George Wallace has idealogical offspring.
Pawlenty, the governors' association vice-chairman, was asked if governors could assert state sovereignty to bypass federal mandates.
According to a recording posted online by Minnesota Public Radio, he replied:
'Depending on what the federal government comes out with here, asserting the 10th Amendment may be a viable option but we don't know the details. As one of the other callers said, we can't get the president to outline what he does or doesn't support in any detail. So we'll have to see. I would have to say that it's a possibility.'