“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with singing [the national anthem] in Spanish.”
-- First Lady Laura Bush, CNN interview, 5/3/06
“I think it should be sung in English, of course.”
-- Laura Bush, speaking just 25 seconds later in the same interview, 5/3/06
Here's the deal, folks.
With the American Hispanic population growing at a rate that surpasses all other ethnicities, we should be fucking glad some Latino thought enough of America to write a Spanish edition of a national anthem.
I wouldn't care if some Islamic fundamentalist American wrote an American anthem in whatever language he or she speaks, as long as it involves reverence for America and promotes freedom, liberty and all the things we're supposed to stand for.
Hell, I wish some enterprising rapper would write a hiphop version of the national anthem. The NBA could really use a peppier opening song.