of the ways for Ben Foster and Tim Pawlenty.

Benjamin Limbaugh Foster, we hardly knew ye.

It was just two weeks ago that the Pawlenty staffer got himself arrested attempting to break into a home in Iowa after apparently getting lost while drunkenly driving himself home.

The Pawlenty campaign sent a strong message that it disapproves of home invasion and drunk driving, suspending Foster for a full two weeks.

That penalty was due to expire tomorrow, leaving Foster free to drive the Iowa streets and puke on strangers' decks for the greater glory of Pawlenty's presidential campaign.

But he won't be, because as the Associated Press reports this afternoon, Ben Foster has resigned from the Pawlenty campaign.

Pawlenty spokesman Alex Conant did not respond to phone and email messages today.

The resignation won't turn the campaign into a bunch of teetotallers. Shortly after Foster's arrest, Pawlenty brought on Nick Ayers to manage his campaign. Ayers had his own run-in with the law in 2006 when the Georgia State Patrol pulled him over and charged him with drunk driving.

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