Oh yippie. Governor and presidential wannabe Tim “hard times in the land of” Pawlenty wants to exempt Minnesota from reality. Isn’t that just precious, and not surprising since he unallotted thousands of the poorest of the poor from …the state’s health care coverage last summer.
Timmy – how about you stop trying to appeal to the “sensibilities” of South Carolina Republican’ts and start focusing on governing your own state for a while?
“Depending on what the federal government comes out with here, asserting the 10th Amendment may be a viable option,” Pawlenty said, when asked about it by a caller on a Republican Governors Association conference call. “But we don’t know the details. As one of the other callers said, we can’t get the President to outline what he does or doesn’t support in any detail. So we’ll have to see, I would have to say that it’s a possibility.”
Pawlenty made it clear that he and other Republican governors will be more assertive about the 10th Amendment: “I think we can see hopefully see a resurgence in claims and maybe even bring up lawsuits if need be.”
The same view — properly called nullification, a doctrine dating back to the pre-Civil War days in the South — had previously been expressed by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).