|Bush Brings Smile to
Millions of American Faces
President Bush today surprised and delighted lots of ordinary Americans just like you and me when he issued a rare presidential pardon for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Earnhardt was fined $10,000 and 25 NASCAR points earlier this month for using the word 'shit'. Under the NASCAR ranking system, those twenty-five points will drop Earnhardt to second place, and could cost him up to five million dollars in lost revenue. Don't ask me how this works. I'm not interested enough to find out.
The president, however, is. "It's just
wrong, it sends the wrong message to Americans, that one little slip of the
tongue could cost a man so much. Dale raced hard - real hard - to earn those
points. I think we need to take a real close look at the context here. Dale
was honoring his father with these remarks. When they asked him how he felt
about winning Talladega - and I was watching at home, it was one jimbang of a
race - he said 'Well
it don't mean shit right now, Daddy's done won here 10 times so, I gotta do
©2004, Mark Hoback