Cowell & Saban share something in common

What do American Idol star Simon Cowell and Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban have in common?

If you guessed churlish, you are right, but that isn’t the answer this time.

Cowell and Saban are too busy for presidents.

When Nick Saban was running the Miami Dolphins, he was too busy to have dinner with George Bush. And according to the Drudge Report, Cowell said no to dinner with president Barack Obama. Here is a screen capture of the Drudge Report headline:

Simon Cowell on Drudge Report

When Saban turned down Bush, the Washington Post gleefully trumpeted: Dolphins’ Saban snubs Bush for dinner.

Whatever you might think of Cowell or Saban, at least both of them have the good sense to avoid contact with politicians.

Here is the YouTube of Cowell claiming to turn down the president: