Possible McCain VP Pick To Speak In North Carolina

A governor often named as a possible vice presidential selection for Republican White House hopeful John McCain plans to speak in North Carolina.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will speak Tuesday morning at an education symposium in Cary. The event is designed to bring governors together to discuss challenges facing education.

The James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy is co-hosting the event with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

Pawlenty chairs the governors association and serves on the Hunt Institute board of directors.

Pawlenty is co-chair of McCain's campaign. The Arizona senator has kept quiet about who he will ask to join him on his ticket.


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  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jun 11, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    Fair enough Rusty. Our oil dependency issues and energy needs are a whole lot larger than just drilling in Alaska or off our coasts (imagine the NIMBY issues here!). I am sure you agree. And the issues about our long-term energy needs go back a LONG way. We need a comprehensive plan, and I agree with what appears to your sentiment, that with politics as it is today, this is not currently doable. Both parties are to blame here. I also agree with needing to show some modicum of respect, but I sure do not agree with the man most of the time, and see no issue with using "W". I have heard the repubs call many a dem far worse! (and I know it goes both ways.) I am a moderate politically, and will vote for a dem over 50% of the time, but for a repub. too. But when seemingly everything the admin. touches turns to excrement, I love this country too much to not voice displeasure. That is the democratic way, so I will listen to counter opinion with respect.
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jun 11, 2008 at 12:27 PM
    The last "Anonymous" post was me. This comment posting is new to me. Sorry.
  • by Rusty Location: Washington on Jun 11, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    Anonymous, I agree with some of what you ar saying, this is all politics. What has the house and senate worked on lately that was more important. I maintain that our party is the one controlled by environmentalist that don't want us to drill for oil on our continent. Alaska was begging for them to drill there but congress made it so difficult and complicated that it was cheaper to buy from others. Canada is our biggest supplier. Did you know that China is putting a drilling platform off of Florida. Remember, gas went up over the time that we, the dems took over, not when the other party was running thing. Check out the timeline. Carter paid? No we paid. W as you like to refer to is still our president and I have no choice but to respect the man who runs our great country whether I agree with him or not. He did what he had too at the time based on presented facts. I have to say, I probably would have done the same.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 at 09:28 AM
    Rusty: 1st, I respect your opinion. But,consider: who has controlled congress for 6 of the past 8 years (not the dems), and who has been in the White House for all of the last 8 years? Further, even during the past 2 years in Congress, the party breakdown has been near 50/50. Do the math. To blame the dems solely for oil woes is specious. Ever hear of China/India? To get a handle on energy crisis will take bipartisanship. And, this is only one of the disasters occurring on the watch of W. I would have voted for McCain in 2000, now he is W. all over again. Sold his soul for neo-con backing. Remember W. in 2000 telling us he would use his personal connection w/ the Saudis to control oil prices? How'd that work out? Remember W.'s friends telling us that going into Iraq would lead to $20 barrel oil? How's that going? Remember Cheney meeting secretly w/ oil execs about energy policy to start the process? How'd that help? No, there are many factors, but when will W. account? Carter paid; W.?
  • by Rusty Location: Washington on Jun 11, 2008 at 05:18 AM
    To bob and nikki, this is the same tire argument the dems have held for the past 8 years. Nikki, you are right, it is not the president but the congress and house. You have to hold them not the president for what is happening. With gas at $4 what are they doing about it? They are doing investigations on steroid use. What a priority. The party that keeps us from drilling and having refineries in our own coutry is the democrat. Now how do you think that they will bring down prices? By taxing the oil companies, well, here come the gas lines. If you do not believe this than do some research. You must hold the house and senate accountable. IF you vote dem in Nov, hold on to your wallet. I do not trust a man that could double as used car salesman, telling me what we want to hear. Get it? I am registered democrat. Obama is Jimmy Carter all over again.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 at 03:31 AM
    Amen Nikki. Go Obama
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jun 10, 2008 at 08:21 PM
    Mea culpa: obviously I don't know how to edit on this page!
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jun 10, 2008 at 07:39 PM
    No WMD's, huge budget surplus to huge deficit (and you call yourselves "conservatives"- for shame), $4 gas, Osama bin Laden still making videos after 3k Americans dead, allies deride us, post-war Iraq fiasco, Iran empowered and strengthened by our follies in the M.E., military over-stretched, China at a zenith (to our debt), Taliban still running amok in parts of Afghan./Pak., Constitution trampled (remember the Constitution, sheep?), border a sieve, FDA gutted and poisonous tomatoes, oil companies laughing in our faces, and some of you STILL defend the status quo? W. and his neo-con ilk (that now include McCain unfortunately) could come into your living room, defecate, and y'all would yell praise. Is it ALL their fault? No. But, I am old enough to remember Carter, and I'll be danged if he didn't get held responsible and voted out. And appropriately so. What did Truman say about where the buck stops? It stops at the top, own it, and stop making sorry excuses.The neo-cons failed, badly.
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jun 10, 2008 at 06:07 PM
    No WMD's, huge budget surplus to huge deficit (and you call yourselves "conservatives"- for shame), $4 gas, Osama bin Laden still making videos after 3k Americans dead, allies deride us, post-war Iraq fiasco, Iran empowered and strengthened by our follies in the M.E., military over-stretched, China at a zenith (to our debt), Taliban still running amok in parts of Afghan./Pak., Constitution trampled (remember the Constitution, sheep?), border a sieve, FDA gutted and poisonous tomatoes, oil companies laughing in our faces, and some of you STILL defend the status quo? W. and his neo-con ilk (that now include McCain unfortunately) could come into your living room, deficate, and y'all would yell praise. Is it All their fault, no. But I am old enough to remember Carter, and I'll be danged if he didn't get held responsible and voted out. And appropriately so. What did Truman say about where the buck stops? It stops at the top, own it, and stop making sorry excuses.The neo-cons failed, poorly.
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jun 10, 2008 at 04:30 PM
    McCain is the MAN! Obama will lose the election in a landslide!!
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