Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty suprised three Glitterazzi reporters Wednesday with his knowledge of Lady Gaga.

The former Minnesota governor said that he was especially fond of Gaga's "Born this Way."

"In terms of the beat, I like 'Bad Romance,'" Pawlenty opined. "I got to say even though she is a little unusual, 'Born this Way' has got some appeal."

"She's actually very talented. 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."

"If you had to limit your artistic choices to just conservatives, we wouldn't have a lot of choices," he added.

It wasn't clear if the anti-gay rights Republican was aware that many consider "Born this Way" to be a gay anthem.

"No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life / I'm on the right track baby, I was born to survive," Gaga sings.

Pawlenty has pledged to support a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage and he opposed the repeal of the military's gay ban.

Watch this video from Glitterazzi, uploaded July 6, 2011.