Tuesday, February 3, 2009

President Obama Replaces "Hail To The Chief" With Sting's "Desert Rose"... No Really, He Did, Seriously, True Story

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The Arabic language song "Desert Rose" will be played at public events instead of the traditional "Hail to the Chief."

NewsBusters and Mark Knoller reported:

On Day One of his presidency, everywhere Mr. Obama went they played "Hail to the Chief" for him – but not since. In fact the U.S. Marine Band's duties at the White House over the last 10 days appear to have been dramatically downsized.

Instead of the usual contingent of trumpets, tubas and drums, a single piano player now provides musical interludes before and after the president's appearance.

And the tunes have little connection to the military marching music of John Phillips Souza [sic] that is the usual accompaniment to presidential appearances. These days the pianist's repertoire includes Cole Porter's "Night and Day" and Sting’s "Desert Rose."

"He's not a 'Pomp and Circumstance' kind of guy," says press secretary
Robert Gibbs of the new president.
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)

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