Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has kept a low, low, low profile in Minnesota since dropping out of the presidential race in August.
But Minnesotans will see and hear from their former leader this week.
Today his official portrait will be unveiled at a private/media event at the Capitol at 7 p.m., and Tuesday he will be a guest of MPR’s midday and on “Meet the Press” as a surrogate for Mitt Romney next Sunday. The portrait will be hung for public viewing on Tuesday as well.
Although the portrait artist has a photo posted on his web site of a Pawlenty portrait, that painting, which features a close up of the governor’s face, will not be the official portrait, Hot Dish is told.
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."