…And "Mack the Knife" Oughta Only Be Sung in the Original Kraut


The national anthem should be sung in English–not Spanish–President Bush declared Friday, amid growing restlessness over whether to grant legal status to immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

"One of the important things here is that we not lose our national soul," the president exclaimed.

A Spanish language version of the national anthem was released Friday by a British music producer, Adam Kidron, who said he wanted to honor America's immigrants….

"I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English," Bush said.

Don't sweat it, Dubya, immigrants–even the Mexican ones who freak people's shit so much–overwhelmingly do learn English. And basically at the same generational rate as European immigrants did.

Whole thing here.

Some thoughts on mandating English for furriners here and here.

Mack the Knife stuff here.