Good news on the Minnesota economy.
The state gained 2,000 jobs in November, according to figures released Thursday that also contained a revision of October's results that showed twice as many jobs were created that month as originally thought.
The Strib story quoted economists and the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, but not Governor Pawlenty.
This is the moment to drive home your message, governor: Saying No Works. Do Nothing, Reap the Rewards. When Governors Leave the State, Businesses Don't.
It could be he is just being modest, looking at the data conservatively, or simply couldn't be reached as he hurtles around New York, South Carolina, Washington, Iowa and New Hampshire.
I suppose his quote from the Granite State — "We need to reward politicians who are willing to say no, instead of rewarding politicians who are willing to say yes." — could be taken as back-patting himself and other Republican advocates of do nothingism. But since he just finished praising Chilean Socialists for their fiscal restraint and economic policies, it's difficult to know for sure.