At White House, Marine Band Plays ... Romney Song

Fourth of July celebration gets just a bit awkward
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2012 6:19 AM CDT
President Barack Obama holds up a baby while visiting with service members during the White House Independence Day celebration July 4, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – The White House Independence Day fete took a bit of an awkward turn yesterday: As President Obama was visiting with the service members gathered on the South Lawn, a subset of the Marine Corps band started playing Rod Atkins' "It's America"—which just so happens to be "one of Mitt Romney's main walkout songs," according to the White House pool report. Prior to that little snafu, the president had thanked the military families, The Hill notes, in a night that included a barbecue, fireworks, and a Brad Paisley concert.

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