Four NASCAR Drivers have the manhood that Congressional Republicans don’t have. They declined Obama’s invitation to a White House ceremony next Wednesday to honor NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and 11 other Chase drivers.
Originally it was five drivers – Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart – who said “no” to the invitation because of “schedule conflicts”. Then yesterday, Busch said he will attend the White House cerermony after all.
Jeff Gluck of SB Nation is sputtering with outrage. Dripping with sarcasm, he writes, September 1, 2011:
“They must be very busy people. Regardless of one’s political views, the president is still the president – and an opportunity to speak with the leader of the free world is a rare and special one.
You’d think whatever photo shoots or sponsor appearances these drivers have lined up on Wednesday afternoon – if that’s indeed the reason – could be rescheduled. After all, this is the President of the United States we’re talking about here.
For a sport that prides itself on patriotism, having so many drivers turn down the president’s invitation simply seems strange.”
Spare me your outrage, Gluck. Patriotism is not measured by whether one accepts an invitation from that imposter.
It’ll be interesting to see if the other four will buckle under pressure and suddenly discover that their “schedules” will allow them to attend the ceremony, after all.
H/t my dear friend Bill O.