Why Do Candidates Never Learn

…that there is always a microphone or a camera running somewhere, and that everything they say will come back to haunt them?

Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) spoke to the Iowa Republican Party last night, and thanked God for his blessings in life.

“Thank you, Lord, for my red-hot, smokin’ wife,” said Pawlenty — a quote from the movie Talladega Nights, a Will Ferrell comedy about an idiotic NASCAR driver.

“I think she appreciates that line. I talked to her about it and she’s OK with it,” Pawlenty later told a reporter. “She knows it’s in fun. I mean it sincerely, I think she is hot.”

Good luck with that whole “candidate” thingie, Governor Pawlenty.