You know that you’ve made it in America when politicians try to appropriate your name and image to make a political talking point. (See: Barack Obama and Jay-Z, or all of Paul Ryan’s favorite bands.) The lamest politician of all is definitely sad sack Tim Pawlenty, who is most famous for dropping out of the primaries after he entered the Ames Straw Poll as a Presidential frontrunner, and exited in a very distant third place. And then the perpetual bridesmaid of the GOP got passed over as Mitt Romney’s running mate!
As a consolation prize, Pawlenty received a speaking slot at this year’s Republican National Convention, which he used last night to criticize the President. While criticizing Obama is absolutely necessary for success at the RNC, Pawlenty’s approach dragged in another man who would gladly eat a dog:
“But you know, President Obama isn’t as bad as people say, he’s actually worse. The president takes more vacations than that guy on the Bizarre Foods show. And I’ll give Barack Obama credit for creating jobs these last four years for golf caddies.”
Now that’s simply not fair, Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Andrew Zimmern is not vacationing, he’s making television, which is his job. Constant globetrotting and avoidance of a painful death by dysentery is a very difficult task, and not many people can accomplish that. Show some respect for the Zimm.
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