Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bikini-Clad Polish Politician

Katarzyna Szczolek, better known as Sara May, is a Polish singer and tabloid sensation who ran for the district council in Warsaw, Poland. She decided to plaster posters of herself in a bikini all over town in an attempt to garner attention and votes.


She unquestionably got the attention as a couple hundred thousand media outlets and blogs picked up this story. People outside of Poland seemed to fall in love with images of Sara May in a bikini. Votes, however, are a different story.

Warsaw has a population of 1.7 million people. In the recent election, Sara May received a grand total of 25 votes.

25 votes.

In a city of 1.7 million people.

Kuba Wojewódzki, a political columnist for Polish newspaper Policy, summed the matter up this way.

The impressive common pity blogger and singer got 25 votes. Voltaire said that stupidity is incalculable. In this case, it can be calculated.
Okay - enough of this. I promise to lay off the bikini, lingerie, and stripper posts for a little while.

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