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Gary Johnson: Iron Man, Entrepreneur, Politician - International Business Times

May 25, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson

From International Business Times:

While Barack Obama authorized the kill operation of Osama bin Laden, Gary Johnson – a 2012 presidential contender on the Republican side – probably could have hopped on the helicopter and done the job himself.

Iron Man

Johnson finished the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon five times and scaled some of the tallest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. Early in his adult life, he pursued a career as a professional skier (Reason).

He once stomped out a forest fire in Los Alamos with just his feet.

One time, to prove he can endure the cold, he shut himself inside a freezer.  On another occasion, he clamped an alligator clip on his tongue to prove his toughness against physical pain (Economist).

A Republican staunchly against unnecessary government regulation, he admits to running red traffic lights late at night when no one else is around.

He also thinks one should be able to go as fast as 140 miles per hour on lonely stretches of highways, although he didn’t admit to doing so himself (NPR).

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