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Tim Pawlenty cracks wise with Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' [Video]

Pawlenty told Stewart he's running for president of his youth soccer league, and he's all in favor of "iCollege"
Pawlenty told Stewart he's running for president of his youth soccer league, and he's all in favor of "iCollege"

It was another day, another dodge on questions about his presidential aspirations when Gov. Tim Pawlenty made his much-ballyhooed first appearance on "The Daily Show" last night.

"Now, this is the end of your second term as Minnesota governor?" host Jon Stewart asked him.

"Yes."

"So you're coming around on a farewell from public life tour, unless there's an announcement you'd like to to make?"

"Yeah. I'm going to run for president ... of my youth soccer league."

"What?"

From there, T-Paw makes his pitch for lower taxes, more effective government -- and "iCollege."

Wait. iCollege?

The fact checking will come later, but for now here's the raw video from the opening segment of the show. (Parts 2 and 3 after the jump.)

 Throughout the interview, Stewart, true to his reputation, navigated the interview between political humor and public policy wonkishness. Here's Part 2:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Tim Pawlenty Unedited Interview Pt. 2
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

How, Stewart wants to know in the next clip, can you have a state represented by both Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Michele Bachmann? With 10,000 lakes, "How come you're not drowning each other?"

Watch:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Tim Pawlenty Unedited Interview Pt. 3
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

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