Anti-Obesity Ad Tap-Taps Craig's Bathroom Tryst

Anti-obesity campaign says Senators are on the 'gravy train'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2007 12:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – “It’s their dirty little secret,” the commercial's voiceover says, as a well-dressed man taps his foot in a bathroom stall. And though Larry Craig’s name is never uttered, his airport indiscretion is obviously the latest target of an unlikely source—childhood obesity advocates knocking congressmen who pump fatty foods into school lunches for campaign contributions.

The ad, airing in DC, Minnesota and Idaho, shows the politician greedily grabbing cash from, we discover, a pig in the next stall. It’s paid for by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and directed mostly at the federal farm bill, the McClatchy Newspapers report. Asks the ad: "Companies get rich; kids get fat. Is your senator on the gravy train?"