As if he hadn't distanced himself from gay rights activist Lady Gaga enough already, he added that he was only "subjected to" her music by his teenage daughters, although it has some "good qualities."
Gregory's question touches on a particularly loaded topic for GOP candidates at the moment. Michele Bachmann's husband, who has called gays "barbarians," is under fire over a new report in The Nation that his clinic engaged in "gay conversion therapy" to try to "cure" patients of their homosexual desires.
Pawlenty took a dig at Bachmann in his Meet The Press appearance, but over her sparse list of legislative accomplishments as a lawmaker.
"Well, I like Congresswoman Bachmann. I've campaigned for her. I respect her. But her record of accomplishment in Congress is nonexistent. It's nonexistent," he said. "And so we're not looking for folks who, you know, just have-- speech capabilities. We're lookin' for people who can lead a large enterprise in a public setting and drive it to conclusion. I've done that and she hasn't.