Your support makes MPR News possible. Give Now Former Gov. Pawlenty reflects on life in politics Politics St. Paul, Minn. · Oct 11, 2011 Listen 53min 54sec Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Mary Pawlenty MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson Former GOP presidential candidate and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sits down with MPR's Gary Eichten to reflect on his failed presidential bid, his two terms as governor ... and his future career in — or out — of politics.