Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman
T-Paw continues to have trouble finding his comedic niche.
Tim Pawlenty has been receiving some blowback today for cracking wise on Twitter about throwing punches at a homeless woman who was recently arrested for vandalizing several D.C. landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial.
Does T-Paw deserve to feel some heat, or is this a case of political correctness run amok? You be the judge.
Here's T-Paw's controversial tweet:
Ran up the Lincoln Memorial steps w/ my morning jog, threw some Rocky jabs at the top. Green paint lady's lucky I wasn't there when she was.
-- Tim Pawlenty (@TimPawlenty) August 12, 2013
And here's some of the blowback:
That awkward thing where you try to say something patriotic but it comes out as a desire to punch a woman. https://t.co/uyzJOvDwe3
-- Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) August 12, 2013
@TimPawlenty the GOP just keeps killing it with female voters.
-- Catlin Michael (@CatlinMichael) August 12, 2013
I'm pretty sure @TimPawlenty would have gotten his ass kicked, but regardless...way to make a joke about a man hitting a woman...asshole!
-- Erik Veenhuis (@erikveenhuis) August 12, 2013
Of course, not everyone was offended:
-- Loretta Nissen (@CAconservative1) August 12, 2013
Other responded to T-Paw's joke with jokes of their own (for context about the tweet below, read this):
Just think what T-Paw'd do to the butter cow vandal
-- Chris Steller (@chris_steller) August 12, 2013
In any event, between this and his job working as a lobbyist for some of America's biggest banks, Pawlenty can't be too concerned about his approval rating with poor voters these days.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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