Fox News Channel turned down former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty when he asked for a job.
Howard Kurtz reports on the Newsweek Daily Beast blog that Roger Ailes, the combative conservative behind the news channel, did not like the fact that Pawlenty was ready to endorse Mitt Romney for president.
“I’m not sure I want to sign you as a paid spokesman for Romney,” Ailes reportedly said.
Kurtz says the Ailes-Pawlenty conversation came three weeks after Tpaw dropped out of the presidential race on Aug. 14. Since then, in the few public comments Pawlenty has made, he has joked about needing to find a job.