It seems that there is a study by the House Homeland Security Committee about health risks at heavily attended gatherings. Football games and music concerts were not considered, but NASCAR events were subject to analysis.
Staffers from the House were sent to the recent Bank of America 500 in North Carolina to investigate.
The Democratic staffers, however, decided that they required to inoculated against several rare diseases and a sexually transmitted illness. The Republican staffers refused the treatment.
What the heck? Do these holier-than-thou staffers think that they'll be infected with the Black Death if they step foot in North Carolina? Were they planning on having close liasons with the locals and thought extra protection was needed?
Of course, the D's say they were also visiting medical clinics and such, and that this type of immunization is simply a precaution and is standard procedure.
Maybe so, and it's not a bad idea, but lumping NASCAR events in with medical clinics for personal health care protection an insult to a large part of the country.