Not an endorsement, but Jeb Bush shows some love for Tim Pawlenty on Twitter

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With him continuing to insist he is not running for President, the slightest action by former governor Jeb Bush will be mulled over like an omen from above as the remaining candidates look to earn his coveted endorsement.

That’s why Jeb’s tweet this morning

I admire truth telling and T-paw sure did it to open his campaign.

is being heralded by Tim Pawlenty’s supporters as a pseudo-endorsement by, arguably, the most influential Republican in the country.My friend, Jordan Raynon, whose firm works for Pawlenty, tweeted this morning

Florida Republicans watching for Jeb’s 2012 wink, should look no further than @TimPawlenty’s FL trip this week.

Sure, sure, Jordan, just remember, awink is as good as a nod to a blind man.

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