Bush: Anthem Should Be Sung in English
Posted on Apr 28, 2006
The president flatly rejected any formal recognition of a new Spanish-language version of the National Anthem.
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President Bush said Friday the national anthem should be sung in English ? not Spanish ? in a blunt rejection of a new Spanish-language version. He also expressed opposition to a national work stoppage called for Monday to dramatize the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy.
“I’m not a supporter of boycotts,” Bush said, while restating his support for a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws.
Bush made his comments at a Rose Garden news conference as a Spanish-language version of “The Star Spangled Banner,” hit the airways featuring artists such as Wyclef Jean, hip-hop star Pitbull and Puerto Rican singers Carlos Ponce and Olga Tanon.