Keith Ellison accuses Tim Pawlenty of drinking "the Kool-Aid"

Who is Tim Pawlenty? Recent polls suggest that few Republicans know or care when it comes to the 2012 presidential race. And a lot of Minnesotans are scratching their heads as he moves further and further to the right to court tea partiers.

Now comes Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus, to slam the former governor as a tool of billionaire GOP donors who has left his blue-collar St. Paul roots far in the rear-view mirror.

He has drank the Kool-Aid. And he's going to get up there on the course of this presidential campaign and tell you all about how his father was a truck driver in South St. Paul. Well you know what, that was a long time ago. And he has no connection to that anymore. And I would only imagine what he would do to the truck drivers of South St. Paul today.

T-Paw's a plugger, though. He'll be in Iowa today with Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and other assorted Republicans at an Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition in Waukee.

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