I wonder if other federal agencies will follow the lead of FCC's Kevin Martin.
Martin (apparently in a decision he hid from his own agency) decided to plop down $350,000 to plaster a car driven by David Gilliland with stickers to promote the 2009 switchover to Digital TV.
The result: not one, but two crashes during NASCAR races, the second causing a 9-car pile-up. Talk about a political plan gone up in smoke.
FCC's Martin, asked about the problems says, winning the races are not the issue:
" ... the cars that are in wrecks get a lot of attention, I think they get a lot of attention during the race itself."
He's set to race again with the FCC logo, though no word yet if he plans to plaster a FEMA Mobile Homes Are Safe sticker, or maybe a Palin In 2012 sticker.
Ricky Bobby: This sticker is dangerous and inconvenient, but I do love Fig Newtons.