"I guess what I am trying to do is take the monster and turn the monster into a fairy tale."
You might not love her music, or her antics, or her performance art, or her self-aggrandizing soundbytes, or even her manipulation of the spotlight. You might have no patience for the Britney-Warhol-glam-rock shenanigans or the Kabuki sendups or the blood or the accent. You can argue, as many have, that she's not doing anything others haven't done before her. You might just not give a damn about the latest pop-culture phenomenon. Well and good. But never let it be said that those who embrace Lady Gaga have no good cause. Even leaving aside the acoustic performances that sunk a thousand skeptics or the sunglass-free interview that won over Lindsay, take a few quotes from this L.A. Times profile: