Pawlenty Says ‘Traditional Marriage’ Seven Times In Three Minute Speech


CaffThoughts has the best roundup of the Values Bus 2011 Iowa Tour’s inaugural press conference. The tour, modeled on the successful “Judges Tour” to recall three Iowa Supreme Court judges who struck down the state’s anti-gay marriage law, is being sponsored by the Family Research Council, National Organization for Marriage, and Susan B. Anthony List, and will allow presidential candidates like Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, and Michele Bachmann to highlight their anti-abortion, anti-gay views ahead of the Iowa straw poll this coming Saturday.

In the clip below, Tim Pawlenty is so eager to burnish his conservative credentials, he manages to use the phrase “traditional marriage” a grand total of seven times in a three and a half minute speech:

Pawlenty also praised the sponsors of the tour and the FAMiLY LEADER’s Bob Vander Plaats — who was recently caught on tape tacking great pleasure in a faggot joke — as “fine” people, suggesting that he has no problem associating himself with groups that have compared homosexuality to second hand smoking.