Bush’s highly-scripted 2001 inaugural ceremony
actually featured a rendition of the national anthem sung in Spanish
by Jon Secada.
From Cox News Service, 1/18/01:
The opening ceremony reflected that sentiment.
A racially diverse string of famous and once famous performers
entertained Bush, soon-to-be First Lady Laura Bush, Vice President-elect
Richard B. Cheney and his wife, Lynne, who watched on stage from
a special viewing area. Pop
star Jon Secada sang the national anthem in English and Spanish.
Apparently, Secada singing the
anthem in Spanish was a regular feature of the Bush campaign.
From the 8/3/00 Miami Herald:
The nominee, his wife Laura, erstwhile rival John
McCain and his wife Cindy joined Bush on a platform where children
sang the national anthem - in “Spanglish,” Secada explained.