«Full of life. Full of energy. Ageless, in a sense. He’d wake up and hit the road with a big Starbucks coffee in his hand, and he’d have a story or a wisecrack for everything. He’d tell these corny old jokes, and it was clear he’d been telling some of the same jokes for twenty years, but he’d laugh the same at each one of them, whether it was Irish drinking jokes about the O’Reilly brothers or the one about two Governors who meet up in the chow line at prison. (One of them says to the other, ‘The food was a lot better in here when you were Governor!’)»

Tim Pawlenty (2011) – Courage to Stand: An American Story (s.242-3).