Tim Pawlenty: ‘Ed, you owe me dinner’

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When msnbc’s Ed Schultz challenged former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Rick Perry’s charge that Mitt Romney is a “vulture capitalist,” Pawlenty shot back, “Ed, you owe me dinner, by the way, I don’t even know if I should be talking to you.”

“No,” Ed responded.  ”You had to win three more seats in the (2010) midterm for me to owe you dinner, but I’d buy anyway.  I didn’t vote for you in Minnesota, but you are a pretty good guy.”

Ed continued to press Pawlenty on the “vulture capitalist” comment, which Pawlenty, a supporter of Romney, called disappointing.  He also said the Romney “I like being able to fire people” quote was taken out of context.  

Then, at the end of the interview, Pawlenty brought it up again:

“Rachel, I just want to make sure: Ed owes me dinner and he’s not paying, and I’m a little ticked off about it,” said Pawlenty.

“Let me tell you something, I have paid enough taxes under you in Minnesota, I’ll guarantee you that,” responded Ed, who lives in Minnesota.

“Oh man, man oh man.  I thought you’d be at least a good enough person to pay off your wagers, Ed,” said the former governor.

“You didn’t win enough seats and you know you didn’t!,” Ed said.

“Man, You are unbelievable,” said Pawlenty.  ”Alright.”

The exchange was featured on tonight’s rolling coverage of the New Hampshire primary on msnbc.

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Tim Pawlenty: 'Ed, you owe me dinner'

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