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NC House cheers McCreery

Posted May 26, 2011
Updated May 27, 2011

Robert’s Rules of Order, the parliamentary procedure handbook used by legislative bodies, dates back to 1876, so it doesn't address motions related to reality TV.

But that didn’t stop House Speaker Thom Tillis from officially recognizing Rep. Deborah Ross this afternoon “to announce the results of American Idol.”

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker,” Ross, D-Wake, replied. “Scotty won,” she said, cheering, while other House members applauded the news. (Ross represents parts of Garner, Scotty McCreery’s hometown.) NC House celebrates Scotty McCreery's Idol win NC House celebrates Scotty McCreery's Idol win

“I would also like to thank all the members of the General Assembly and the legislative staff who have been voting for Scotty,” Ross said. “And we know that Representative Stam’s votes in the last two weeks have put him over the top.”

Majority Leader Skip Stam, R-Wake, who got a lot of grief two weeks ago for not knowing who Scotty was, stood up next “to make an announcement."

"I got in trouble last time for going beyond the announcement,” Stam joked.

Stam and his grandsons attended McCreery's homecoming concert in Garner two weekends ago, and he's been tweeting his support for the Garner phenom ever since.

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  • Come On_Seriously May 27, 2011

    I must agree with Tarheel and Dolphin- Who cares? Had they been working hard and accomplishing what they said they would do, I'd give them a break. However, they continue to waste our time and tax dollars.

  • dlphnwmn8 May 27, 2011

    Oh ambygirl.....time and place for everything. Tillis stated with all the legislative reps present why would they waste their time on UI when they need to spend it working on the budget. As of May 31st a friend with family will be evicted. That is so much more important than announcing the outcome of a TV show that had already been announced the prior evening and during the morning news.

  • tarheelgrad1998 May 27, 2011

    Ambygirl - enjoyment in life? Um, they're on the clock, and we're paying them. If they want to celebrate on their own time, knock themselves out.

  • Ambygirl May 27, 2011

    Oh dlphnwnm8 and tarheelgrad-- give it a rest! Even these folks need to have some enjoyment in life! You all need to lighten up some and be proud that we have such a wonderful young man from our state. And you should be proud that even our representatives recognized it. Nice to have a positive story for a change. Makes me want to smile :)

  • dlphnwmn8 May 27, 2011

    Robert’s Rules of Order, the parliamentary procedure handbook used by legislative bodies, dates back to 1876, so it doesn't address motions related to reality TV.
    But that didn’t stop House Speaker Thom Tillis from officially recognizing Rep. Deborah Ross this afternoon “to announce the results of American Idol.”

    WOW....and extending UI benefits postponed till next week.

  • tarheelgrad1998 May 27, 2011

    Tax dollars hard at work, yet again.