The other day in my (actual) mailbox was a campaign mailing from Tim Pawlenty,
the former Minnesota governor. I get tons of stuff like this, probably because I actually have written checks to candidates (Tom Tancredo
and Ron Paul
, for instance), so I must be marked "green"
on that massive, secret list of suckers they keep somewhere. I don`t usually send money, but I like to open the envelopes and read those emphatic papers with all the underlining and bold.
Don`t Let Me Down, Anonymous Attorney!
I was surprised that Pawlenty didn`t mention immigration — or any other social issue — anywhere. It was all about financials, budgets and numbers. Pawlenty didn`t even toss in that anemic line about the need to "secure our borders",
which even Democrats can sometimes muster. No hard shots at Obama. Just a lot of small lettering and a slightly dopey-looking Pawlenty and his wife, staring up into the sky. Needless to say, I was not
inspired to write a check to the Pawlenty campaign.
It`s unfortunate that the press only allows Republicans to be either boring (Jon Huntsman) or crazy (Michele Bachmann), but Pawlenty doesn`t help matters with a mailing like this.
My personal pick to enter the GOP field: Kris Kobach.