It’s the quote that Tim Pawlenty just can’t make disappear.
When Michele Bachmann’s press secretary, Alice Stewart, issued a statement attacking Pawlenty’s record yesterday, she said, “Governor Pawlenty said in 2006, ‘The era of small government is over.’” In a May interview, Rush Limbaugh told Pawlenty, “In 2006, if I have it right, you said, ‘The era of small government’s over.’” In 2008, with D.C. buzzing that Pawlenty could be tapped to be the GOP nominee’s running mate, a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Minnesota talk-show host Jason Lewis began with the quote.
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