On paper, Tim Pawlenty seems like a formidable political candidate. But he’s been dogged since the beginning of the campaign with alleged dullness. Asked about this yesterday on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, the former governor responded with appallingly bad delivery of a lame joke.
The reality is that both presidential nominees and presidents are called on to deliver lame jokes pretty frequently. It’s of critical importance that an effective leader be able to do this in a way that renders the jokes at least mildly amusing.