At the World Series game on October 24, it was James Taylor who had the save of the night. The singer was there to lead the stadium in the national anthem, but instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner," he began singing "America the Beautiful." He's not the only star who's been caught in an awkward patriotic moment:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6o-AMClTXA" target="_blank">In a 2012 interview</a>, Barr told CNN"s Piers Morgan it was "a huge regret that was hard to come back from."" border="0" height="360" width="640"/>Comedian Roseanne Barr's disastrous rendition of the national anthem during a San Diego Padres game in July 1990 drew almost unanimous boos. In a 2012 interview, Barr told CNN's Piers Morgan it was "a huge regret that was hard to come back from."
But Whitney Houston hit the right notes at Super Bowl XXV in January 1991, stirring Americans' patriotic feelings during the Persian Gulf War. Her version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" reached the Billboard chart's Top 20 that year.
So now it's official. Sort of. U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R.La., is mulling a run for the Pelican State's governor's mansion next year.
This qualifies as "a senator said it, so it's news." Most everyone seems to have already concluded Vitter is running and has been planning to run for some time now. In fact, in a delicious little move, Louisiana Democrats have even copped the VitterForGovernor.com domain.
All of that is fine, as is his candidacy judging from poll numbers and cash and the like.