Monday, November 21, 2011

NASCAR rednecks boo Michelle Obama

Classy. Very classy.

And why was the First Lady at the Homestead-Miami Speedway yesterday? As ABC News reports, she and Jill Biden, grand marshals for the race, were there "as part of their charitable campaign to support military veterans and their families":

The Associated Press reported that the two women received a standing ovation at the pre-race meeting with drivers, during which Obama said NASCAR was "amazing in terms of its support, not just today but every day, for military families."

Before the race, the first lady addressed a barbeque for military families that NASCAR had invited to the event.

"Everyone around the country is focused on you. And this isn't just an effort today," she said. "Jill and I through Joining Forces, we want to make this a part of the dialogue in this country forever. Whether Jill or I are here or not, whether this administration is here or not, this is about the way we want this country to talk about our troops, veterans and military families forever. We want you to feel that appreciation and that gratitude so that you know your sacrifice is not in vain."

A good cause, to be sure, though the drooling rednecks obviously didn't give a shit.

Mediaite has the clip:

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  • I don't think it was all of the fans, that sounded like a few hundred AT most.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:46 PM  

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