Let the Eagle Soar
|"Let the Eagle Soar"|
|Song by John Ashcroft|
|Published||February 23, 2002|
|Released||February 23, 2002|
|Recorded||February 23, 2002|
|Lil' John Ashcroft|
"Let the Eagle Soar" is a song written by former Missouri Senator and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, who is seen singing the song at a Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary function on February 23, 2002. The song was sung during President of the United States George W. Bush's second inauguration in January 2005 by Guy Hovis, a vocalist from the 1970s variety program The Lawrence Welk Show.
On July 4, 2011 Angela McKenzie, a singer and radio personality of the syndicated program Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie, quietly released a contemporary Country music version of the song as a digital download with the official approval and blessing of John Ashcroft.
John Ashcroft sang in The Singing Senators, a group of U.S. Senators who sang as a barbershop quartet.
In popular culture
- "Let the Eagle Soar" was sung by lil' John Ashcroft on an episode of Lil' Bush.
- It has also been frequently mocked on late-night comedy shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and the Late Show with David Letterman.
- It is part of Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.
- The full uncut video of 'Let the Eagle Soar' on YouTube
- CNN video of John Ashcroft singing "Let the Eagle Soar"
- "Ashcroft rallies troops with song"
- "Staff cry poetic injustice as singing Ashcroft introduces patriot games"
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- "The Justice Department on music"
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