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Pawlenty on 7 corporate boards, raising new VP questions

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been doing a lot more than stumping for Mitt Romney and being a oft-mentioned vice presidential candidate lately. He has joined the boards of seven corporations in the past year, opening a new, private-sector chapter in his life that could leave vice presidential vetters with lots of new questions, the Star Tribune reports. Pawlenty will be on two Sunday morning political talk shows.
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If former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is indeed under heavy scrutiny by the Mitt Romney campaign as a potential running mate, Pawlenty has given vetting researchers a lot of reading to do. In just the last year, Pawlenty has joined the boards of seven corporations and become senior adviser to a California investment firm, the Star Tribune reports.

The media are eagerly awaiting word on whether Pawlenty will be Romney's pick, but they don't seem to be running out of stories to do:

The Pioneer Press asks flat-out: Does Pawlenty have what it takes?

A Washington Post slideshow claims to reveal five things you don't about the man.

Picking Pawlenty would run counter to a 60-year trend in Republican politics, the University of Minnesota's Eric Ostermeier says.

Reporters tagging along with Pawlenty at a visit to a cabinet factory couldn't help but ask Pawlenty whether he'd like to be in Romney's Cabinet, CNN says.

Pawlenty is doing two Sunday morning talk shows, MPR reports.

CNN did a fresh profile of Pawlenty this week:

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