Courage to Stand

Courage to Stand

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Long before he was considered a top prospective presidential candidate for 2012a€”even before he landed on John McCaina€™s short list of potential running mates in 2008a€”Governor Tim Pawlenty had already earned legendary status in conservative circles. In his hard-left-leaning home state of Minnesota, the man known as a€œT-Pawa€ somehow erased a $4.8-billion budget deficit while simultaneously reforming health care, creating jobs, improving education, and supporting renewable energy reforma€”all without raising taxes. In Courage to Stand, Pawlenty reveals, for the first time, how he found the resolve to get the job done, taking readers all the way back to the lessons he learned as a boy in the gritty meatpacking town of South St. Paul. From the devastating early death of his mother to the struggle to work his way through college and law school and his epic political battles as governor, Pawlenty opens up about his deepest beliefs and shares his vision for a better seemed a bit strange to make an acceptance speech before my opponent had given his concession speech, my ... in front of the few hundred whoa#39;d stuck it out after every other Republican candidate had lost, and I did my best to fire them up. ... Therea#39;s a scene in that film where Will Ferrell (as Ricky Bobby) offers an impassioned prayer of thanks at the dinner table. ... and asking me to serve another term as their Governor, I gave special thanks to the woman who made it all possible, anbsp;...

Title:Courage to Stand
Author:Tim Pawlenty
Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. - 2011-01-11


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