VP Pawlenty Meter: Trouble on the homefront
Last week, T-Paw was large and in charge, having been crowned a potential VP by the politically influential site, "The Fix," while McCain managed to weather the New York Times' poorly-sourced mistress allegations to emerge stronger (and more virile!) than ever. Carrying a +3 into this week, the Gov couldn't help but be confident ... but will that be his undoing?
-- Dissed in Wall Street Journal as "too liberal" to be McCain's VP (-3) -- Pawlenty appears on "Fox News Sunday" and "Late Edition" to give McCain props (+1) -- T-Paw denies he's interested in being VP ... while grinning like a schoolboy. (0) -- Vetoes $6.6 billion transportation bill, burnishing image as a fiscal conservative (+2) -- But House and Senate vote to override veto, handing him a stinging defeat (-2) -- Molnau ousted (-2)
Current score: -1
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