ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Tim Pawlenty is turning over his “Veto Pen” to the Minnesota Historical Society.

Pawlenty gave the oversized pen — and the actual veto stamps he used — along with other documents and artifacts from his eight years as governor, to the Historical Society on Monday.

During his tenure, Pawlenty issued 299 complete bill and line-item vetoes.

In 2008, the Republican set a modern-day record for most bill vetoes issued in one year by a Minnesota governor.

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Comments (6)
  1. dunnski57 says:

    I’ll give the Historical Society $100 to throw the thing into the river.

  2. Ignorance must be bliss says:

    Good bye T Paw and do all the people from MN a favor, could you tell people from now on that you are from WI instead of MN. 8 years of that name next to the states name is enough.

  3. St. Paulie Girl says:

    Wow, what an ego. Too bad Mr. Pawlenty was more interested in attempting to be a presidential candidate than he was in keeping our bridges safe ans secure. Eight years of his ego…look at the mess he has left this state in!

  4. Murph says:

    Pawlenty=shifty not thrifty.Sorry Tim you’ll need asbestos pants to keep your lies from surfacing as a POTUS candidate.But you be Pawlenty hot alright!

  5. Ard says:

    Good Riddance! What an awful legacy and time for Minnesota…………..
    Should have stayed in South St. Paul and shoveled maneur! But you know what rises to the top!

  6. Patrick says:

    It’s always nice when a criminal turns in his weapon and retires. Thanks T-Paw for the new “fees’, The skyrocketing property tax bills, the huge budget deficits, the tuition hikes, and for making our great state mediocre. If you try and take your BS national I’ll be the first person in line to testify about what a horrible governor you were. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

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