When former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty was campaigning to be the Republican presidential nominee, he told reporters that his “truth message to Wall Street is going to be, ‘Get your snout out of the trough.’” Which, maybe that’s still his truth message? But instead of delivering it as co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s campaign, Governor Pawlenty will be speaking it as head of the Financial Services Roundtable, a banking industry lobby.
Somewhere, an algorithm read the coverage of yesterday’s Senate Banking Committee hearing on high-frequency trading, and figured it will take years for the government to hammer out reforms to fix market structure issues.
GQ‘s “25 Least Influential People Alive” list, written by Deadspin’s Drew Magary, is at the top of our “Most Controversial Lists of the Day” list.
Tim Pawlenty was number one the list, deemed an “aggressively forgettable” “six-foot-tall paperweight” whose campaign money “might as well have been burned in front of a group of orphans.” Read More
The riots in London seem finally to have subsided, but strange things are afoot stateside this week, so much so that we’re starting to wonder if Mercury, which went retrograde Aug. 3, is currently doing to the entire planet what it once did so publicly to Jeremy Piven. (Also, when does the statute of limitations Read More
Over the last two days reporters have received not one but two missives from the low-tax advocacy group the Club for Growth knocking Donald Trump for being an eminent domain loving liberal.
The emails have been notable for their tone. In one, Club for Growth president Chris Chocola calls Trump a “socialist” and says Read More
A few days after he hired a campaign manager and then announced the non-news that he would run in the Republican primary, Tim Pawlenty has hired veteran pollster Jon Lerner.
Lerner is based in Washington–and like Pawlenty, hails from Minnesota–but he has some interesting New York connections.
He worked on Doug Hoffman’s Tea Party campaign Read More
From the Paper
On Friday evening, after a cup of broccoli soup, a plate of chicken and a few sips of red wine, Rudy Giuliani took to the stage in the ballroom of the Executive Court banquet hall and prepared to let loose.
With Mitt Romney leading the primary polls by a mile in New Hampshire, and Barack Read More
ALBANY—More than 200 people showed up at the New York Athletic Club Thursday night–overlooking Central Park–for a reception hosted by the state Conservative Party. George Pataki was one of them. He wasn’t scheduled to speak at the event, which was held to honor former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.
But the ex-governor–a moderate, particularly by national Read More
The evening of Oct. 15 marked not only the final debate of the long presidential campaign, but also the last installment of the now time-honored tradition of the post-debate spin room.
Last night, as reporters bounced dutifully between the little clusters around the yellow square signs identifying backers of McCain and the blue rectangular banners Read More
What kind of day has Tim Pawlenty had? The kind where your value on the Intrade Republican vice-presidential future markets shoots up by more than 50 points — while your chief opponent’s stock plummets by 31. The Minnesota governor is now trading roughly where Joe Biden was just before word of his selection by Read More
For most of the summer, Biden contracts were trading at around 10 on the Intrade political market, while Evan Bayh contracts traded much higher – peaking at 40 about 10 days ago. But look at what’s happened in just the last day, as the media has begun Read More