T-Paw spices up image by deploying drunken staffers to door-knock

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Who’s boring now, bitchezzz??!

A 15-year-old girl found a campaign worker from Alabama banging on her Ankeny family’s back door early Wednesday morning.

…Foster is employed by the Pawlenty Exploratory Committee.

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.

As this seems to be a fairly harmless incident of a dopey staffer misreading his canvassing map after a night of flip-cup as opposed to something more sinister, like a break-in, I don’t think T-Paw pays a price. In fact, the press’ inability to resist a story about a stumbly, vomiting staffer may slightly improve his name recognition and scuff his goody-goody image. So, I stand by my headline.

The Pawlenty campaign is also dropping direct mail in favor of scribbling talking points on your face in Sharpie if you pass out first.

Update: The making of a legend? There’s already a Pawlenty Puker Twitter account. It’d be better for the Pawlenty camp if whoever owns the account isn’t very funny or industrious. As Rahm Emanuel’s fake Twitter parody @MayorEmanuel proved, a good parody can become a huge part of a candidate’s storyline, whether he likes it or not. And, something makes me think media coverage of @PawlentyPuker would be less friendly than that of @MayorEmanuel.

Mary Katharine Ham