According to the commenters over at Michelle Malkin’s blog (but not necessarily Michelle herself), you have to be a conservative to appreciate the song played for the arrival of the Pope at the White House, the Civil War-era patriotic song, “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

The highly religiously themed song seems appropriate to welcome a reigning pontiff, but that’s not why I appreciate the song.  Not being very religious, I don’t care much about its lyrics.  I care more about the music, and BHotR has some awesome music.

It’s a very powerful piece, and listening to it twice over just now really set up the rest of my day for me.  Take that as you will.

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