Tim Pawlenty Is Definitely Running

The litmus test for any viable Republican 2012 candidate will be their ability to embrace the crazy. Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty has already begun to run away from his moderate position and into the realms of nincompoopery.

First, he endorsed the cartoonish death panel crap. And now he's thrown in with the Tenthers -- threatening to invoke the 10th Amendment in order to make sure Minnesotans won't benefit from healthcare reform.

Why wait, Pawlenty? Why not invoke old-timey state's rights theory in order to stop Medicare, VA and Medicaid benefits?