In the run up to Germany's legislative elections Chancellor Angela Merkel's party seem to have given up on political persuasion and instead resorted to sex. This latest poster, revealing ample cleavage, reads: "We have more to offer".
The poster comes from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate for the Berlin district of Kreuzberg. Vera Lengsfeld's message appears to be that both her and party leader Merkel have large cleavages. The voter can only assume she is referring in an obscure way to better policies...
PROLLblog ("Beefblog") is a satirical political blog written by an anonymous German blogger. In April 2008, the blog published a fake poster of Chancellor Merkel (below) which read "Of course there's growth in Germany - look at my tits!" The blog was of course delighted to see that the idea was put into practice by the party itself.
We explicitly welcome this understanding of the present-day functioning of politics and the media - and that of ‘cleavage-ity'. But along with our joy comes some regret. Madam Lengsfeld, won't you admit, that it wouldn't have been too hard to say thank you to PROLLblog for the idea behind the poster."
Posted by PROLLblog 15 April 2008. Top: "Merkel heats things up". Below: "Of course there's growth in Germany - look at my tits!"