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Monday, December 11, 2017 10:29 am

Seeing governor on social media: Priceless

Niki Kelly | The Journal Gazette

Gov. Eric Holcomb was the star of two priceless videos on social media over the weekend.

The first was him paying up on a bet he made with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin about the Army-Navy college football game.

Holcomb -- a Navy guy -- had to do 14 pushups, which he videotaped alongside his Christmas tree and with a cameo from First Dog Henry. The form was a little sloppy at the end, but props for the governor for his sense of humor after the heartbreaking 14-13 loss.

A few hours later, Holcomb posted a video of him doing carpool karaoke with Pastor Rob Fuquay of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

Holcomb and Fuquay -- wearing a Santa hat -- croon first to Nat King Cole and then kick it up with Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town."

"You better be good for goodness sake," Holcomb sings in a deep bass.

Holcomb asks the man of the cloth whether all dogs really go to heaven, to which Fuquay can only say his dog probably won't be going to heaven.

"I've never had a more fulfilling job," Holcomb says of being governor and helping people.

The pastor also prods Holcomb to join his mother for services at St. Luke's.

"I'm just the messenger," Fuquay says. "You've got to come and join mom sometime."

The duo finish up with a little "Jingle Bell Rock."

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