Pawlenty makes Drudge with attack on Obama

Tim Pawlenty took another big step toward a presidential run today when he was prominently featured on influential conservative website Drudge Report for a bon mot he made on climate change.

Drudge summed up Pawlenty's dig this way:

Pawlenty: ' Obama progress on climate change, he's changing political climate back to Republican!'

The headline links to a speech Pawlenty made in Chicago to an audience of GOP state legislators. Pawlenty argued that Obama's policies were triggering a backlash that would lead to a Republican resurgence.

The full quote: "It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican."

Ironically--considering that Drudge is famously closeted--the story also quotes Pawlenty recycling his new favorite line: "The only thing growing faster than the federal deficit and debt is Chris Matthews' man crush on Obama."

He'll be here all week, folks. Tip your waitress.

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