Sunday, September 06, 2009

Down with Jazz

Polpourri: Fred Upton demands patriotic tunes return as U.S. House 'hold' music

Callers to the U.S. House are back to hearing patriotic tunes while on hold after a brief flirtation with jazz music was vetoed by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph.

Upton objected after the hold music was switched to a jazz CD on Aug. 11.

The original brassy, patriotic music was restored Tuesday. Jeff Ventura, spokesman for House Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Beard, says the music was changed as a test in case the phone system someday could let individual offices select hold music for their phones.

"We do not hate America," Ventura told The Associated Press.

He says the switch was made by House administrative staffers and did not involve Democratic leadership.

Ventura said Upton's objection has ended the experiment indefinitely.

2 comments:

Matt said...

Yea! Jazz wasn't invented by Americans! It was created by southern blacks in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, American law (Jim Crow) prevented these citizens from enjoying all the rights of a white American citizen. Only American music should be played for callers. Down with Jazz.

Roger said...

I've got Fred's new campaign slogan.

Meaningless Reformer

Hell is made for people like him.