That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.
Does this set back Al Franken’s chances of being seated soon? Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is being pressured by Democrats to sign an election certification and by the GOP not to, announces that he won’t seek reelection, raising speculation that he will run for president in 2012.
Will any celebrity ever enter the political arena again, or at least in the Golden State? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says this morning, “People are writing California off. They are talking about the end of the California dream. They don’t believe that we in this room have the courage and determination to do what needs to be done or that the state is manageable.”
Michael Moore Muses: On Keith Olbermann, he talks about the future of GM.
Outfest Lineup: The film fest announces an array of pics of a political tinge.
On Stage: Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh will appear at a telethon at the Reagan Library on June 25 to raise money for care packages for the troops. Melanie Morgan and Andrew Breitbart host.
Commish Take Two: White House renominates Robert McDowell for the FCC.
Conan’s Debut: Hillary Clinton says “hello.”
Sullivan’s Take: On AC360 last night, Andrew Sullivan calls President Obama’s lack of action on a series of gay rightsm measures “bewildering.”