This is an interesting post about Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (nicknamed T-Paw), the leading candidate to be McCain's VP, in that it reveals a couple of interesting character traits. First, Pawlenty is "an Eagle Scout on matters of ethics," which evidently explains why he doesn't have a large political operation. Scheiber concurs with this assessment, and notes that when he was writing a profile of Pawlenty, his office was adamant about separating official activity and political/personal activity. Granted, his office was just adhering to state ethics laws, but in today's world, that's impressive for a politician from either party. Second, we learn that Pawlenty is "something of a micro-manager" who hates to delegate authority. Why are those two character traits so interesting? Because they've been completely absent in George W. Bush's administration. Even if you agree with the Bush administration's ends, there's simply no denying that Bush, Cheney, Addington, Libby, Gonzalez et al., have shown an unprecedented disregard for ethical considerations. Also, one of the biggest criticisms of Bush has been his willingness (which some might describe as eagerness) to delegate decisions, particularly to Cheney. It's possible that Pawlenty could be trying to set himself up as the anti-Bush/Cheney selection. If so, McCain would be wise to put him on the ticket (and I think he definitely will).