Tim Pawlenty endorsed by prominent WSJ columnist who impregnated ex-girlfriend's daughter and encouraged her to get an abortion
John Fund gives the thumbs up to Tim Pawlenty as a veep choice in the Wall Street Journal:
Tim Pawlenty is not every conservative's dream of a leader. But in a time when the party's market share is perilously low, he has a proven record of success in a tough state, and has many more political hits than strikeouts in his record.
"He's thought a lot about the country's political future and how to adapt conservatism to changing demographics and pressures," says Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachman, who sometimes tangled with Gov. Pawlenty when she was in the state legislature. She notes his ability to move with equal ease between business audiences and evangelicals like herself.
I might add that those national media figures who lie in wait hoping to sandbag new Republicans on the national stage will have a hard time with the smooth and fluent Mr. Pawlenty. "Sam Club's Republicanism" may be partly a marketing tool. But it will probably play better with voters leery of the GOP than "compassionate conservatism" ever did.
Who is John Fund? A huge hypocrite with a really disgusting sex scandal in his past:
John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal, a prominent anti-abortion columnist and GOP fund raiser. He lost his position after it was revealed that he impregnated the daughter of an old girlfriend and then encouraged her to abort his child.
You can read the whole sordid story here.
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