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Jimmie Johnson finally going to White House
www.thatsracin.com ^ | 8/1/09 | Jim Utter

Posted on 08/04/2009 2:45:55 AM PDT by personalaccts

Jimmie Johnson finally going to White House By Jim Utter - jutter@charlotteobserver.com Saturday, Aug. 01, 2009

More NASCAR news LONG POND, Pa. - Reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is finally going to get his White House visit for winning the 2009 title but he’s going to have company.

The White House press secretary’s office announced late Friday that President Barack Obama will host a gathering Monday afternoon on the South Portico of the White House with Johnson, all the members of last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup field as well as some former series champions, including Dale Jarrett and Darrell Waltrip.

Also on hand for the 4:30 p.m. meeting will be one of Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets.

“It’s a big honor for our sport to go to the White House. With the way things have changed in the automotive industry, I think it will be good to go up and be face-to-face with the president and let him see the personalities and understand that we’re real people and a real sport,” said Johnson.

“Hopefully, we’ll have a chance to express the importance of racing, not that we’re going up there to politic for anything. Obviously with the president being who he is and all the boundaries that were knocked down through this election, it’s a good day for NASCAR and us as individuals to go up and experience this.”

Typically, the Cup series champion gets a visit to the White House but Johnson’s visit had been delayed by Obama’s transition after winning election last November.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bho44; chevrolet; hendrick; nascar; obama; racing
Will Jimmy Johnson fly to Washington on a private plane?
1 posted on 08/04/2009 2:45:55 AM PDT by personalaccts
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To: personalaccts

Naturally, he flies everywhere on a private plane. So what?


2 posted on 08/04/2009 2:53:16 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: personalaccts
Will Jimmy Johnson fly to Washington on a private plane?

It's Jimmie with an ie. And who cares if he takes a private jet?

I hope Jimmie enjoys the honor of visiting the WH. It's just too bad he'll be greeted by a racist fraud like Hussein.

3 posted on 08/04/2009 3:10:02 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: personalaccts
President Barack Obama will host a gathering Monday afternoon on the South Portico of the White House with Johnson, all the members of last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup field as well as some former series champions, including Dale Jarrett and Darrell Waltrip.

This is as big a PR sham as Clinton coming out of church with a bible every time a scandal began to bubble up.

It's hard to square this activity with his comment about bitter angry people clinging to their guns.

He's pushing hard to get Joe & Mary Sixpack to buy in to the Health Care scam -- next he'll comment about his great love of the sport and Biden will demonstrate parallel parking.

4 posted on 08/04/2009 3:21:35 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: personalaccts

Note it is Obamah’s 48th birthday...


5 posted on 08/04/2009 3:23:06 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: personalaccts

He won the 2009 title?

Um, OK


6 posted on 08/04/2009 3:25:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: personalaccts
Hey Jimmie.
Bring cash or credit. White House accepts both.
7 posted on 08/04/2009 3:29:55 AM PDT by chemicalman ("There's a sucker born every minute", PTB, "They all voted for Obama", CM.)
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To: personalaccts

How’s this for six degrees? In the 1970s, I played in a rock band in Tampa at a club owned by one of JJ’s assistant coaches, who later became a rock empresario. That guy, 30 years later, saw me on FOX and contacted me out of the blue.


8 posted on 08/04/2009 3:32:24 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: personalaccts

First question why would he want to meet Obama?


9 posted on 08/04/2009 3:35:13 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: personalaccts

Appears obozo looking for (obozocare) support from the NASCAR crowd...


10 posted on 08/04/2009 3:38:05 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Vaduz
Why would he want to meet Obama?

The meeting is so the WH Car Czar can introduce the drivers to the cars they'll be racing next year..."The Car of the Greenie-Weenie"


11 posted on 08/04/2009 3:47:21 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Vaduz
First question why would he want to meet Obama?

To put him into the wall in turn 1?

12 posted on 08/04/2009 3:52:18 AM PDT by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success.)
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To: South40

So why legitmize Zero by going?

