Michelle Obama - Michelle Obama Booed At Nascar Event21 November 2011
Michelle Obama Booed At Nascar Event
ABC reports that the pair stood beside retired Army Sgt. Andrew Barry and his family ahead of starting the race. Barry served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, being wounded in both but sympathy for him was drowned out by the reaction to Obama as the economic situation in America tightens at the same time the Republicans seek to find a candidate to challenge the current term holder.
Oddly the incident was downplayed by much of the press, with a source saying that there was no discernible booing, more a "loud chaotic program with jets flying over and tons of noise." They fared better at a pre-race meeting with the drivers, getting a standing ovation following a speech to them during which the First Lady praised Nascar for being "amazing in terms of its support, not just today but every day, for military families."
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