If this is true, McCain is making a mistake. Pawlenty turns off economic conservatives, for good reason, and REALLY turns off people who want more drilling and who dislike extreme environmentalist trend-chasers. He’s boring as hell on TV. He says nothing memorable, ever (other than making awful references to his sex life with his wife). And I will bet a pot of homemade gumbo that he can’t even carry his home state of Minnesota for McCain.Â And he has shown absolutely none of the right stuff to suggest he would be a good president if he were forced to step in. Overall, he’s a total yawn. But (everybody, roll your eyes now), other than all that, he’s okay.