Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a Republican who is touring the country as he considers running for President said he would follow President Obama's lead and "call out" people who spread lies or try to distort the facts in the health care debate. The President is visiting Minneapolis on Saturday for a health care rally.
A few minutes later, Governor Pawlenty repeated a right-wing talking point about long waits for health care in Britain as reason for not going to a single-payer system because it would ration health care.
Is that a lie? No... but it could be considered a distortion. According to British Parliament member Maria Eagle the story about long waits was true at one point, but no longer.
More truthy facts, links, and a way for you to hold Governor Pawlenty to his pledge after the jump.