Pawlenty can't wait to kick Wisconsin ass with Favre in Viking purple


We've got serious issues here in Minnesota. That $4.6 billion budget deficit is a pretty big problem we should probably be focusing on fixing right about now.

But Gov. Tim Pawlenty has his sights set on something else: Brett Favre in a Minnesota Viking jersey shocking Wisconsinites into comas.

Favre, one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history has since become one of the most annoying and indecisive people imaginable. After "retiring" in 2008, he came back the same year with the New York Jets. In February of this year he once again said he was retiring for good. Just kidding!

Rumor has it he is meeting with Vikings coach Brad Childress about potentially coming back to play in purple. Pawlenty thinks it would be a dream come true.

We kindly request that Favre goes away. Rubbing his Minnesota comeback in the face of Wisconsin isn't even enough to get us excited.

More from the Associated Press:

(Pawlenty) said it would be "a wonderful little salt to rub in the eyes of some of our Green Bay Packer friends."

Pawlenty laid out the scene: "Can you imagine Brett Favre going into Lambeau Field in Viking purple and maybe even wearing No. 4? There would be audible gasps. There would be 60,000 audible gasps as he came out of the tunnel."

Maybe Pawlenty should go into sports commentary and leave the whole governor thing to someone else. His ability to get Wisconsinites riled up is quite impressive.