Obama's Next Singing Gig: Inauguration Day?
White House press secretaries joke about what that means, though
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2012 10:36 AM CST
President Barack Obama sings before speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Apollo Theatre in the Harlem neighborhood of New York.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – President Obama has been singing a lot lately—first soul, then the blues—so when can we expect him to bust out in song again? White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has one cheeky theory, USA Today reports: "at the inauguration next year." Of course, that drew a quick response from George W. Bush's press secretary, Ari Fleischer, who tweeted, "I agree w Carney that O will be singing on Inauguration Day. Singing for his supper ... somewhere on the paid speaking circuit." Click to hear Obama's renditions of "Let's Stay Together" and "Sweet Home Chicago."