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Pawlenty compares his White House run to bungee jump gone terribly wrong

Tim Pawlenty poked some fun at himself during an interview on Fox News on Monday morning. He said a viral video of a botched bungee jump actually looked a lot like his presidential campaign.
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Tim Pawlenty poked some fun at himself during an interview on Fox News on Monday morning. He said a viral video of a botched bungee jump actually looked a lot like his presidential campaign. Read more at Politico.

NBC says Pawlenty, now busy stumping for Mitt Romney, seems to be tapping into some charisma and confidence that was lacking in his own campaign. And he's enjoying some self-deprecation. "Don't feel too bad for Kris Humphries. His marriage lasted longer than my presidential campaign," said Pawlenty.

If you haven't seen it, here's the incredible video of a botched bungee jump (the 22-year-old woman survived):

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