Wednesday, May 03, 2006
George Bush, the Pander Bear
After getting all worked up about the thought of the national anthem being sung in Spanish, it turns out W sang the song in Spanish HIMSELF while on the campaign trail, pandering for Hispanic votes. Personally, I don't see any need to translate the anthem -- English should work just fine for all Americans, no matter what language they grew up speaking -- but it's just another example of how completely disingenous our President is. I also think it's another example of how the administration uses cheap tactics (in this case, jingoism) to distract people from larger, more important issues.