And You Thought American Politics Were Weird

Topic started by gia on Dec. 28, 2008. Last post by Baku_Sensei 6 years ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Yuri Fujikawa
Yuri Fujikawa
Now, in the US, we've had a few pop culture stars who became politicians. The obvious choices are Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger; those with longer memories may pull out Jessie Ventura, Sonny Bono, Fred Thompson, or Will Rogers Jr.

But in Japan, a female politician named Yuri Fujikawa has kind of done the opposite: she went out and made a video that includes, among other things, some lightly sexy swimsuit shots and the like. It seems pretty mild (the intro video doesn't have anything remotely interesting in it, so if that's what you want, don't bother).

Stippy's article features a lot of really interesting information on Japanese political culture (and this situation in specific), so you can consider this your “required reading” since I missed it yesterday.

Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11
If only our politicians were like her, but then again...nobody wants to see Hilary Clinton in a swimsuit
Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 6
i'd vote for that skirt
Post by Ruby_Alexandrine (78 posts) See mini bio Level 2
If such thing would have happen in American politics, it would be for the delight and cynicism of Rush Limbaugh,  Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and many political pundits.  Of course, I will not forget Saturday Night Live which would lampoon it to the max just like Tina Fey did with Sarah Palin. 
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Black_Rose: But people were THRILLED by Sarah Palin's swimsuit video from when she was Miss Wasilla or whatever!
Post by liksang (7 posts) See mini bio Level 1
In the UK we had a lib dem (i cant remember if she was a counciler or MP) who ran a phone sex line.
Post by Death_Flame (318 posts) See mini bio Level 3
Wow, that's weird...
Post by slayer (3 posts) See mini bio Level 1

Amen brother to  voting to the good looking chick

Post by Baku_Sensei (464 posts) See mini bio Level 10
We DO have "Who's Nailin' Palin?"
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