AP News
Posted: Aug 29, 2012 9:38 PM

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty compares President Barack Obama to a youthful indiscretion.

"I've come to realize that Barack Obama is the tattoo president. Like a big tattoo, it seemed cool when we were young," Pawlenty said in his convention speech Wednesday night. "But later on, that decision doesn't look so good, and you wonder: what was I thinking?"

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