Many people never knew Congressman Anthony Weiner until the picture of his wiener made headlines last week. But this afternoon he was honored for his role in promoting hotdogs by the Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council who inducted Weiner into the Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame.
As part of the award, Weiner will automatically become Little Oscar and will tour the country with the Wienermobile promoting Wisconsin processed meat products. The first Little Oscar to tour with the Wienermobile was the late Meinhardt Raabe. Meinhardt, whose small stature set him apart from others, interacted especially well with children as he drove the Wienermobile promoting hotdogs for Oscar Mayer before World War II,
The first Wienermobile was 13 feet long and made of metal. Today, the company has six Wiernermobiles that travel various regions of the country. They are now 27 feet long and are driven by present day Little Oscars, mostly recent college grads.
Little Oscar and the Wienermobile is a piece of American history and a great tradition. Congressman Weiner said that, "he couldn't be more proud to be chosen to represent the wiener industry, even if they spell weiner 'wiener'."