Governor Pawlenty will add to his frequent flyer miles this week. He's scheduled to attend a meeting for the Education Commission of the States meeting in the Big Easy on Wednesday and Thursday. Pawlenty, who chairs the commission, is scheduled to give the introductory speech at the meeting. Another possible 2012 contender, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has also been invited to speak.
The meeting will be a part of his public duties as governor but he'll return to New Orleans in April for politics. Pawlenty, along with a long list of 2012 candidates, is scheduled to speak at the Southern Leadership Council at that time.
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