Saturday, April 29, 2006

Bush: Immigrants should learn to sing national anthem in American, like Jesus intended

OK, so that's not exactly what he said. But still:

"I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English," Bush said in response to a question, "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."

I understand the bit about learning English, but - why, exactly, should they "learn to sing the national anthem in English?" Hell, most native-born Americans can't sing the damn thing.

Also: If immigrants should be required to learn English, shouldn't our president set an example and learn to speak English himself?

From the same article:

However, Bush said in the Rose Garden on Friday that he doesn't believe "there's any [gasoline] rip-off taking place." He added, "It's the role of the Federal Trade Commission to assure me that my inclination and instincts is right."

Is our immigrants learning?

That quote is also notable in that Bush sets forth his personal philosophy of government - that it's the job of federal agencies to assure him that he's right.


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