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It seems as though our very own Tim Pawlenty was on Fox News today jawing about Barack Obama and desperately trying to make himself relevant. Media Matters does a good job of thoroughly debunking the falsehoods trotted out by our absentee Governor.

On the June 8 edition of Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace did not challenge Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's (R) false assertion that Sen. Barack Obama "is somebody who has first said that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard isn't a terrorist group, and now he's changed his views on that and several other foreign policy issues." As Media Matters for America has documented, Obama has consistently supported designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, having co-sponsored a bill in 2007 expressing the sense of the Congress that "[t]he Secretary of State should designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a Foreign Terrorist Organization" and "the Secretary of the Treasury should place the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists." Obama said he would have voted against a different bill -- the Kyl-Lieberman resolution -- because it "states that our military presence in Iraq should be used to counter Iran," not because the resolution expressed the sense of the Senate that "the United States should designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization."

I know that TPaw wants to keep himself in the ballgame to be the also ran Vice Presidential Candidate but he is going to have to do a little research before he goes around sticking his foot into his mouth. However, given the propensity of Fox News to let these falsehoods go unchallenged perhaps he will be just fine.