Former Obama White House adviser David Axelrod this week slammed GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty's economic plan, saying it echoes failed Bush administration policies.

Axelrod, who is expected to serve in a senior role on Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, riffed off Pawlenty's claim that if private enterprise provides a service that's searchable on Google, than the government should not offer it as well.

"What he should Google is 'job growth for the last decade,'" Axelrod said in an interview with the Huffington Post published Thursday. "What he should Google is 'what happened to income for the last decade,' when in many ways the policies that he prescribed were the governing theory."