Local TV Reporter Tells Obama He Would be a ‘Big Hit’ on American Idol
June 12, 2012 - 12:34 pm
WJXT’s Tom Wills does not want to become the next Brad Watson. After Watson, reporter at WFAA in Dallas, asked President Obama some tough questions in an interview last year, the White House warned reporters not to do that.
Lesson learned, says Tom Wills, who tossed President Obama a puffball so big it could blot out the sun.
“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.”
“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.”
Cringe-inducing video at the link.