Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pawlenty: Delay in Senate race necessary

The Governor of Minnesota isn't about to sign anyone's certificate:

"It's disappointing that it's going to take longer but I think the more important thing to focus on is, the court process will allow ... everybody to say every stone was turned over, and in the end then have more confidence in the result."

At least this gives Pawlenty a cause celebre on the national stage. Here at GOP 12, we'll be looking more closely at how he resolves that ugly deficit. Pawlenty's second term expires in 2010, and folks don't think he's likely to run (or even win) a third term. So this may be the defining challenge of his second term.