O'Malleys invite Lady Gaga to dinner
Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lady Gaga share an interest in music, but the topic of conversation would be anti-bullying efforts. The governor and his wife, Katie O'Malley, launched an anti-bullying campaign a few months ago, and O'Malley recently asked other governors to join him in that effort.
The governor (or his tweeting staff) wrote: "@LadyGaga thanks for your advocacy against bullying. Katie & I would like to invite you to dinner to discuss eliminating bullying in MD."
Gaga recently visited the White House to discuss the same issue, which prompted the invite, according to O'Malley spokeswoman Takirra Winfield. "We thought that we would reach out to her," Winfield said.
The governor has no plans make a more traditional overture to the superstar singer.
Gaga isn't the only famous name O'M has dropped recently on his twitter feed. While in California for an annual Democratic Governors Association meeting and fundraiser, the governor made a trip to Palo Alto where he had his photo snapped with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. (Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is also in the picture.)
Plus -- and this did not come up at this morning's briefing on India -- O'Malley ran into Tom Cruise at the Taj Mahal. Here's a photo from the governor's Facebook page.