Meet The Newer, Tougher, CPAC-Version of Tim Pawlenty

One of the most entertaining things about watching CPAC every year is witnessing generally milquetoast Republicans show up and turn into right-wing bomb throwers in an attempt to prove the conservative bona fides to the ultra-right wing activists who attend the conference.

This year it was Tim Pawlenty’s turn to remake himself into a tough guy who is willing to stand up to America’s enemies … and he actually gets a forty five second ovation for simply saying that America needs to project strength: