Pawlenty manages to keep coming up with the most outrageous proposals of this year's Republican presidential field, and now he's tacking way to the right on government protection of the public's health and safety.
It's hard for me to imagine that a majority of American voters would agree that what we really need in the White House is a politician who is so eager to get elected that he'll promise the far-right just about anything.
The Democrats' message has been muddled, in large part, by Democratic refusal to send unequivocal messages about what's broken. Enter Tim Pawlenty. His message is simple, straightforward, direct... and deceptive.