Friday, April 28, 2006

next bush will be trying to control the radio stations ...

U.S. anthem in Spanish doesn't thrill Bush
Apr 29, 2006

U.S. President George W. Bush says, "The national anthem ought to be sung in English."

A Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, Nuestro Himno, hit the airwaves yesterday. It was recorded this week by several Latin American pop stars, and its rhythm and instrumentation come straight out of Latin pop.

Released the week that the U.S. Congress returned to debate immigration reform, Nuestro Himno is intended to be an anthem of solidarity for the movement that has drawn hundreds of thousands to march peacefully for immigrant rights in cities across the country.

Bush told reporters yesterday, "I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English."

Adam Kidron, a British music producer, says he came up with the idea to honour millions of immigrants seeking a better life in the United States.

"It's the one thing everybody has in common," he said, "the aspiration to have a relationship with the United States ... and also to express gratitude and patriotism to the United States for providing the opportunity."