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By the Left Coast Rebel
Nascar stars pass on a White House photo-op with Dear Leader:
President Barack Obama will honor NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and the 11 other Chase drivers from last year in a White House ceremony on Wednesday – but nearly half of the 2010 playoff contenders won't be there.
NASCAR said Thursday that five drivers – Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart – will not be attending the White House visit due to "schedule conflicts."
I have to laugh out loud over the Nascar story author's feigned sense of surprise:
Uh, actually, no, genius. They probably aren't that busy. And it is precisely there sense of patriotism that likely makes them feel ill even contemplating being in the same room as this arrogant, elitist, incompetent-leftist man so anathema to patriotic American values. It would me, too.
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.