Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Cartoon #258: “English Anthem”

Title: English Anthem; Text: (Bush standing before U.S. Seal with the words E Pluribus Unum, says)
In April, a Spanish song inspired by the national anthem heated up the debate over illegal mexican immigration.

“I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English,” Bush said at an April 28 news conference in the Rose Garden. “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.”

It was soon remembered by some in the media that Bush’s scripted 2001 inaugural ceremony featured the national anthem sung in Spanish by Jon Secada. It was further reported that Secada sang the anthem in Spanish as a regular feature of the Bush campaign.

To that we simply say, “E Pluribus Unum.”

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