Porker of the Month

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin claims the coveted title

October 24, 2008

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Porker of the Month

2:20 PM -- Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Kevin Martin has been named "Porker of the Month" by Citizens Against Government Waste after spending $355,000 of taxpayer money to sponsor a NASCAR car, The Auto Channel reports:

  • Even though broadcasters have inundated viewers with DTV messages for the past several months, the group said, "Martin considered it necessary to use additional taxpayer dollars to pay for the car and driver to bear slogans such as ‘Is Your TV ready for Digital?'

Next up: The Department of Agriculture buys a video screen in Times Square. Or will Tiger Woods hit the course in FDA-sponsored gear next season?

The Auto Channel's article also noted that the car crashed during its first race last week... which you can choose to view symbolically or not.— Red Panda, Light Reading

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