T-Paw drops the Lady Gaga line


Put your T-Paws up! Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty turned the tables on a group of pop culture bloggers yesterday in Iowa. During an interview, he asked them about their fave Lady Gaga song. (Because why would you want to talk about your leadership record of a state that’s currently closed for business?)

In a blatant effort to appear “hip” and “connected with the youth,” T-Paw started rambling on and on about how the awesomeness of Mother Monster.

“Well you know, in terms of the beat, I like ‘Bad Romance,’” Pawlenty said. “I gotta say, even though she’s a little unusual, ‘Born this Way’ has some appeal. She’s actually very talented. Now if you go to the end of the HBO special, the Lady Gaga HBO special, and you watch her sing a cappella “Born This Way,” she can sing. She can definitely sing. She’s talented.”

Does he know what this song is about? His stance on LGBT issues suggests the opposite. More on that in tonight’s show.

In the words of Last Word Senior Producer John Nichols, “Just because you can name a Conway Twitty song, doesn’t mean you’d want the cast of Hee Haw governing the country.”