By Andy Weddington
Monday, 22 June 2020
Patience and fortitude conquer all things. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Full disclosure, I do not follow NASCAR nor know whom Bubba Wallace.
A couple years ago at the U. S. Air Force Academy a black cadet's room door was defaced with racist words.
Without waiting for investigation results, the Air Force general in charge assembled and scolded the student body. Videos went viral.
I wrote a couple of commentaries and, from investigative experience, predicted the cadet did it. That common sense conclusion proved correct. He was failing and played 'the card.'
He should have faced courts-martial. Do not recall if that happened but he was dismissed from the Academy.
Did the general apologize?
He should have been relieved and retired. But I don't recall that happened, either.
When hearing news this morning, about a noose in Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega, first thought was baloney.
Of course, media fireworks!
10.5 x 12.5 in.
Considering security around cars, teams, etc., the first question, "Is it plausible someone could have slipped into the garage stall and placed a noose while not stealing anything or tampering with the car?"
There had better be independent investigation; thorough.
Though the impatient governor of Alabama, Kay Ivery, like the Air Force general, could not restrain herself from chastising comment pending investigation findings.
Do not be surprised of finding that if not Wallace then someone on his crew is guilty.
Then what's the penalty?
Ban all of them from NASCAR.
Take your race somewhere else.
And Alabama, your governor ought to know the ropes by now.
Get rid of her; for lack of patience and fortitude.