When Gov. Tim Pawlenty's planned (pre-presidential?) book was unveiled this week, it triggered some buzz among national political reporters.
The rollout of the book, to be published next January but already available as a pre-order from Amazon, also subjected him to a bit of mockery because of the cover shot uncannily evokes Sarah Palin's bestselling "Going Rogue." Noting that Pawlenty's subtitle -- "An American Journey" -- echoes Palin's "An American Life," a Vanity Fair blogger compared the guv's image unfavorably with other presidential tomes.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."