Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty comes to The Daily Show to promote his new book Courage to Stand. In this interview, Stewart focuses the interview on political rhetoric and the content of news. He asks, "Does the rhetoric match the reality?"
Pawlenty was governor when the Republican National Convention was held in Minnesota (a highly militarized convention) and was on the short list of McCain's running mates. His book offers a narrative of his life growing up in Minnesota and sets forth his perspective on how to resolve the political issues facing Americans today.