'Babes Against Bush' Campaign Launched - Pinup Girls Work to Defeat George
ROYAL OAK, Mich., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new organization of southeastern
Michigan women, known collectively as "Babes Against Bush," has formed
for purposes of smashing George Bush's re-election hopes - and having some fun
in the process.
Using the venerable, not-quite-politically-correct vehicle of the "pinup
girl" as the medium for its message, Babes Against Bush has created a
liberal-leaning campaign to promote political awareness in the most unlikely of
audiences: men whose cultural tastes tend towards centerfolds and the swimsuit
issues of sports magazines.
"We figured that this was a good, fun way to make people aware of the
damage George Bush is doing to America," says Babes Against Bush's Eleanor
Vast-Binder. "Guys like hot girls. So maybe they wouldn't mind getting the
message from us."
The centerpiece of the group's efforts is a "Regime Change Countdown
Calendar" which ticks off the days until Inauguration Day, 2005, when the
group hopes Bush will be displaced by "an actual elected president."
Accompanying thirteen full-color portraits of models in various states of
provocative dress and undress is a chronology of Bush administration misdeeds,
mistakes, and manglings of the truth.
"What better way is there to get guys to notice that the president is a
bozo?" Vast-Binder (the January "Babe") asks rhetorically.
"Pictures of the girls will get their attention - and they'll look long
enough to read the fine print."
The calendar will be available via the group's web site, www.babesagainstbush.com
[WARNING: NOT WORK FRIENDLY]. The site will also boast free electronic
greeting cards featuring alternate shots of the "babes" as well as
links to dozens of other anti-Bush sites and a counter clicking off the days,
hours, minutes, and seconds until inauguration day. The group will also make the
calendar available by mail order and through select retail and online outlets.
Besides furthering its own activities, the group is earmarking a portion of
receipts to various grassroots anti-Bush efforts, as well as to environmental,
women's rights, AIDS awareness, and other progressive organizations.
"The Bush administration embarked on a policy of regime change some time
ago," Vast-Binder says. "We just think they chose the wrong country to
do it in."
Journalists hoping to get a review copy of the calendar or obtain more
information about Babes Against Bush are invited to email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call the group's press representative David B. Livingstone directly at
Written questions and correspondence can alternately be directed to
OrwellMedia, P.O. Box 851, Royal Oak, MI 48068-0851 USA.