If he wants to go to the white House so bad, join a tour.


13 posted on 08/04/2009 4:00:23 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: personalaccts

Even though I would want to visit the White House, there is no way I would go with Zero there.


14 posted on 08/04/2009 4:02:21 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: personalaccts
Zero didn't need Nascar champs when he first occupied the WH, so no invitation to visit.

After the Gates fiasco, he needs to show those who are doubting that he really likes "whitey," contrary to his unscripted actions.

15 posted on 08/04/2009 4:02:59 AM PDT by Texas Jack
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To: meyer

HOPE so


16 posted on 08/04/2009 4:03:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: personalaccts

Any relation to Jim Thompson?


17 posted on 08/04/2009 4:09:37 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: personalaccts

What does Obozo know or even care about racing? This is publicity pure and simple. And, if any of these guys going had any sense they would see they are being used by the creep in the WH.


18 posted on 08/04/2009 4:09:50 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: LS
How’s this for six degrees? In the 1970s, I played in a rock band in Tampa at a club owned by one of JJ’s assistant coaches, who later became a rock empresario. That guy, 30 years later, saw me on FOX and contacted me out of the blue.

Not the same Jimmy Johnson.

In the late 70's in Tampa Fl. I would watch a rock band called Ruckus. Had a really tall guy with long blond hair that played bass.

19 posted on 08/04/2009 4:13:41 AM PDT by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: NormsRevenge

PING!!


20 posted on 08/04/2009 4:51:56 AM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court House...........America's Axis of Evil)
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To: personalaccts

Sorry 0 but the race was rain delayed to yesterday/Monday so no visit to WH. Some drivers had ‘other’ engagements so wouldn’t be able to go. :)

Rescheduled to the 19th I think - but don’t really care!


21 posted on 08/04/2009 5:05:47 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Brickyard will become a road course next year - wait for it.)
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To: cripplecreek
He won the 2009 title? Um, OK

He a good driver but I didnt realize he was that good.

22 posted on 08/04/2009 5:21:03 AM PDT by Long Island Pete (Stupidity is in the DNA of liberals.)
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To: Long Island Pete

He also won it in 07 and 06. Three in a row. Yes, he is that good.


23 posted on 08/04/2009 5:28:17 AM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: taillightchaser

I think they are poking fun at the wrong year. 2009 season isn’t over, :-)


24 posted on 08/04/2009 5:32:09 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: personalaccts

Didn’t he have a couple of country acts last week?
He’s really going for the “clingers” vote, eh?


25 posted on 08/04/2009 5:33:17 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: WestCoastGal

I imagine that NASCAR is holding its breath. Many involved with the sport own dealerships. It is likely that Dodge will disappear in 2010. A maverick like Tony Stewart, who drives a Chevrolet, just might take it unkindly to get booed driving a government car. Then there is the question of sponsorship, and attendance. I noted one car at Pocono without a sponsor, and there might have been others. They say attendance is down, but it is hard to tell. Look out, a rocky road ahead.


26 posted on 08/04/2009 5:34:12 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: sausageseller

No, you’re not understanding what I said. This asst. coach to THE Jimmy Johnson was a club owner who then went into rock promotion-—I have his diary/book in my possession. He also worked with Barry Switzer at OU before he became a Cowboy.


27 posted on 08/04/2009 5:55:00 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Roccus

Thanks. I’ll link this in the race thread coming later today. nice pics above,, perhaps prophetic. ;-)


28 posted on 08/04/2009 9:37:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: taillightchaser

You do realize that the article says he won the 2009 Championship. The season isnt even over.


29 posted on 08/04/2009 10:45:39 AM PDT by Long Island Pete (Stupidity is in the DNA of liberals.)
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To: personalaccts

This comes from Obama’s personal MSM network NBC. Barf!

Obama is a NASCAR Guy

The president looked more comfortable with the NASCAR guys than his predecessor did.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/Obama-Is-A-NASCAR-Guy-53737557.html


30 posted on 08/20/2009 6:22:36 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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