Tim Pawlenty

Pawlenty campaign worker canvasses Iowa home at 3 a.m., while drunk

Our first "intoxicated campaign aide" of the 2012 cycle finally gets his boss some press coverage


Alex Pareene
April 6, 2011 12:01PM (UTC)

Benjamin Foster, employee of Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's presidential exploratory committee, is reaching out to Iowa voters, one arm through their back door at 3 a.m. at a time:

Chloe Steward told KCCI she heard her dog barking around 3 a.m. and went to investigate. She said she found a man trying to get into the back door.

"His arm was in my back door, trying to get in and I screamed and went upstairs to my parents room and I continued screaming," said Chloe Steward.

The family then called police.

Does it get better? Yes, it does:

The Steward family said Foster was drunk and was trying to get home to a friend's house in Johnston. They said he vomited in their backyard and scared their daughter.

I think this is just what Tim Pawlenty needs to get the nation excited about Tim Pawlenty.

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Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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