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(snip)...I guess we'll find out the real truth when the Democrats crowd their national convention...
What gives with House staffers getting immunizations for hepatitis, diphtheria, and influenza before going to NASCAR races? The issue comes to us courtesy Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC), who wrote to the House Committee on Homeland Security yesterday asking why four of their staffers were immunized before attending a race in his hometown of Concord and in Talledega, Alabama. "I have never heard of immunizations for domestic travel, and as the Representative for Concord, NC, I feel compelled to ask why the heck the committee feels that immunizations are needed to travel to my hometown?" Hayes wrote to committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS).
Thompson responds in a letter that committee staff are often visiting "hospitals, holding areas, and similar locations," and were in fact doing so "at or near these venues...
Your humble congressional reporter's [NBC's Mike Viqueira] e-mail has been inundated this morning with messages from GOP staffers eager to advance the notion that Democrats, who run the committee, are unduly worried about catching something nasty from red-blooded Americans at NASCAR races.
"Democrats should know that there is no preventive measure yet designed to ward off the blue-collar values and patriotism that NASCAR fans represent," said Linda Daves, the chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party. "If they aren't careful, they just might catch some of it."