You thought the former governor of Minnesota and soon-to-be presidential candidate was a boring Midwestern milquetoast? Well strap in and prepare to have your mind blown:
I think what Pawlenty needs is to have all his speeches delivered through a microphone that gives it that distortion, as though he's broadcasting from a bunker between episodes of hand-to-hand combat. And maybe have F-16s do a flyover every time he steps into an Iowa living room to make his pitch. While TPM compared it to the trailer for "Armageddon," I think this may be the better comparison:
Let me go out on a limb here and say that this will not be the last moment of unintentional hilarity in the 2012 Republican primary.
-- Paul Waldman