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Wienermobile goes Team Mustard for Obama

The Wienermobile will be decked in mustard from now until the end of President Barack Obama’s term whenever it travels through the Washington, D.C., area.
The Wienermobile will be decked in mustard from now until the end of President Barack Obama’s term whenever it travels through the Washington, D.C., area. Oscar Meyer Wienermobile

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile folks have heard President Barack Obama loud and clear.

On Sunday’s season premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” the commander-in- chief declared that no one over the age of 8 should put ketchup on a hot dog.

It is a truth he believes to be self-evident, that not all hot dogs are created equal and that those doused in ketchup are, well ... just don’t do it.

That “bold, mustard-only stance” got the Wienermobile team thinking outside its bun.

Whenever one of its six Wienermobiles travels in the greater Washington, D.C., area, the giant rolling hot dog will be decorated with a mustard decal out of respect for the president’s preference, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

(Fun fact: The Wienermobile is as tall as 24 hot dogs stacked vertically, and 60 hot dogs long.)

The rule is in effect immediately and will continue until the end of Obama’s term.

Somewhere out there, #HotDogPrincess is smiling.

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