Saturday, November 15, 2008

FCC & NASCAR Promo Crashes, Again

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.

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