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Gov. Pawlenty is a world of difference

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty sat in a golden chair, wanting to talk.

He didn't bother with the power position his predecessor used by sitting behind a desk. The setting was open, much like the governor himself, with nothing between him and the interviewer.

What a difference between former-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and Pawlenty. While Ventura took time to chat with reporters, he seldom seemed interested.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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