What: "Sacred Cows, Angry Birds", The New York Times
When: February 19, 2011
But keep your hands off the Defense Department's budget to sponsor Nascar racers.
"It's a great public/private partnership," said Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, a New Jersey Republican.
The Defense Department claims racecar sponsorships are an important recruiting tool for the Army. The House agreed — although this might be news to the Navy and Marines, which decided a while back that a Nascar presence wasn't worth the money.
"What makes U.S. Army's motorsports initiatives successful?" Ryan Newman, driver of No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet asked his Facebook readers as he urged a show of support for the program. "In a 2009 study among fans nationwide, 37% feel more positive about the Army due to its involvement in motorsports."
I know. I know ... I know, I know, I know, IknowIknow ... I know!
Just ... let it go. Look, it's easy to pick on Gail Collins, but just ask yourself this: