What’s next for Tim Pawlenty?

After being passed over twice as a vice presidential pick, where does Tim Pawlenty go from here? Time magazine explores his options. If Mitt Romney wins, perhaps a cabinet post? Or a run against Sen. Al Franken in 2014? And there's always the private sector. The former Minnesota governor sits on seven corporate boards.
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Mitt Romney called Tim Pawlenty on Aug. 6 to tell the former Minnesota governor that he had not chosen him as his running mate. So what's next? Time magazine takes a look at some possibilities, which include a cabinet position in a Romney administration. Or, as MPR reported, a possible race in 2014 for Sen. Al Franken's seat?

Pawlenty has been gracious after being passed over a second time as a vice presidential pick. He has called Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a terrific pick.

Meanwhile, Pawlenty continues to stump for the GOP ticket. Pawlenty raised a few eyebrows last week when he asked CNN host Soledad O'Brien if she knew what a government report meant in English:

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