MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - In a dance with national political implications being watched closely back home, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty made several very visible appearances in Florida with potential Republican presidential candidate John McCain during a Republican Governors Association meeting last week.
Pawlenty, whose narrow re-election last month was regarded as a rare bright spot for Republicans nationally, appeared on stage with McCain at a public reception that the Arizona senator sponsored away from the official proceedings. Pawlenty, who hosted McCain at several campaign appearances during his re-election bid, also reportedly rode with him to the event.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Pawlenty is a good veep pick in a swing state, while McCain is one of the worst presidential candidates we have.