Mrs. Insider took one look at Beyonce at Monday’s inaugural ceremonies and told me this was the case. But would I believe her? Oh, no. It couldn’t possibly be so. The tweet from Jim Acosta of CNN:
CNN has confirmed Times of London report that Beyonce lip-synched the National Anthem during #inaug2013
The Times report cites a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps Band.
Look, the lady has fine pipes and obviously came down with a case of nerves, complicated by a driving need for perfection. But at any inaugural, whether Democrat or Republican, it seems to me that the object should be authenticity rather than unrivaled excellence.
What was that line from Obama’s inaugural speech? Ah, yes:
“We must act, we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial.”
Otherwise, let’s just have Chuck Schumer say, “Roll tape.”
On the other hand, my AJC colleague Melissa Ruggieri, over at the Music Scene, has a different take. Check it out.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider