Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is campaigning hard to be picked as Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate. A story in the Washington Post looks at how sad Pawlenty was after being passed over for the No. 2 spot by then-Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008.
“He’d had a deep yearning to be on the ticket," Phil Krinkie, who served in the Minnesota state House with Pawlenty, told the Post. "He was devastated, truly devastated. It was on his face. We had a handshake, a few words, you could feel it, the pain.”
How depressing is that? Almost as depressing as the jilted bride metaphor Krinkie employed:
“I don’t want to see him left at the altar again,” Krinkie said. “That’d be hard twice for anybody, especially with where Tim is right now.”
When Romney announces his VP pick, let's go ahead and make sure someone has an eye on Pawlenty. He shouldn't be alone that day. Just in case.