In 2008, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) said the country should make an effort to be more environmentally responsible. Now, in a radio interview with Laura Ingraham, he says that position was wrong.
The likely presidential candidate then tries to soften the blow by explaining that he’s not the only one running for president who’s making mistakes about important issues:
"Well anybody who's going to run for this office who's been in an executive position or may run has some clunkers in their records … mine I think are fewer and less severe than most as to climate change or more specifically cap-and-trade, I've just come out and admitted it … It was a mistake, it was stupid.”
Listen to Tim Pawlenty's backpedaling in the interview with Laura Ingraham: