Pawlenty announces bad grammar-based foreign policy

"Now is not the time to retreat from freedom's rise," candidate says

By Justin Elliott
Published June 28, 2011 3:36PM (EDT)
CAPTION CORRECTION, CORRECTS DATE TO JUNE 7, 2011, NOT JUNE 6, 2011 - Republican presidential hopeful, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivers a policy address at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy in Chicago, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) (AP)
CAPTION CORRECTION, CORRECTS DATE TO JUNE 7, 2011, NOT JUNE 6, 2011 - Republican presidential hopeful, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivers a policy address at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy in Chicago, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) (AP)

With his "major" foreign policy speech in Washington today, Tim Pawlenty established himself as the most neoconservative member of the GOP presidential field, as well as its worst grammarian. Here is the title line of the speech:

Now is not the time to retreat from freedom’s rise.

That came just two sentences after Pawlenty announced his intention "to speak plainly this morning."


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