The best part of politics: because they're all screwing us anyway.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Clinton, er, goes down in history


BEIJING -- A new line of condoms is grabbing headlines in China even as its sparks a debate about trademark law and promotion campaigns. The products' brand names: "Clinton" and "Lewinsky."

The condoms are sold in boxes of 12, with the brand named after former President Bill Clinton priced at $3.70 and that of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky at $2.25.

I guess she's just, um, cheap...

Guangzhou Haojian Bioscience Co. said it registered both trademarks and is pricing the brands differently to reflect the higher quality of the Clinton line.

"We chose the name because we think Clinton is a symbol of success and a man of responsibility. And Lewinsky is a woman who dares to love and dares to hate," said Liu Wenhua, the company's general manager.

More like dares to blow, but whatever floats your boat.

"We haven't told Clinton about this yet, but maybe you could help us find him," Liu added. "We'd like to tell him how respected he is in China, so we can boost his confidence and help his career."

Yeah, I'm sure he would love that.

I don't even know what kind of joke to make, because the joke about goverment being like a condom (stands up to inflation, gives you a sense of security while you're really being screwed, etc) is so old that I just can't go there. I'll just let the story speak for itself.


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