1. Faith

    Pawlenty: Jesus Is My Political Hero

    Republican presidential hopeful, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty listens to a question as he speaks at the Cato Institute in Washington, Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

    Alex Brandon / AP Photo

    Tim Pawlenty listed Jesus as one of his “political heroes” in response to a question from an Iowa voter. He said, “I’ve got a lot of political heroes too. I love Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Jesus Christ.” Pawlenty added that he and his wife “are people of faith and believers.” But his comments could have a more cynical motive: He mentioned the website PawlentyFaith.com, which redirects users to a page about organizing support for the upcoming Ames Straw Poll. Many have speculated that if he finishes worse than second in the poll, he may not be able to raise the money to maintain his campaign at its current size.

    Read it at The Huffington Post