Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hide the children

Better sedate Hannity and Limbaugh. Now they're singing the Spanish version of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Ellis Island --

"We chose Ellis Island because of the obvious symbolism it has for the whole American immigrant experience," said New York-based British music producer Adam Kidron.

Kidron, 46, provoked a heated debate last month when his recording label, Urban Box Office (UBO), released "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem), a Spanish version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" which he hoped would become a rallying song for protest marches against immigration reform.

Shouldn't we be happy someone actually wants to sing the anthem, the most lyrically tortured of all national theme songs (and the most metrosexual ... "spangled?!?")?

Might as well call it "The Star-Bedazzled Banner."

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