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Tim Pawlenty Confesses: I Love ‘Watching Two Guys … Pounding Each Other’

In his new book Courage to Stand, out today, now-former Minnesota governor and American presidential shamdidate Tim Pawlenty says that when he really needs a mental break, there’s nothing like HockeyFights.com, where videos are posted of dudes going at it. Pawlenty writes that he really enjoys “watching two guys, gloves down, helmets off, pounding each other while the ref stands back and lets it happen.” Oh my! The action, he acknowledges, can “seems barbaric” to the unfamiliar, but by watching the man-on-man videos he’s “learned lessons that have applied, surprisingly, to my career in politics.” [via; video posted February 2011]