The Germans must really be serious about that “Cash for Clunkers” business, even when it doesn’t involve actual cars:
A giant image of Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing just bra and pants has been attracting intense attention on Berlin’s premier shopping drag, the “Ku’damm.”
The 100-metre-square mocked-up image of the half-naked world leader is part of a nationwide advertising campaign for an underwear company aiming to cash in on the success of a “cash-for-clunkers” scheme for old cars. Punters trading in their old underwear will get a €5 discount on a new pair, the advert promises, under the slogan: “The country needs new undies.”
Merkel isn’t the only one in her skivvies; several other German politicians are portrayed similarly, if not so prominently.
- Why couldn’t they have done this in France? Everyone’s already seen Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s underwear.
- What are they going to do Stateside with our “cash for clunkers” program? Put Jennifer Granholm in a bikini?