Russian Prime Minister Putin Takes ‘Sex Sells’ to New Level With Inappropriate Campaign (VIDEO)

putin campaignVladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000-2008, is thinking about giving it another go. So he's doing what any self-respecting political candidate would do to gain support for the upcoming election: He's urging beautiful, young Russian women to take off their clothes and squeeze their ta-tas together in exchange for a swanky Apple gadget.

A group identified as "Putin's Army" posted a video to a lawmaker's site of a sexy "businesswoman" walking through Moscow to meet up with sunbathing friends at the beach. As she walks (and the camera focuses on her chest), a voiceover says things like, "I'm just crazy about a man who changed our country." When she reaches her destination, she and her friends tear off their shirts, which read, "I'll tear clothes off for Putin."

When you pick your jaw up off of the floor, I'll see you on the other side of the jump.


The supposed purpose of this stunt is to show that Putin is supported by "beautiful, young, and smart girls." ('Cause everybody knows the defining characteristic of a great mind is their willingness to derobe.) Putin's Army promises that "every girl will be on the Internet -- a star!" And, of course, those political activists who go through with this -- for their country -- before the election in March will be able to trade their dignity for an iPad 2.

Perhaps it's because of the Internet, but, in recent years, political campaigns have gotten really dirty, if not downright strange. It wasn't that long ago that I wrote about Turn Right U.S.A.'s anti-Janice Hahn ad. And everyone remembers Carly Fiorina's Demon Sheep one. However, this one takes the cake.

Putin was already the president of Russia for eight years. If he's thinking of running again, he must think he did a good job last go 'round, so why doesn't he just use examples of things he did then? Women ripping their clothes off for him (him = iPad 2) is only going to appeal to one demographic: Morons. And I'm not sure how often they vote.

If he wants to include a little sex in his campaign because it sells, whatever. No harm, no foul. It's done a million times a day. But having women take off their clothes in exchange for something else (which, last time I checked, that was bribery; not sure the Russian rules on that) is offensive and it makes Putin look desperate and incompetent.

And as for the women willing to do this for a glorified iPhone? Well, they may be more disappointing that Putin himself.

Check out the video (yes, it's in Russian):

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