Pawlenty keeps pitching right, headlines anti-abortion gala


Tim Pawlenty recently told Newsweek that it might be hard to be a presidential candidate in 2012, since nobody knows who he is. That's why, of course, he keeps showing up at big conservative and Republican shindigs around the country. One of them, the annual fund raising gala put on by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, has just named him their headliner for this year's event.

In February he'll speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. The Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans follows in March.

Last year spoke at the GOPAC conference, the Western CPAC conference and at the annual summer meeting of the Republican National Committee.

Susan B. Anthony List formed "Team Sarah" to support former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin last year. Former senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., spoke at the group's D.C. bash last year. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., addressed the group the year before.

That's a lot of "formers."

Tickets are $275. Get your reservations now.