With Barack Obama’s dash-for-cash on Wednesday and pancakes stop on Thursday, let’s update the Visit-o-Meter.
In other political “we matter” news, the New York Times today has a profile of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, hot on the heels of his political cotillion at the National Press Club this week.
It’s an interesting profile, and a reminder that even though he’s been governor here for almost six years, and served in the House before that, and even though he has a penchant for dropping tidbits about his daughter into political speeches, and even though we know he likes hockey, we really don’t know much about the personal life of Tim Pawlenty.
After reading the article, we still don’t.
By the way, the governor’s official biography on the state’s Web site has been updated recently. Among other changes, this first line was added:
TIM PAWLENTY is regarded as one of the nation’s most innovative, energetic, reform-minded and accomplished governors.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.