Back in the day, I was there when Giant's Ridge Quarry Course opened (actually, on that same media day, so did The Wilderness; but that's a different story).
And Tim "The Mullet" Pawlenty was there to speak.
And before we tee'd off; before the "Gentlemen, start your golf carts!" announcement, Tim got up to speak (before cutting the IRRRRRRRRRRRB ribbon): "So I'm on the way over here, and my aide goes: "Governor, you ready to play? Got your sticks? Shoes? Glove? Balls?"
Tim continues: "Listen, I'm a Republican that travelled willingly to the Range; I got plenty of balls!"
Don't care who ya are; that's a funny joke.
And: it doesn't excuse Timmeh's horrible record as Governor.
But: it does help explain why Timmeh won - TWICE. He's personable, and he knows how to tell a joke.
DFL endorsed candidates should pay attention.
Well, the Party, on Plato, too.
So, watch out for Kurt Bills. He's personable; the jury's still out on if he can tell a joke. If he can, and with the Ron Paul Anointment, it may spell trouble.....