Sounds like House Majority Leader Skip Stam, R-Wake, will be watching American Idol tonight to see if Garner native Scotty McCreery makes it into the top three.
After Rep. Deborah Ross, D-Wake, made (yet another) announcement reminding House members to cheer for Scotty tonight, Stam stood up to ask if "Scotty" was a terrier. (Stam, according to his own staff, has never watched American Idol.)
Ross's comeback was quick: "I'm sure he's gotten more votes from your district than you ever have."
An hour or two later, Stam sent out the following press release:
NC House Majority Leader says, “Watch Scotty”
Since the end of today’s legislative session I have learned a lot about Scotty McCreery. After talking to EVERYONE, I realized what a popular and talented young man he is.
I’ll be sure to watch tonight. I have alerted my family, Facebook and Twitter friends to do the same.
After he wins, I hope to cheer him on in Garner.
Sounds like somebody got an earful. Maybe two.