Thursday, May 04, 2006

But...I and nod, smile and nod...

Yes, she's the most popular first lady in a long time (although anyone looks good when married to 32%. Come on, she gets points just cause we feel bad). And yes, she seems very nice and does good work helping kids read or whatever unthreatening thing it is first ladies not named Hillary do.

But come ON. Think independently. At least pretend.

Laura Bush, while being interviewed on CNN, was asked about the new spanish anthem by John King. Notice how she flips quicker than Kerry... (see the video here. It's classic.)

KING: One of the debates in the country right now is about immigration reform, illegal immigration. One of the controversies is this new Spanish language version of the national anthem. Your husband the president says he thinks it should only be in English. But if you go to the state department website you can find it, I think, in four languages. Secretary Rice says she’s heard rap versions.

MRS. BUSH: Well, we’ve all heard different versions like at the Super Bowl every year. I don’t think there is anything wrong with singing it in Spanish. The point is it’s the United States national anthem and what people want is it to be sung in a way that respects the United States and our culture. At the same time, we are a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of many, many languages, because immigrants come and bring their languages.

KING: Is that an issue you disagree with your husband? He says it should be sung in English.

MRS. BUSH: I think it should be sung in English, of course.

BAM! See that? She learned something from her husband: just be decisive, smile, and no one will notice you said something mind-numbingly stupid.

It's OK. She could have been confused. As we learned from Scotty McClellan, the Prez's spanish is "not that good."


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