On Thursday's "Colbert Report," Stephen addressed the various GOP non-candidates who have yet to announce their heavily speculated presidential runs. After mocking Newt Gingrich's recent confession that he cheated on his wife because he loves America too much, Colbert turned his attention to lesser known non-candidate Tim Pawlenty.
Like many pre-candidates before him, Pawlenty is attempting to advance his national image with a new book, meaningfully entitled "Courage To Stand." But more importantly, having a new book means you have the opportunity to make a promo for it, and Pawlenty cranked out one that's part Obama-esque campaign ad and part Michael Bay summer blockbuster trailer. Colbert aptly summed it up with:
Tim Pawlenty may not be running for president of the United States, but he is clearly running for president of the next 'Transformers' movie.
Colbert went on to show another, similarly epic Pawlenty ad in support of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and finally revealed a heroic support ad of his own, assuring viewers, "If you're not epileptic, you will be after this."