I’ll point out that this is just a rumor. Last week many people were sure that Obama’s VP was going to be Evan Bayh based on bumper sticker printing rumors. Let’s hope this one doesn’t pan out. – Anthony
UPDATE: Speculation has now shifted to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Her approval rating, according to the Anchorage Daily News, tops 80 percent. Among other things, she supports drilling in Alaska, with limits, she’s pro-life and she’s a fiscal conservative. If she’s the pick, that surely figured into the McCain strategy of hoping to woo upset Hillary Clinton supporters. She’d be a magnet for them.
From Capital Research: Tim Pawlenty, Global Warming Alarmist
August 28th, 2008 by Matthew Vadum
Rumors are circulating that GOP presumptive presidential candidate Senator John McCain plans to select Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as his vice presidential running mate.Pawlenty certainly talks a good shtick when it comes to free markets, low taxes, and limited government, but his views on climate change and energy policy are downright frightening.
“We should not spend time on voices that say [climate change] is not real,” Pawlenty said even as new evidence surfaces almost daily that undermines the alarmist consensus.
“We should have listened to President Carter” about energy policy, Pawlenty said.
President Jimmy Carter, readers may recall, gave his infamous “malaise” speech (also known as the “Crisis of Confidence” speech) live on television on July 15, 1979.
In it Carter blamed Americans for the problems in American society at that time. He told Americans they were too materialistic and greedy and that they needed to make do with less. He told Americans that turning down their thermostats and wearing sweaters indoors would help solve the nation’s problems.
That was Jimmy Carter’s energy policy.
And Pawlenty says we should have listened to President Carter?