This was shown on the 6 o'clock news tonight, as the final "whacky" item!
I don't think he should give up the day job just yet! :chuckle
Powell sings disco classic
From Slobodan Lekic in Jakarta
July 3, 2004
US Secretary of State Colin Powell donned a hard hat and tucked a hammer in his belt today to perform a version of the Village People's hit YMCA.
Mr Powell danced alongside five other US officials at the conclusion of Asia's largest security meeting - which tradition says ends with a night of skit and song.
In fancy dress, the Americans blasted out a version of the 1970s' disco classic to the delight of foreign ministers from across the Asia-Pacific and Europe.
"President Bush, he said to me, Colin I need you to run the Department of State. We are between a rock and a hard place," Mr Powell and his colleagues sang.
The after-dinner show is an annual highlight of the ASEAN Regional Forum, a time for ministers to loosen up after discussing security issues. Footage of the closed-door event was obtained by Associated Press Television News.
The traditional jamboree at the conclusion of the conference is closed to the press, but reporters regularly go out of their way to get the scoop.
The Associated Press
Jul 2, '04
You go Mr. Powell! I like Colin Powell a lot. Now if he would run for President, I'd have someone to vote for! :chuckle