I gather Christina Aguilera word-salad'd the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner, upsetting the delicate sensibilities of all patriots, especially the only true patriots, conservative bloggers.Good thing he doesn't rely on traffic for a living or he might go hungry, although judging by his immense girth I doubt that's ever happened. Anyway, since criticism of Aguilera swept the nation since last night, it's unclear how the justified uproar has anything to do with patriotism.
I feel that in the future only American singers should be asked to screech the Anthem at the Super Bowl, for only they, as Americans, have earned the birthright and privilege to screw up those lyrics, as Francis Scott Key and Jimi Hendrix's burning guitar intended.Far be it from me to question Key or Hendrix. In fact, I find the rendition performed by Hendrix to be one of the few acceptable variations. But what's this about only Americans being allowed to sing the anthem? Who implied anything like that? Nobody much cares about your ethnicity when singing the anthem. Just try not to mess up the lyrics and sing it as it was intended. Chances are better you won't destroy a song meant to be sung in 75 seconds rather than screeching for twice as long.
One wonders if this slob even realizes Aguilera is very much an American. Who was born on Staten Island. Then again, one might not expect a college dropout like Wolcott to be too bright. Haven't heard much from Wolcott since he called Juan Williams an Uncle Tom. Wolcott's one of a dying breed of the true racists, liberal bloggers.