First Couple Divided Over National Anthem

Here at Mixed Signals when we get a lot of comments on a post we like to stick with the topic (or, depending on your point of view, flog it to death).

So here's the latest on "Nuestro Himno," the controversial Spanish-language version of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Remember last Friday's comments by the president that the national anthem should be sung in English not Spanish? Today, NPR's White House correspondent and prolific blog contributor Don Gonyea reports that White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan was asked about reports that the president himself has sung the anthem in Spanish at events with Hispanic Americans. McClellan said Mr. Bush's Spanish is so bad that he couldn't possibly have sung it in Spanish.

And it looks like the talking points on "Nuestro Himno" haven't been coordinated at the White House.

On Wednesday, CNN's John King interviewed Laura Bush and asked her opinion on the anthem controversy. The first lady said she doesn't "think there's anything wrong with singing it in Spanish."

She said she's already heard many different versions of the national anthem, "like at the Super Bowl."

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