Don’t be surprised if, while addressing both chambers, the joint chiefs of staff and the Supreme Court justices, President Barack Obama suddenly finds himself felled by cat scratch fever.
Nestled in the crowd at the invitation of Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, will be none other than rocker and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent.
The Nuge, the mind behind the 1970s rock anthem “Cat Scratch Fever” and a resident of Texas, has also allowed Stockman to act as his temporary press agent, and the congressman instructed the press to contact his office if anyone’s interested in talking to the Motor City Madman before or after the address.
“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House chamber to hear from President Obama,” he said. “After the address, I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”
To schedule an interview with Nugent, contact Senior Communications Adviser Donny Ferguson.
Nugent, an outspoken Obama critic, last year told the NRA’s meeting in St. Louis that if Obama was re-elected, the Nuge would be either dead or behind bars in a year’s time. The comment prompted a visit from the Secret Service. Strangely, this wasn’t enough to sway the election. America re-elected Obama, and the Nuge remains in good health and out of the hoosegow. As of press time, CQ Roll Call could find no evidence to suggest Nugent should expect incarceration in 2013.
Calls to Nugent and Stockman were not returned.