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Monday, October 24, 2016

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW: The Bridge Collapse That Could Ruin Pawlenty

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW: The Bridge Collapse That Could Ruin Pawlenty

When John McCain picked Sarah Palin to run with him, we quickly learned that her teenage daughter was pregnant — and then even more stories started piling up. What will the rest of America learn the day after Mitt Romney selects his vice-presidential nominee? What are the skeletons in the closets his team is prying open as they try to find the best debate opponent for Joe Biden? To answer those questions, we bring you The Day After Tomorrow, a new series previewing the veep scandals everyone may soon be talking about.

Tim Pawlenty — the former Minnesota governor who briefly ran for president in 2012 before being outflanked by Michele Bachmann — has emerged as a possible vice presidential running mate after spending the past several months enthusiastically stumping for Mitt Romney. As an informal Romney adviser told MSNBC’s Michael O’Brien, Pawlenty’s stock has recently improved, largely because the vanilla Pawlenty would never overshadow Romney.

Just because Pawlenty himself comes off as bland doesn’t mean that there’s nothing interesting in his record, however. Were Pawlenty to be selected, the media would certainly take a much closer look at his role in the tragic Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

On August 1, 2007, the I-35W Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis suddenly collapsed in the middle of rush hour. 13 people were killed and 145 were injured in the disaster, which the National Transportation Safety Board later determined was caused by steel gusset plates that were too small and inadequate to support the load of the bridge.

Minnesotans immediately began wondering how the tragedy could have been prevented, and fingers began pointing at Pawlenty soon after.

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  • William Deutschlander

    The good old GOP, REPUBLICAN SCHILL, do not raise any taxes, cut education funding, cut aid to the vulnerable, health care only for the privilidged, borrow TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to MAINTAIN THE WAR MACHINE that the UBER WEALTHY PROFIT FROM, start multiple wars without a plan of resolution, create economic distress for the majority!

    • rmarqua2921

      And you could add another…”Just repeal it, not replace it” Now we get the real truth from the Republicans! they are not interested in the 50 million in our country that have no health insurance!

  • Ed

    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Romney did just that!

  • ObozoMustGo

    The last 3.5 years summed up in one photo…. unfortunately! ;-(

    Have a nice day!

    • phantomoftheopera

      all started by bush and his tax cuts and his unfunded wars. go back five or six years and see what happened–if you dare.

  • OBZO, Of course that truck wrecked on roads that are in deplorable condition due to all the tax cutting. We just can’t pay taxes to fix our infrastructure, we need to make the wealthy richer!!!! You talk about dumb!!!! This takes the cake…….

  • DownriverDem

    Yep, they won’t fix a thing and blame the Dems. Too bad there are too many white voters who are all about Obama’s race. (I am white) They will vote for Romney who supports the Ryan budget plan that will destroy Social Security and Medicare. Very scary for the rest of us.

  • ObozoMustGo


    Only one issue is actually of interest and import to the American people today……….

    FAST AND FURIOUS —-> Why, Mr. President Obozo, invoke executive privilege? What did you know about illegal gun running to Mexican drug cartels, and when did you know it?

    Please answer the questions.

    Have a nice day!

    • metrognome3830

      Okay, OMG, this is the third time I have seen your same post. Now don’t try and fool anyone that you aren’t trying to distract people yourself. What did you know about trying to distract people from the real story? And when did you know it?

      Have a nice day!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Metro… Shhhhhh! You’ve spotted a trend. Be quiet please!

    • rmarqua2921

      First of all, Your comments mean nothing to me when you can’t even spell the president of your countries last name! For your information, his name is spelled “O-b-a-m-a”! Secondly, Obama has already answered your question! He says he didn’t know anything about “fast and furious” and Congress has indicated it has no information to connect Obama to the incident! Maybe you should read some facts on the subject, that is if you can read! It is interesting that Republicans who protect the gun industry which is responsible for all the illegal guns that pass over our borders to Mexico is screaming about “fast and furious”!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Drink more kool aide you loser. Drink more kool aide. It will all be all right in the morning.

  • And even after the bridge collapsed, T-Paw vetoed a bill to raise the Gas Tax designed to fund highway inspections and maintenance. By Jinkie, when he said “No New Taxes” he didn’t care how many people would have to die for him to keep that pledge!