Stam: Scotty who?

Posted May 12, 2011 5:29 p.m. EDT
Updated May 12, 2011 5:43 p.m. EDT

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.