Tim Pawlenty: America Should Be Like Elin, Smash Window Of Big Government

More

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this morning in Washington, DC that the American public should take a lesson from Tiger Woods' jilted wife, Elin, and tell the Democratic Congress and administration it's had enough.

Pawlenty took the stage at CPAC at 10 a.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, an hour before  Woods was scheduled to address media for the first time since news of his affairs broke.

He told the audience in attendance: "Tiger Woods is holding his press conference at 11 o'clock Eastern. Now, I think we can learn a lot from that situation--not from Tiger, but from his wife. So she said, 'I've had enough." She said, 'No more.'

"I think we should take a page out of her playbook and take a nine iron and smash the window out of big government in this country," Pawlenty said, to audience applause. "We've had enough."

Woods's scandal, memorably, began when his wife bashed the window of his SUV outside his home, resulting in a crash. Pawlenty, a contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, addressed CPAC this morning as one of its big-name speakers.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In