Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Can't Have it Both Ways

Last week, after being asked his thoughts about a British music producer's new version of the National Anthem in Spanish. Bush stated ""I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English. And I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English, and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English."

But yesterday the Washington Post, reported, under the headline "Administration Is Singing More Than One Tune on Spanish Version of Anthem," he has he hasn't always felt this way. An excerpt...

In his book, “American Dynasty,” Kevin Phillips wrote that Bush “would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Spanish, sometimes partying with a ‘Viva Bush’ mariachi band flown in from Texas.”

The article also quotes Leonard Rodriguez, who was national director of Hispanic Coalition for Bush/Cheney 2000:

“Honestly, I don’t remember him ever singing the national anthem in Spanish,” said Leonard Rodriguez ... “I can’t see any of his advisers recommending it.” But he added: “They may have played it. That’s certainly in the realm of possibility.” And Rodriguez said he does not recall Bush ever objecting to it.

Looks like another attempt to distract us from Iraq and $3.00 a gallon gas sorta backfires. Watch out for more distraction attempts (a pre-emptive nuclear attack?) as the administration's desperation continues and the midterm elections approach.

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