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March 4, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Pawlenty reveals some snapshots of his tenure

Article originally appeared on www.startribune.com on March 1, 2011 and was written by Mike Kaszuba.

A year after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse, Gov. Tim Pawlenty was miffed at the perception that the disaster had been caused by poor state maintenance — a perception that could point a finger at his administration. So the morning after he saw the governor of Pennsylvania on TV, Pawlenty wrote to remind him that the official cause of the collapse had been attributed to the bridge’s poor design and not inadequate maintenance. Pawlenty asked Gov. Ed Rendell to “avoid furthering misinformation or misperceptions” and not join “individuals” who continued to insist maintenance played a key role. [link to full article]

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