Posted at 2:18 PM on December 2, 2008
by Tom Scheck
Gov. Pawlenty met with President-elect Obama this morning in Philadelphia. He was part of a bipartisan group of governors that met with Obama. Pawlenty had a conference call with Minnesota's press corps just a few minutes ago. Even with a deficit looming, Gov. Pawlenty said on the call that a federal bailout for states may not be worth it if "too many strings are attached." He said government help could become a missed opportunity for needed spending reform.
Pawlenty also sat down with FoxBusiness. Here's that interview:
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