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Kenneth2/04/2009 6:45:24 am PST

Informality Excess: Obama Replacing ‘Hail to the Chief’ With Sting’s ‘Desert Rose’

“He’s not a ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ kind of guy,” says press secretary Robert Gibbs of the new president.

To many Americans, this excessive informality suggests a real distaste for “official” or “patriotic” music, not to mention the Marine band that plays it.

Obama to America: I’m just not that into you.

Are you’re curious what the Algerian singer Cheb Mani sings in Arabic in Desert Rose?


Oh night oh night
It’s been too long
That I’ve been looking for my loved one
That I’ve been looking for my loved one
That I’ve been looking for my loved one
Peace peace
You have my life
No one other than you
No one other than you
My night, oh night