Saturday, April 29, 2006

The National Anthem in Spanish: Jose Can You See?

I am as American as a ho-ho, but is the recent Spanish National Anthem hoopla anything to take seriously? How does the National Anthem even go? Is it "Oh say can you see" or is it "Jose can you see"? Could be!

I forget.... But let's be honest: The last plausible champion of fluency in English is George W. Bush, and so quite possibly he may finally strike a compromise with all of the millions of marching angry immigrants (scheduled on May 1) to acknowledge that, after all, we are a diverse nation of bluebloods, blacks and migrant workers, ALL with varying degrees of English language mastery.

Below is a link from yesterday's CNN headline news which quotes our commander in chief (and this is a gem):
"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."

Many Americans, immigrants (legal and illegal) are wondering: "So how come Dubya doesn't have to learn English? As if George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States, even knows how to speak English." and
"A few days ago, Dubya denounced the Egyptian resort terrorist bombing as a hay-nee-ous crime. Ya think he actually meant heinous?"


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