President Obama has replaced "Hail to the Chief" with "Desert Rose". Seriously. Is the guy lampooning himself?
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 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."
I feel sorry for the Marine pianist who must have to leave his balls back at the barracks before reporting for duty.
I, and many conservatives, have gone out of our ways to proclaim our support for the Presidency even though we don't care for the President. It would be nice if Obama showed the same respect for the office he holds.
Also: A Gateway Pundit commenter points out appropriate "Desert Rose" lyrics:
Lyrics from the song. "I realize that things are not what they seem."