Bush Sings the Spanish Star-Spangled Banner Before Condemning It
Out of all the immigration angles CNN could have explored last night, they chose to spend about five minutes hosing a 'debate' about the Spanish version of the Star-Spangled Banner. Politicians are busy debating the issue as if it's the most important piece of the complex immigration puzzle.
I guess I'm jumping on the bandwagon by posting these quotes provided by the American Progress Action Fund, but I couldn't resist. I'm sure someone on Fox will point on Bush's little flip flop:
"I think the National Anthem ought to be sung in English."
"When visiting cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, or Philadelphia, in pivotal states, [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."
-Kevin Phillips, "American Dynasty," describing then-Gov. George W. Bush during his 1999 presidential campaign
Update: Here's even more proof of the hypocrisy over at Daily Kos.