Some comments Tim Pawlenty made in one of his last interviews as Minnesota governor:
— State-run colleges and universities need to specialize and stop “trying to be everything to anybody.”
— “Minnesota has one of the most forward-leaning energy” policies in the country, including requiring 25 percent of the state’s energy to be produced by renewable fuels by 2025.
— A smoking ban in all public areas has received “a lot of positive reaction.”
— Those around the Capitol have noticed he has not shown the same sense of humor he did when he took office eight years ago. “I miss those days,” he said, but added that humor often is misunderstood.