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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

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."
-Bush, 5/2/06


"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.


At 5/02/2006 10:53 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

Not to mention Bush trying to speak Spanish many times. Funny, the anti-immigrant crowd forgot about that.

At 5/03/2006 10:33 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

I'm wondering what Kos had to say about this guy....


At 5/03/2006 10:39 AM, Anonymous p said...

Even Drudge has Bush singing en espanol on the front page! Is that a Mexican flag he's holding. The anti-immigrant right is going to love this.


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