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Watch: Tim Pawlenty Wants to Rescind Funds for 'DADT' Repeal


This afternoon in Pella, Iowa, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addressed approximately 100 people in Iowa at the Presidential Lecture Series for anti-gay group The Family Leader.

Pawlenty discussed his opposition to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'. You may recall that Pawlenty has expressed his desire to reinstate the ban on gays in the military. In Pella he went a bit further, telling Wonk Room's Igor Volsky it would be a "reasonable step" to rescind funding for 'DADT' repeal implementation.

Pawlenty also recently did an interview with Focus on the Family.

Good As You has the audio in which Pawlenty boasts about his anti-gay credentials. Says Pawlenty of equality for LGBT people: "I just don't buy it, sorry."


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  1. Andy, Didn't you mean to write (correction IN CAPS): "Pawlenty discussed his opposition to THE REPEAL OF 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'"? Thanks for the great site!

    Posted by: JonJon | Feb 7, 2011 7:28:36 PM

  2. Mark Dayton is the current governor, not Pawlenty (and thank God for that).

    Posted by: Dan | Feb 7, 2011 7:33:10 PM

  3. This creep will NEVER be President.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 7, 2011 8:23:43 PM

  4. He's an also-ran, and he hasn't even begun running yet.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Feb 7, 2011 9:07:48 PM

  5. Decisions, decisions. Pawlenty-Santorum? Palin-Bachmann? An impressive stable of GOP candidates ... all of them horse's asses.

    Posted by: JCT | Feb 7, 2011 9:37:54 PM

  6. Using his logic, he should be kicked from office. 54% of the people didn't vote for him. I'm sure that the vocal "minority" is always the smartest of the bunch!

    Posted by: Garst | Feb 7, 2011 9:38:40 PM

  7. He is truly pathetic, and to think that people in the military put their lives on the line to defend worthless cowards like Pawlenty.

    Posted by: toulouse | Feb 7, 2011 10:44:48 PM

  8. Why do we even have to take this? How many more innocent people must suffer -- in American of all places -- because some idiot wrongly believes gays are the bane of all existence? Where is our freedom?!

    Posted by: X | Feb 8, 2011 1:53:56 AM

  9. "I just don't buy it." You can't afford it, sugar.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Feb 8, 2011 6:54:41 AM

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