Monday, November 21, 2011

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden booed at NASCAR championship

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden at the car-racing league’s season-ending event in Florida.

The First and Second Ladies were at the Homestead Miami-Speedway on Sunday to honor military families and draw support for their Joint Forces program, an initiative to get jobs for veterans.

Serving as grand marshals with a retired Army sergeant and his family, the two women shrugged off the jeers, beaming broadly as they announced, "Gentleman, start your engines!"

The pair had received a warmer welcome at a pre-race meeting, where drivers gave them a standing ovation, The Associated Press reported.

The First Lady hailed NASCAR for being “amazing in terms of its support, not just today but every day, for military families."


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