Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Too Funny to Pass up

BEIJING -- If you're looking for a Clinton or a Lewinsky in China, you'll be getting condoms.
A Chinese rubber products company is now marketing prophylactics with the brand names Clinton and Lewinsky. As part of a promotion, Guangzhou Rubber Group will be handing out 100,000 free condoms.
A company spokesman said the Clinton is its top of the line, while the Lewinsky isn't quite as good.
Spokesman Liu Wenhua said the company had chosen to use the Bill Clinton name because consumers viewed the 42nd 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."
Clinton is well known in China, where the former president has campaigned for heightened AIDS awareness. The company spokesman said he doesn't think there'll be any legal problems using the Clinton or Lewinsky names for their condom brands.
Clinton was accused of having a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern