“If you had to limit your artistic choices to just conservatives, we wouldn’t have a lot of choices. So you’ve got to be willing to tolerate different politics.”

Tim Pawlenty explaining his fondness for Lady Gaga (“go to the end of the HBO special and you watch her sing a cappella, ‘Born This Way’... she’s talented”) as well as the predictable Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, etc., in a beguilingly weird video interview with Glittarazzi, a D.C. nightlife blog that's curiously jaunting through Iowa these days. (That’s our colleague Amy Gardner just off-camera asking Pawlenty what his favorite Gaga song is, seeing as how he brought up the topic.)