Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Today, Tim Pawlenty has made two TV appearances since announcing he won't seek reelection, and he will discuss the future of the GOP with CBS's Bob Schieffer in a web-only broadcast interview; Sarah Palin warned that the White House wants to bail out debt-ridden states so it can "get in there and control the people"; and The Washington Post's Dan Balz chronicled the recent activity of potential 2012 candidates, includig Pawlenty's announcement, Mitt Romney's national security speech, Haley Barbour's scheduled trips to New Hampshire and Iowa, and Newt Gingrich's revision of his Sotomayor criticism.