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SnakebyteXX
09-21-2005, 06:16 AM
September 21, 2005

BEIJING --A rubber company in China has begun marketing condoms under the brand names Clinton and Lewinsky, apparently seeking to exploit the White House affair that led to the impeachment of America's 42nd president.

Spokesman Liu Wenhua of the Guangzhou Rubber Group said the company was handing out 100,000 free Clinton and Lewinsky condoms as part of a promotion to raise consumer awareness of its new products.

He said that after the promotion ends, the Clinton condoms will go on sale in southern China for 29.8 Yuan ($3.72) for a box of 12, while the Lewinsky model will be priced at 18.8 Yuan ($2.35) for the same quantity.

"The Clinton condom will be the top of our line," he said. "The Lewinsky condom is not quite as good."

Liu said the company had chosen to use the Clinton name because consumers viewed the former president as a responsible person, who would want to stress safe sex as an effective way to prevent the spread of the HIV virus.

"The names we chose are symbols of people who are responsible and dedicated to their jobs," he said. "I believe Bill Clinton cannot be unhappy about this because he's a very generous man."

Liu said the company did not believe using the Clinton and Lewinsky names constituted a violation of copyright or other laws.

"We have received full approval from the local Industrial and Commercial Bureau to start production," he said.

Clinton has campaigned aggressively for heightened AIDS awareness in China, where the disease is spreading rapidly.

In impeachment proceedings conducted by the U.S. Senate in 1999, he was acquitted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. The charges stemmed from denials he made about a sexual relationship he maintained with Lewinsky, a former White House intern.

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eg8r
09-21-2005, 09:35 AM
Pretty funny names. I bet Clinton did not think this would have been his legacy. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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"The Clinton condom will be the top of our line," he said. "The Lewinsky condom is not quite as good." <hr /></blockquote> I just don't understand this "not quite as good" line of condoms. I could undestand different lines as far as themes, or colors, etc. Why a different line for quality ?

eg8r

ras314
09-21-2005, 10:14 AM
Sheeesh. Who would want one of 'ol Clinton's condoms?

dg-in-centralpa
09-21-2005, 01:49 PM
I wonder if all the democrats will be up in arms about this. If this were against GW, they would have a field day.

DG - leaving in the morning for the US Open

eg8r
09-22-2005, 07:25 AM
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Sheeesh. Who would want one of 'ol Clinton's condoms? <hr /></blockquote> Why, his were all unused. From what I can remember he preferred to use a dress. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

wolfdancer
09-22-2005, 09:36 AM
There might be a future President inside........
Geez, if only old George Walker would have used condoms....

poolturtle
09-22-2005, 09:41 AM
probably gonna have a promotional box with a free cigar with every purchase!

wolfdancer
09-22-2005, 09:46 AM
or maybe the Chinese could sell cigars wrapped in one...well that's no good though....then they'd be stretched way out of shape for the Chinese

ras314
09-22-2005, 09:53 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> <hr /></blockquote> Why, his were all unused. From what I can remember he preferred to use a dress. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r <hr /></blockquote>
Could be, I think his old lady wears the britches in the family.