Beep-Beep, Beep-Beep — Well, Maybe Not

It’s the centennial of the Indy 500, and guess who’s the guest of honor!

A groundswell of pressure is starting to build on Indianapolis 500 officials to dump Donald Trump as pace car driver at this month’s race.

A Facebook page has rallied more than 7,500 supporters who have placed calls or posted comments on social media sites of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, corporate sponsor IZOD and Chevrolet, sponsor of the pace car program.

They want Trump, well, fired.

The Indy organizers announced Trump a month ago. And there’s some grumbling that the anti-Trump forces are Lefty carpetbaggers. So we’ll see how this plays out.

Campaign grows to set early bump day for Trump [Indianapolis Star, via Political Wire]

Thursday update: Trump pulls out

“I very much appreciate the honor, but time and business constraints make my appearance there, especially with the necessary practice sessions, impossible to fulfill,” Trump said. “I look forward to watching the race from New York.”

Yes, those time and business constraints. Didn’t seem to matter on April 5.


This should be interesting – will Trump release his financials to demonstrate that he’s qualified for the job? That would explain his recent adventure in birtherism as well. ;)

I’d be fine with Trump driving the pace car if they’d allow Jim Nabors out of the closet before he sang the state anthem.

It’s been 40 years ago since an inexperienced oaf crashed the Indy pace car. I think The Donald has an excellent chance of doing the same. He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who does his own driving.

Indy pace car crash

The Donald needs to be abused and shunned,… relentlessly, …forever.

Post updated: Trump pulls out.

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