Pawlenty Auditions for Veep

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In a media conference call, the Minnestota governor says choosing Biden is an “overcompensation” for Obama’s inexperience, and suggests the Delaware Senator may serve as Obama’s mentor and supervisor.

Listen to the call here.

Also calls Biden “the consummate Washington insider” and notes that he and Obama were 12 years old when Biden entered the Senate. Referring to Obama’s campaign theme asks, “Where’s the change?”

Also hits Obama on energy and taxes, saying his economic plan would be a “job-killer” that “throws a wet blanket” on businesses.

Pawlenty is widely considered a finalist to be McCain’s own running mate.

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