Tim Pawlenty: Sarah Palin ‘Is A Force Of Nature’

Recently replaced Minnesota Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty weighed in recently regarding another talked-about contender, explaining that Sarah Palin is a “force of nature” on the political scene.”If she…

Recently replaced Minnesota Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty weighed in recently regarding another talked-about contender, explaining that Sarah Palin is a “force of nature” on the political scene.

“If she wanted to compete for the presidency, I think she has the tools to do it,” Pawlenty says in an interview on ABC News’s “Nighline” set to air Friday, before adding that he wasn’t really weighing that direct matchup. “I’ve got a long way to go to get people to even know my name, much less worrying about whether I could beat, you know, the force of nature that is Sarah Palin.”

Pawlenty then claimed that the GOP’s view of the former Alaska governor was focused more on respect than fear.

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