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'Drill, baby, drill' not enough, Pawlenty tells GOP

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told the Republican Governors Association luncheon Wednesday in Miami that getting party faithful to chant on drilling would not be enough to bring voters back to the GOP.

"Drill, baby, drill, by itself, is not an energy policy," said Pawlenty, who was thought to be on John McCain's short list for vice presidential nominees. "It's helpful. We need that, but we need a lot more than that. We're going to need it all," he added, referring to wind, solar and other alternative energy.

If applause is an indication, it was perhaps the best received part of Pawlenty's remarks among the crowd, still hurting from last week's Election Day loss.

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Sean Green

Conservative activists in Florida like John Giotis (big Christian Coalition guy) or Kelly Shakelford (Liberty Legal) would never accept the moderate positions that some Governors, like Gov. Crist, are proposing.

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