Tim Pawlenty

More Subsidies Hypocrisy from Tim Pawlenty?

At least so claims the Iowa Republican, a website that says it represents “News for Republicans, by Republicans.”  If you believe the Republican, Pawlenty is doing no more than parroting the talking points of the ethanol industry: Pawlenty’s announcement speech in Des Moines yesterday was more passionate than some of his other recent speeches.  The …


Credit Where It’s Due: Tim Pawlenty Says We Need to “Phase Out” Energy Subsidies

(UPDATED: See below). I’ve had a good bit of fun jumping on the Republican Party for its hypocrisy on energy subsidies.  So when a Republican does the right thing, it’s important to acknowledge it: Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty made a potentially risky move during his campaign launch speech in Iowa: he called for a phaseout of ethanol …


Newt is Yet Another Mind-Changing Republican Candidate Climate Denier

This climate change ad, posted today in a  Salon piece on Newt Gingrich and his “enviornmentalism problem,” is a must watch: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6n_-wB154] Yes,  newly declared Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared with Nancy Pelosi in a 2008 youtube video  to argue that we must do something about climate change.  But more recently he’s backed away from …