Monday, October 04, 2004


Sure this is pretty silly, but hey... let's pick on conservatives. Heaven knows they pick on us unmercifully.

The following is an excerpt from an article by Mike Harris / Associated Press :

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. was strangely subdued after his latest victory at Talladega Superspeedway.

Why? Junior put his newly acquired points lead in jeopardy by cursing during an interview with NBC. After dominating the EA Sports 500 on Sunday to take the Nextel Cup lead, Earnhardt erred - in Victory Lane, of all places.

"I'm worried about losing some points," said Earnhardt, who moved into the series lead by 13 points over Kurt Busch, who finished fifth Sunday.

Asked about the significance of his fifth victory at Talladega, Earnhardt said, "It don't mean s--- right now. Daddy's won here 10 times."

In February at Rockingham, NASCAR president Mike Helton told drivers to watch their language on radio and television. Less than a month later, Johnny Sauter was fined $25,000 and docked 25 points after cursing during a radio interview following the Busch Series race in Las Vegas.

"Johnny said it in a fit of anger. I said it in Victory Lane. I hope they understand that it was in jubilation and I know me and those other guys that got fined let it slip, but it's two different circumstances.

"I think that when you're happy and joyous about something and it happens, I think it's different than being angry and cursing in anger. Of course, we don't want to promote that."

Is it safe to assume that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is probably a conservative? I will take that leap, and I will assume so.

Could his public swearing be a trickle-down effect from Dick Cheney's infamous use of the "f-word" on the Senate floor? If you're a good enough conservative, it seems like it's o.k. to cuss whenever and wherever you want nowadays.

Maybe Edwards will get Cheney REALLY mad in their debate tomorrow, and The Dickster will let loose with a nice string of cuss words on national TV. Well... probably not, but it's fun to fantasize about!


Blogger J. Marquis said...

I have a feeling Edwards will really go after Cheney tonight. It will be the idealistic attorney vs. the dirty CEO.

In my opinion, all those "controlled" campaign appearances have put Dubya and Dickless at a disadvantage. They're used to everybody agreeing with them and if you puncture their arrogance they start to look real pinched and ugly.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Heh heh heh! I understand that the "town hall" debate crowd will be asking questions, and not all will be ones the candidates want to hear. I wonder how Bush will do in a situation like that!

6:21 PM  

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