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December 12, 2011

O'Malleys invite Lady Gaga to dinner

Maryland's first couple extended an informal dinner invitation to Lady Gaga via twitter this afternoon.

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.
Posted by Annie Linskey at 4:10 PM | | Comments (1)


I hope if she accepts the family will make some sort of dress code request.

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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