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Reporter to Obama: You should be on American Idol!

President Barack Obama concludes his remarks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, where he announced the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Obama White House routinely invites local news reporters to Washington for exclusive interviews with the president. Why? Well, maybe because they ask questions like this:

"Mr. President, we've heard you sing, we've seen you do stand up at the correspondents dinner." Tom Wills of WJXT in Jacksonville, Fla. stated.

"I was just wondering if you would give any thought to being on 'American Idol' or 'America's Got Talent'?" he asked. "You'd be a big hit Mr. President."

I smell a Pulitzer in your future, Tom.

Of course, uber-modest Obama responded:

"My wife and my daughters find me embarrassing enough when I start performing," Obama grinned. "They certainly don't want a large national audience seeing me in those kinds of situations. So I'm going to try to keep my singing to the shower most of the time."


h/t Charlie Spiering

Other local reporters file hard-hitting reports like this:

This morning the television stations established live reporting locations. The highlight was the appearance of First Dog Bo, who patiently posed for pictures and a few pets from reporters and photographers.

Bo is a Portuguese Waterdog. Check back later and tuned to WDBJ7 through out the day for updates, more photos and live reports from Hollani Davis at the White House at noon, 5, 6, and 11.


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