Romney campaign co-chair quits to be lobbyist (via AFP)

Mitt Romney’s campaign co-chairman stepped down Thursday to take a job as a bank lobbyist amid signs of turmoil and stress in the Republican candidate’s run for the US presidency. Tim Pawlenty, himself a 2012 White House hopeful before dropping out early when his campaign didn’t catch a spark, was…



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  1. slamfu September 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    “Hey, Mitt man, I now you’re running for president and all that, but this really sweet gig came up and I just gotta jump on it. This totally has nothing to do with um…”recent events”, coincidences just happen is all. I know you have this thing totally locked up without me, and they gave me a jet to use, its so cool, and I’ve got this new expense account so after the election hit me up, I’m buying. You know, if you just need someone to talk to or something. Toodles.

    Sincerely,

    T-Paw”

  2. dduck September 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Yup

  3. ProWife September 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Nice Slam Dunk Slamfu!

  4. The_Ohioan September 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Youngster are so impatient these days! This wouldn’t wait another 30 days? Something goin’ on at the banks? Anything we should know about, Mr. Pawlenty? Mr. Pawlenty? Hello?

  5. ProWife September 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Are you saying that Pawlenty had seniority on the position?
    Please excuse my ignorance. But, who is Pawlenty?

  6. The_Ohioan September 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    PW
    Pawlenty is a former Governor of Wisconsin who competed in the early Republican primaries and, after he dropped out, many thought would be picked as Romney’s VP. Obviously that didn’t happen, but until now he has been campaigning hard for Romney. This is such a sudden move and so close to the election that it leaves his motive(s) up for speculation. Which we LOVE to do here.