Pawlenty uses Trump line, mentions birth certificate controversy

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is one of the speakers at todays’ Save Our American Republic (SOAR)/ Tea Party Rally at the Iowa statehouse.  Pawlenty made it clear he’s not in the camp of folks who believe President Obama was not born in Hawaii.

“Now, I’m now not one to question the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate,” Pawlenty said. “But when you look at his policies, I do question what planet he’s from.”  The crowd cheered.

Pawlenty directly mentioned Donald Trump in his remarks.

“Now, I know Donald Trump is getting a lot of attention and he’s a bright and successful and accomplished person,” Pawlenty said. “But you know there’s a least the one thing that I think we should embrace from his other TV show, ‘The Apprentice’ and we should tell President Obama in 2012, ‘You know what? You’re fired.'” The crowd cheered; a few even repeated the “You’re fired!” line.

Pawlenty’s remarks at rally (13 min)
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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Ruth Robelia says

    He is manufactured.. He will blow in the wind…..the perfect Tea Party man. we call him Mr. Teflon here in Minnesota.. He Is not an independent thinker. He will pass the buck when required to make a hard choice. Check out what happened in Minnesota the eight years he was gov…………sad!

  2. You want a good laugh – look for the video when Pawlenty (and his spine of jello) is asked if he agrees with the Ryan budget and the dismantling of medicare. He practically kills himself looking for someone – ANYONE – with a less serious question. Man, Pawlenty makes Romney look like a real man of principle and conviction.


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