Pawlenty starts trying out for presidential run on national TV

Just one day after Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced he won't seek a third term as Minnesota's top dog, he made two national TV appearances to talk state politics and start practicing his jabs at President Obama and comment on other national issues including the nomination of Sotomayor.

Pawlenty appears to be practicing for a future in national politics. You've got to start sometime. Check out the clips below.

Pawlenty on MSNBC, talking 2012 and Sotomayor:

Pawlenty on Fox News, talking about 2012, the auto industry, and the Minnesota U.S. Senate race: