Opinion: Possible vice president Tim Pawlenty clears his schedule, raises eyebrows


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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty -- who has frequently been mentioned as a possible running mate for John McCain -- abruptly canceled his afternoon interviews with reporters in Denver today.

Pawlenty, a loyal McCain surrogate, has spent the last several days in the Mile High City defending the Arizona senator against the Democratic attacks.

So the news that he’s cleared his schedule has to make one wonder: Did Pawlenty, the governor of an important swing state, get the big call from McCain?


Stay tuned.

-- Kate Linthicum