"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Quote of the Day by Tim Pawlenty, Republican Candidate for President

The following is a quote from Gov Pawlenty as he announces in Iowa his formal entry into the GOP Primary for President:

"I'm Tim Pawlenty, and I'm running for president of the United States," he told a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. "If we want a new and better direction, we need a new and better president."
More from Gov Pawlenty on his formal announcement from Iowa:
In an outdoor speech, with the State Capitol in the backdrop, Mr. Pawlenty presented a new policy message here Monday, including challenging the state’s sacred ethanol subsidies. He said the nation’s debt burden meant that all areas – including Iowa’s farmers who have grown accustomed to subsidies – must be reconsidered.

“The truth about federal energy subsidies, including federal subsidies for ethanol, is that they have to be phased out,” Mr. Pawlenty said. “We need to do it gradually. We need to do it fairly. But we need to do it.”

While Mr. Pawlenty kept his focus squarely on Mr. Obama, the themes of his introductory speech also offered a glimpse into how he intends to distinguish himself from the field of Republican candidates. He made repeated references to honesty, truth and his ability to acknowledge when he makes a mistake.

“President Obama’s policies have failed, but more than that, he won’t even tell us the truth about what it’s really going to take to get out of the mess we’re in,” Mr. Pawlenty said. He added, “I’m going to take a different approach. I am going to tell you the truth.”

Excerpt: Read More at The Caucus
Gov Pawlenty is off and running in his quest for the Republican nomination. You don't get much more backbone then he has when he takes on the huge ethonol subsidies in the State of Iowa. That left those of us in the other 49 states cheering!

Exclusive interview with Tim Pawlenty by Ed Morrissey of Hot Air this morning:

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