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Mar 29, 2011

Who Among Us Has Not Flip-Flopped?


The GOP's large field of possible presidential candidates is beginning to fess up to the dilemma posed here on March 16:

"Everybody in the race, well at least the big names in the race, embraced climate change or cap-and-trade at one point or another."

That's former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, bemoaning his past reasonableness on Laura Ingraham's radio show yesterday. Pawlenty took the opportunity to take himself to the woodshed yet again:

Anybody who’s going to run for this office who’s been in an executive position, or may run, has got some clunkers in their record. Laura, mine I think are fewer and less severe than most. As to climate change, or more specifically cap-and-trade, I’ve just come out and admitted it — look, it was a mistake, it was stupid.

Here's the audio, courtesy of Think Progress, which also has an awesome compilation of Newt Gingrich's flip-flops on the subject.

--Paul Rauber

Illustration by Victor Juhasz




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