Kalin brags about things he was working on in 2008. He then pats himself on the back with:
"Representative Kalin, thank you for your leadership..."
—Governor Tim Pawlenty
June 14, 2007
Notice something wrong with this picture?
- The sex offender meeting occurred on July 22, 2008, being noted in Kalin’s post on June 30, 2008.
- While HF2245 was passed in 2007, HF1812 was passed in 2008 (House Journal, May 29, 2008, p. 13041).
Now how can the Governor make a statement about a legislator in 2007 for some action he does in 2008? Kalin has misquoted Gov. Pawlenty’s words to fit his own time scheme. Pawlenty’s words clearly do not apply to Kalin’s work in 2008, yet Kalin takes those words and misapplies them to 2008. Kalin is downright dishonest.
Further, Kalin makes the Governor praise him on different topics. The Governor’s words are also quoted by Kalin in an October, 2008, newspaper campaign insert.
So Pawlenty made a statement about Kalin on a specific topic in 2007. Kalin then shortens the quote and takes it to apply to completely different topics in a later year. This is a fraudulent and deceptive misappropriation and misapplication of a statement by the highest official in Minnesota government that falsifies the original intent of the Governor’s words.
It is worthy to let another praise oneself rather than touting oneself, but to make someone else fraudulently praise oneself is despicable. Anyone who does this is not worthy of representing us in the legislature. This is self-serving abuse of a respected public figure for his own political advancement. This is patently putting politics before people.
It's time to elect Taylor.