Pawlenty compares conservatives to Tiger Woods’s betrayed wife

Jon Ward Contributor
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Tim Pawlenty found a way to keep himself in the news on the day his big speech to CPAC was about to be completely overshadowed, along with every other newsworthy event in America, by Tiger Woods.

He talked about Tiger.

Speaking less than an hour before Tiger’s 11 a.m. news conference in Florida, the Republican governor of Minnesota and potential GOP presidential candidate cast the conservative and Tea Party movements as Woods’ betrayed wife Elin.

“I think we can learn a lot from that situation. Not from Tiger, but from his wife,” Pawlenty said. “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, referencing the domestic dispute in November between Woods and his wife that brought the golfer’s many infidelities to light.

Pawlenty said President Obama’s agenda is threatening the freedom of every day Americans.

“When freedom is attacked … a powerful movement will rise up and fight back,” he said. “And that’s what happened. And I thank you for it.”

Tiger did, during his statement, angrily denounce rumors that Elin had scratched or hit him.

“Some people have speculated that Elin somehow hurt or attacked me on Thanksgiving night,” Woods said. “It angers me that people would fabricate a story like that. Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage, ever.”