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7/29/2004

Supersized Insanity: Tom Delay

Subway, the sandwich chain, has advertisements for the documentary Supersize Me on its food tray liners in Germany. There is a natural tie-in, with Subway spokesman Jared appearing in the movies.

The advertisement has a picture of a plump statue of liberty holding aloft an order of french fries. Tom Delay finds this objectionable:

But the ads didn't make sense to DeLay, even if they were just catching bread crumbs and horseradish at 100 restaurants in Germany.

"I guess for some companies, corporate patriotism is as flexible as Jared's waistline," DeLay said.

DeLay objected to the ad's parody of the Statue of Liberty, "one of the most recognizable American symbols."

And he complained aboutthe flier including a quote from filmmaker and "pathological partisan" Michael Moore, whose anti-Bush diatribe Fahrenheit 9/11 has become the Democrats' choice for best picture.

Moore is quoted as saying, "The only time I have been scared for my life has been going through a McDonald's drive-through."

DeLay said, "For Subway to thumb its nose at its American customers and promote Michael Moore's blame-America-first conspiracy in a foreign country is very concerning."
Doesn't the House Majority Leader have better things to do with his time?

 

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