This has to be good news for John McCain.
Tim Pawlenty quit as co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on
Thursday to become one of Wall Street's top lobbyists in Washington. "Well, actually he quit three weeks ago," said a Romney aide. "We just noticed it today. Not the most dynamic guy in the organization if you get my drift."
Yeah, but he's pretty good at quitting.
"It is an honor to call Mitt and Ann my friends," Pawlenty said in a written statement released by the Romney campaign. "Calling Mitt my boss? Not so much. Dude's a walking talking car crash, know what I mean? It's like working for Donald Trump, but with a better haircut."
"Tim Pawlenty is a dear friend," Romney said in the same statement. "But he's part of the 47% now, so kiss off T Paw. You're getting bupkus in a Romney administration."
"You've got about as much a chance heading a Romney Administration as I have winning the nude version of America's Got Talent," Pawlenty replied.
"While I regret he cannot continue as co-chair in this (vulgar unprintable phrase) people are referring to as 'my campaign,' his new
position is in an office with glass walls so people will at least know he's in the building," Romney said.
Romney passed over Pawlenty in his search for a vice presidential
candidate, eventually settling on Congressman Paul Ryan. Pawlenty had
been discussed as a possible running mate for Sen. John McCain in 2008,
but the veteran lawmaker picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin instead.
"Thanks for bringing that up," Pawlenty said.