Wednesday, July 02, 2008

It's Not The Anthem I Would Pick

Some idiot decided to sing whatever she wanted when she was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Denver State of The Union yesterday.

DENVER - Mayor John Hickenlooper's annual State of the City address may get more attention for what wasn't included than what was.

At the start of the event Tuesday morning, City Council President Michael Hancock introduced singer Rene Marie to perform the national anthem.

Instead, she performed the song "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," which is also known as the "black national anthem."

When she finished, the audience responded with mild applause. The national anthem was never performed.

Governor Bill Ritter (D-Colorado) discussed the incident on The Mike Rosen Show on 850 KOA on Wednesday morning, calling it "inappropriate."

I agree, it was inappropriate. I myself would have chosen another song as an anthem. Perhaps something like this:

Now, how can you go wrong with that? Everyone can get behind that song...

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