Today Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said that President Bush “has never supported making English the national language.” But earlier this morning, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said Bush supported efforts in the Senate to do just that:
As you know, there were actually a couple of amendments that came up yesterday, an Inhofe amendment and also a Salazar amendment. And what has come out of that is a description of English as the national language. And I think — and we have supported both of these. … And I think both of these amendments are consistent with that stated presidential desire.
The text of the amendment Snow said Bush supports:
The government of the United States shall preserve and enhance the role of English as the national language of the United States of America.
Looks like the White House message machine is broken.