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bob skotnicki

Tom; I am in agreement with you on taking personal responsibility, especially regarding litter and particularly regarding cigarettes: remember the axiom: "To a smoker, the world is an ashtray".
However, your headline makes your article seem like it's really about forgiving Tony Stewart for being self-appointed race track monitor and judge and linking that to personal responsibility: but the main difference here is that Tony is not spending his own money, nor affecting only himself. Home Depot is spending millions (probably close to $40 million when you factor in the sponsorship, trackside hospitality and contests, in store promotions, point-of -sale materials and television advertising) and for that expenditure, they are entitled to receive positive exposure from a talented, professional and mature driver; not negative exposure from a talented, immature, temper tantrum prone driver. Additionally, Tony's behavior directly affects the 100 or so members of his team and puts their ability to earn a living for their families in jeopardy. Indirectly, it affects all the employees and vendors of Home Depot who may suffer as a result of lost business due to lost customers as a result of his bad behavior. Thanks for the opportunity to give feedback.
Bob Skotnicki

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Bob:

First of all, Home Depot is free to drop Bonehead Stewart anytime it wishes. The fact that they still sponsor this moron is the main reason I shop at Lowe's.

Second, I'm a little disappointed another driver hasn't yet nudged Stewart into the wall at 200 mph and torched the 20-car in a spectacular ball of fire. They, too, however, have that option.

Third, if the employees and vendors at Home Depot are indeed seeing a decline in customer traffic due to Stewart's behavior, which I'm sure they're not, they can always go work at Lowe's.

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