Tim Pawlenty makes pub crawl joke even though his staffers have DWI arrests

Tim Pawlenty is so desperate to be interesting he's turning his campaign into a deleted scene from Beer League.

Today, T-Paw flailed at Obama on Twitter, making an unfunny joke about Barack being on a European pub crawl.

The irony is that Pawlenty's campaign staff is all-too-familiar with pubs--and driving home afterwards. A Washington correspondent for Slate and MSNBC took notice of T-Paw's dopey joke and tweeted a link to our expose of Nick Ayers' DWI arrest.

Which means T-Paw's tweet only served to revive a scandal in his own ranks that lay dormant.

Who's laughing now?

Here's Timmy's unwise tweet:

@BarackObama sorry to interrupt the European pub crawl, but what was your Medicare plan?less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

Which brought this sharp retort from Washington D.C. political reporter Dave Weigel:

Legitimately surprised to see TPaw campaign joke about a pub crawl. Why? http://bit.ly/kUB38Eless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

The link takes you to

the dash cam footage of Pawlenty campaign chief Nick Ayers failing his DWI test.

And since T-Paw brought it up and we have the footage handy ...

Did Nick Ayers write that brilliant bon mot that T-Paw tweeted? And was he sober when he came up with it?

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