"We want to see the race, not Bush!" shouted someone in the crowd.
"Why didn't that SOB stay in Washington?" screamed Doug Shelby, the loudest of the voices.
This is Bush's base?
Overhead, Lee Greenwood sang "God Bless the USA." The crowd started chanting obscenities.
After LeAnn Rimes sang the national anthem, the crowd above the grandstands started cheering; those below booed.
Then Bush's motorcade drove by. One middle finger went up in the crowd, then another, and soon they were everywhere.
As the crowd scattered to their seats, one of the few black fans I spotted at the racetrack ran by and saw me scribbling in my notepad. "Writing for a newspaper?" she asked. Before I could respond, she shouted, "Tell them Bush sucks!" Then she disappeared back into the fray.
Wednesday, February 18
Does Anyone Have Pictures Or Video Of Any Of This?
Matt Thompson went to the Daytona 500 and saw some NASCAR dads (and sons and daughters and wives) who weren't all too pleased with President Buttrumpet's guest shot.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 9:46 PM