May 21, 2009

Gov. Tim Pawlenty joined Neil Cavuto and talked up his next move in the Franken/Loserman election as the Minnesota State Supreme Court is getting ready to rule next month. Cavuto is all hot and bothered because bloggers and the unions are pushing Pawlenty to certify Franken. Pawlenty responded that Neil should name his show "Between a rock and a hard place." I have no idea what that means, but if I were to offer a guess, I'd say that he knows the court will rule in favor of Franken, but his Republican buddies want him to stall it for all of eternity. Unfortunately for Pawlenty, the Minnesota voters want this thing settled.

Pawlenty: Once the Minnesota Supreme Court rules I will follow their direction in the law in that regard and there's lots of different scenarios of where it could go from there. For example, our Minnesota Supreme Court could rule that the case has to be remanded down to a lower court for ballot opening and further recounting, they still have a variety of theories. If they do that, again The state election certificate cannot be issued until the state court process is complete. That's what our law says and I will follow the law in that regard.

Cavuto: There are also these reports from a number of powerful Republicans in your state that are telling Norm Coleman, you put up a good fight, but give it a rest, step down.

Pawlenty: Well, I'm not privy to those discussions or what Norm Coleman is going to do after the Supreme Court decision so that ball is in his court or maybe in Al Franken's court, if Al Franken loses. The same questions or pressures are going to be placed on him...

Cavuto: I think what they are saying is do it now, don't wait for this decision, just do it now.

Pawlenty is trying to tell us he hasn't heard from Republicans in his state about this election? Jesus... And Loserman, do it now. Yeah baby, do it now. Concede and move on.

To me it appears that Pawlenty will not allow his decision to be made by the Supreme Court led by John Roberts, and we should keep pushing him on that...

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