They were Ugandan negotiations, honest!

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Little blue pills in South Korea’s presidential Blue House?
President Park Geun-hye’s office on Wednesday confirmed revelations by an opposition lawmaker that it purchased about 360 erectile dysfunction Viagra pills and the generic version of the drug in December.

While the report has created a frenzy on the internet, Park’s office said the pills were bought to potentially treat altitude sickness for presidential aides and employees on Park’s May trips to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, whose capitals are 1 to 2 kilometres (0.6 to 1.2 miles) above sea level.

5 comments on “They were Ugandan negotiations, honest!

  1. Altitude sickness …. ? Hmmm. It is of no interest to me of course, but just let me write that down.

    I think that people who bill the tax payer for their impotence medication deserve something worse than being named and shamed.

  2. That’s the first I’ve heard of sildenafil being used to mitigate altitude sickness, and 2km is only about 6500ft so what’s the problem? Most people should easily cope with an extended stay at that altitude.

  3. Clarissa – “Park Geun-hye is female”

    Hence the interesting phrase “for presidential aides and employees”. Women get altitude sickness too. If Ms Park, the worthy daughter of a very worth man, traveled to a reasonable height, she might have got altitude sickness, and they would have been for her.

    It doesn’t look like she did or they were. Unless there is a Presidential boyfriend in the wings somewhere.

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