Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Jose Can You See. . .

This (finally) just in! The U.S. Department of Education commissioned a Spanish language version of the The Star-Spangled Banner. . .in 1919! Speaking of which:

After going out of his way to ask recent Latino protesters to puh-leese sing the National Anthem in English and only in the mother tongue, it turns out that as a matter of course Boosh belted it out in Spanish on the barrio presidential campaign hustings. THIS---via Atrios' blog:

From Kevin Phillips' American Dynasty:
"When visiting cities like Chicago, Milwaukee or Philadelphia, in pivotal states, he [Boosh] would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in Spanish, sometimes partying with a "Viva Bush" mariachi band flown in from Texas."

Is there no end to the man's hypocrisy and stoopidity? Of course, he's proved guilty of far worse than that, but I rest my case.

As of this morning, there are more than 23,000 positive comments on www.thankyoustephencolbert.org . But still no coverage in the NYT of Colbert's instantaneously legendary turn at last Saturday's WHCA dinner. The one time a year that, in the words of Jon Stewart, "the President and the press corps consummate their loveless marriage." This year, thanks to Colbert, it ended up in a bout of rough sex. All that was missing were the whips and geese.

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