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Former Governor Pawlenty and clean banking slate

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                         New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin used former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s words against him in musing about Mr. Pawlenty’s new role as president of the Financial Services Roundtable.  The gist of the September 25, 2012 Dealbook column is an apparent rupture between views articulated in recent years and the views that Mr. Pawlenty’s new position will require.  
                        If Mr. Pawlenty has changed his opinions during the course of his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination and during his service as co-chair of Governor Mitt Romney’s campaign, he is within his American rights.  But if he is willing to be the public voice of ideas he once reviled, he is, unfortunately, in step with an all too common public relations practice.   
                       Still, among the caustic comments of New York Times readers, there is one that takes grim satisfaction in the absence of a familiar public relations bromide.  Writes Bill: "Well, at least he didn't say he was leaving Romney to spend more time with his family..."

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