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McClellan Asked About Bush Singing National Anthem In Spanish

By ThinkProgress on May 2, 2006 at 2:09 pm

"McClellan Asked About Bush Singing National Anthem In Spanish"

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From a ThinkProgress commenter to the White House Press Briefing in just three hours. CNN’s Ed Henry is on the case:

HENRY: Scott, on Friday the president firmly said he believes the national anthem should be sung in English. Kevin Phillips, the Republican analyst, wrote a book called American Dynasty. And in there, he claims that, during the president’s 2000 campaign, he did sing The Star Spangled Banner in Spanish at some Hispanic festivals, various campaign events.

Are you aware that you recall that from the 2000 campaign?

MCCLELLAN: No, I don’t.

HENRY: Do you think that that would be counter to what the president laid out on Friday?

MCCLELLAN: I don’t recall that, and I’m not going to try and speculate on something I haven’t looked into.

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