Pawlenty Slams Dick Morris

May 28th, 2011 at 8:16 pm | 14 Comments |

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The National Review reports:

In a visit to National Review’s offices, Tim Pawlenty displayed his famous “Minnesota nice” — except when it came to Fox News pundit Dick Morris; his Republican predecessor as governor, Arne Carlson; and, of course, President Obama.

Pawlenty rejected Morris’s charge that he is soft on sharia and dismissed his journalistic methods; scoffed at Carlson’s criticism of his record; and while avoiding the Newt Gingrich formulation that President Obama is a “secular socialist,” hit the president in every other way.

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  • a thought

    The audacity of T-Paw, questioning Mr. Morris’ journalistic methods. How dare you, Mr. Paw, speak that way of the author of Condi vs. Hillary : The Next Great Presidential Race, the preeminent work of 21st century journalism, selling now on Amazon — I can’t for the life of me figure why — for a “bargain price.”

  • TAZ

    Dont Hate :)

  • Graychin

    Dick Morris? Who pays any attention to Dick Morris?

    But I can understand why TP would need to hit back hard against whispers that he is “soft on Sharia.” Nothing could kill a Republican’s candidacy faster than that. :D

    • abrady

      Months ago, Rachel Maddow ripped him during one of the Sunday morning talking heads show. It was uplifting to hear this relative youngster throw facts at Dick when all he wanted to do was spew garbage. It seems that he is still spewing the same garbage– Don’t let him get away with it.

  • Manchurian.Candidate

    The works I think of to describe Morris cannot be printed here.

    I wish this snake would crawl under a rock and just disappear. What a piece of garbage passing himself for a journalist.

    No wonder people dislike the media.

  • Stewardship

    Yeah, Morris was just in Michigan slamming our GOP governor because he (the gov) isn’t in the back pocket of Detroit’s biggest slum lord and owner of the International Bridge. Some team player.

  • fromks

    Dick Morris is really fun to watch, if you just pretend everything he is doing is a plot to either 1. Kill Batman, or 2. Take over Gotham City. It also helps if you hold up a little monocle and umbrella to your T.V. screen when Fox news is on.

    “Wa-wa-wa-wa! President Obama is a soft of terror! Wa-wa-wa-wa! Only someone soft on terror would let that vigilante Batman run around the streets of Gotham! Wa-wa-wa-wa!”

  • dmnolan

    Dick appears to have issues with food. And neither can he control what comes out of his mouth. Jackass.

  • Bunker555

    http://churchofshinyobjects.blogspot.com/2008/07/dick-morris-is-asshole.html

    On this evening’s “Hannity & Colmes” on Fox, during the lead story on Senator Obama’s trip to Europe and the Middle East this week, former Clinton staffer, born-again right-wing flack, and prostitute toe sucker Dick Morris stated that he wouldn’t mind seeing Israel attack Iran this fall for two reasons: a) eliminating its WMD program (where the fuck have we heard that before?), and; b) to influence the presidential campaign in a way that favors John McCain’s military-based background.
    Part A of Morris’ suggestion is baffling in so much as how he thinks the US (which, considering it an ally of Israel, could be drawn into) could wage a third Mideast war without, say, enacting a draft – but his clear enthusiasm in Part B via putting American armed service personnel at risk as a ploy to sway a presidential election is so evil and underhanded I’m not even sure Karl Rove would try it.

    Oh wait, he did.

    Either way, to paraphrase that sweet old lady in “Blazing Saddles,” IMHO, Dick Morris is now officially the leading asshole in the nation.

  • PracticalGirl

    A slightly different take…

    T-Paw is a declared candidate for the GOP nomination for Presidential candidate…And the best the National Review can do for it’s vast conservative readership is elicit his views on a marginal media character, a former politician who is nowhere in the race and a trumped-up sliver of a wedge issue that nobody cares about except the right wing fringe??

    This. This. THIS. This is what’s wrong with conservatism today. The man is a DECLARED CANDIDATE. National Review-true or not- touts itself as “America’s most widely read and influential magazine and web site for conservative news…” etc etc. What does a true conservative know about Pawlenty’s policies-what he’d actually propose/do as President? No wonder y’all bring such weak-ass candidates to the table. THIS is the soft-ball, serpentine crap that you allow to shape your decisions.

    Buckley must be rolling in his grave.

    • Houndentenor

      To be fair, this is what is wrong with POLITICS today. We have a news media that treats every story as if they were Entertainment Tonight. It’s all about personalities and who’s ahead in the polls today.

  • Nanotek

    I can’t look at Morris without laughing … thinking back to Sept 1996, when he resigned in disgrace as head of Pres. Clinton’s reelection campaign on the eve of the Dem Convention when news of his long-standing relationship with a prostitute broke, including her claim that Morris had a fetish for “toe sucking” …

    that rightie-family-values cheer leading team is a beaut

  • Ruminant

    “Pawlenty, who hasn’t read Obama’s Dreams from My Father (“I prefer to read non-fiction,” he quips)…”

    So Pawlenty doubts the veracity of Obama’s first book? It’s too bad he doesn’t apply that same skepticism to the foundational book(s) of his Evangelical Christianity…

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