I caught Governor Pawlenty on Fox News Sunday yesterday. I'm really trying to help here:
1. How did the hockey hair come back already? That's the hairdo my high school boyfriend had in 1989. It is not in style, it doesn't give you blue-collar cred, it just looks bad. Cut it.
2. Get your analogies straight- The Governor stated that people who want to save money shop at Sam's Club, KMart, Target and Costco. WRONG.
People who want to save money shop at WalMart and maybe KMart. Target is expensive.
And Costco? The average household income for Costco shoppers is $75,000.
People who shop at Costco don't do so to save money. They do so to spend money. They sell brie by the pound along with Kadota figs and Bosc pears. They sell lobsters with imported County Kerry butter to dip it in. They sell fresh arrangements of roses, hydrangeas and lilies to pop on your foyer table. They sell four-story doll houses to put under (or next to) the Christmas tree for your little princess.
Okay, so they also sell the best kosher hot dog with a diet Coke for only a $1.50- but don't let that fool you. They are a luxury store for luxury buyers.
They sell artisan cheeses and meats from Italy. And if the City of Eden Prairie would ever let loose of its monopoly, our location would sell some great wine to drink with all of that food. Costco has an amazing wine department- but not in Eden Prairie where our government controls where you buy booze. This REALLY irks me.
Back to my point- People who shop at Costco have a lot of money and they like to entertain. I don't know how many fundraisers and parties now have frozen food from Costco in the chafing dishes. (And that's not such a good thing).
Please, Governor, I know about shopping. I mean, I know it. You're trying to look like the common guy. But, you are the common guy. Those are your roots, nobody can take that away. If you want to run for higher office, cut the hair and don't talk about things that you don't know about-- like shopping.
Talk about the looming budget deficits in Minnesota and how you're going to lead the charge to cut spending.