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January 20, 2003 8:23 PM   Subscribe

 
This is either the best topic of discussion, or the worst
posted by jonah at 8:33 PM on January 20, 2003


Reichel said she believed voters would elect her to stop infighting in parliament.

"When the politicians fight in Congress, I'll show them my breasts," she said.


"Gosh, guys - let's be nice to each other. If we fight, Reichel will flash her breasts at us, and God knows, none of us wants that."
posted by iconomy at 8:35 PM on January 20, 2003


I think it's already been done.
posted by hama7 at 8:35 PM on January 20, 2003


This is either the best topic of discussion, or the worst

(click) Ten minutes. That was quick.

hama7- that's just weird... it's like there's a UN coalition attempt or something.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:37 PM on January 20, 2003


I think I saw this in a movie before, it was called "Ms. Smith blows a Washington." More of a historical adaptation though.

GIS for "Reichel." Hot stuff I tell you.
posted by Stan Chin at 8:39 PM on January 20, 2003


"This is either the best political campaign ever, or the worst."

"...I'm going to get some nice implants so I'll be happy to show them."


It's the worst.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:42 PM on January 20, 2003


So, let's see... an ultra-right-wing fundamentalist conservative will be using breast flashing as a way to quell arguments...

Does anyone here see something strange with that?
posted by shepd at 8:44 PM on January 20, 2003




Pornocracy now!
posted by Skwirl at 9:16 PM on January 20, 2003


To cleared trousers it comes "Desires and you intrigue ardent"

Hey-hey, it looks like Reichel's been in the news before.
posted by LimePi at 9:49 PM on January 20, 2003


She has my vote.

Unless she's ugly. :D
posted by RobbieFal at 10:55 PM on January 20, 2003


The best part is that she's basing her campaign strategy after a porn actress who was elected to parliament in Italy.

Great post. Made my 2:10am
posted by SweetJesus at 11:12 PM on January 20, 2003


One should learn to draw breasts before using breasts to draw.
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:17 PM on January 20, 2003


"Mefi" members are urbane, cultured, and sophisticated and the links which they choose to post are either serious or on the cutting-edge of culture and technology.

Although 'serious' has never been too high on the agenda, I don't think, that was kinda true once upon a time (insert watery transition to soft-focus images of a semi-mythical Golden Age).

Now? I just don't know sometimes.

I know, take it to MeTa...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:32 PM on January 20, 2003


Probably depends on what you consider "the cutting-edge of culture", stav.
posted by mischief at 12:17 AM on January 21, 2003


Point taken, mischief.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:25 AM on January 21, 2003


Decadence everywhere. Even in Chile, a nice, old-style country. I hope she's not elected.
posted by 111 at 5:12 AM on January 21, 2003


To put the matter to rest, here's a tiny picture of her (completely safe for work), found at the Las Ultimas Noticias website mentioned in the article.
posted by rainking at 5:13 AM on January 21, 2003


One should learn to draw breasts before using breasts to draw.

That would be equally fitting in this recent thread, WolfDaddy.
posted by Hjorth at 5:28 AM on January 21, 2003


I wish there were only Ananova links on mefi. Then I wouldn't have to read Ananova anymore.
posted by Outlawyr at 5:32 AM on January 21, 2003


3*37: "Decadence" presumes that civilization was once cultured.
posted by mischief at 6:13 AM on January 21, 2003


RobbieFal:
>Unless she's ugly

Who cares, from my understanding her face will be covered by her shirt...

Unless of course she has lumpy, stretched, asymetrical breasts...

Awww, scew it... boobies good, who cares...!
posted by jkaczor at 6:25 AM on January 21, 2003


Thank goodness this stuff doesn't happen in the US. The broadcast industry would probably implode if it saw CSPAN get the ratings this has the potential to draw.
posted by KnitWit at 7:11 AM on January 21, 2003


"Metafilter: is a closed community and allows new members only rarely. ...new members must pass through a bizzare, bloodthirsty hazing ritual.... All the members know each other and they generally share the same political and cultural mentality....It is rumored that they are all clones, with slight mutations and genetic variations on the DNA of the founder...some have webbed feet and toes...they all reside together in a giant apartment complex in Albania engaging in group sex and bizzare occult practices with the legendary pornography star Cicciolina" ....
posted by troutfishing at 7:26 AM on January 21, 2003


I wish there were only posters like Outlawyr on Metafilter. Then we wouldn't need cliques in high school anymore.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:31 AM on January 21, 2003


best. campaign. ever.
posted by Fstop at 9:37 AM on January 21, 2003


I wish there were only snarky comments on Metafilter, then I wouldn't have to read Metafilter anym...

Oops.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:39 AM on January 21, 2003


I wish every (Ananova) post ended, "posted by XQUZYPHYR", then I wouldn't have to, um, do something.

I'm sorry, my brain fell out.
posted by Outlawyr at 9:44 AM on January 21, 2003


Kent Brockman: I've said it before, and I'll say it again: democracy just doesn't work.
posted by picea at 10:30 AM on January 21, 2003


She told newspaper Las Ultimas Noticias that she would quit her roles in porn films, if elected to parliament in order to focus on politics.

More accurate:

She told newspaper Las Ultimas Noticias that she would quit her roles in porn films, if elected to parliament in order to destroy everyone's focus on actual politics.
posted by orange swan at 11:21 AM on January 21, 2003


This is either the best political campaign ever

well it's certainly the breast political campaign ever!!
i'm stunned, thirty posts in, no one else had mad that joke

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU??
posted by Peter H at 2:20 PM on January 21, 2003


I don't think it's better or worse. I was prepared to post one of those "good gracious, I'm losing faith in humanity posts" when I realized that voting for her based on the incentive she's offered is roughly equivalent to voting based on the amount of actual information or exposition of ideaology given out in most campaigns.

I know a guy who ran for student body president at a private university which had about 15,000 students at the time. His campaign consisted of running around in a gorilla suit, promising insane things that were obviously not true. His point was to mock the institution of student government. He won... because as it turned out, that was the opinion of the populace at large.

Stuff like this works because there are lots of people who consider the political process a joke. Not sure it's that far from the truth.
posted by namespan at 10:55 PM on January 21, 2003


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