Washington, D.C. – Nothing can be more controversial and embarrassing than a public performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that has gone awry –from Roseanne Barr’s disrespectful rendition to Christina Aguilera’s mixed-up lyrics to Hillary Clinton’s open mike fiasco.
Experts agree that the U.S. National Anthem is one of the most difficult to sing not only because its lyrics make no utter sense to 9 in 10 Americans, but also because the melody requires someone with a super-stretched vocal range.
A group of citizens has had enough of these embarrassing moments. It has sent a petition to The White House to replace “The Star-Spangled Banner” with Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” The petition, posted in The White House web site, contends that the Cyrus song is much more easy to remember and has a more upbeat melody.
During a surprise visit to The White House press room, President Barack Obama indicated that he is leaning towards making the national anthem change through an Executive Order. Pressed by reporters on why he favors “Party in the USA,” Obama said: “Our national anthem should represent a celebration of our greatness as a nation, our resiliency as a people, and our party attitude which is the hallmark of our social fabric.”
Obama added: “Imagine an American standing atop the Olympic medal stand while our national anthem is played, or being in the bleachers of a packed baseball arena with thousands and thousands of partying fans. It will be quite a riot! That’s what America is all about.”
As of press time, the petition has gained a whopping 1,197 signatures. People can still sign on to the petition through the White House Petitions Web Page.