Tim Pawlenty on Newsfeed - Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty officially declared his run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination today. Wow you guys, we were so close, had a Minnesota Governor declared in 2003, it would have been Jesse “The Body Ventura,” and the war on terror would have had a sweet headlock headed its way. Pawlenty goes by the nickname T-Paw which, believe it or not, was not given to him by rapper Lil’ Wayne. I’m not comfortable voting for a presidential candidate with a nickname that sounds like something that would have been on the back of a beer league softball jersey. I’d vote for T-Paw to hold my legs on a keg stand… but not to hold the fate of the free world.