”Obama girl” videos knockoff adds sex appeal to Tzipi Livnis bid for Israeli PM

December 21st, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, December 21 (ANI): An Israeli activist has created an online video with an element of sexual innuendo to support Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in her bid to become the countrys second female prime minister.
The “Livni boy” clip is said to be inspired by the success of the “Obama girl” video, which played on YouTube during the recent U.S. presidential campaign.
It features a lanky would-be suitor who showers next to a Livni poster and raps his way through Tel Aviv in praise of her.
The leader of the centrist Kadima party is the most senior female politician in the country since Prime Minister Golda Meir left office 34 years ago.
“No Golda, No Condoleezza. No Palin, No Michelle Obama. Because no one can outdo you, mama. Oh, Tzipi, you”re the one I want. Because you”re everything I expect from a political leader,” the Washington Times quoted the guy in the video as singing.
Thirty-year-old TV producer Dvir Bar said that he joined forced with a musician friend to produce the Internet video, in order to reach younger voters.
“She’’s a woman who looks a lot better in person. TV doesn”t flatter her. She’’s cool. We are turning her into someone who is our own, and someone who is sexy,” said Bar, adding that he had no formal connection to the Kadima party
Rina Bar Tal, chairwoman of the Israel Women’’s Network and a former politician, said that she did not think that the YouTube video would hurt Livni.
She said that it might instead prove helpful to her.
“This campaign is caught in between generations, and in between old fashion and new fashion. I don”t think these videos are necessarily wrong as long as they stay within boundaries,”” she said.
A news item with a link to the video is featured on the Kadima Web site, which encourages visitors to “meet Livni boy, the new hit”.
Comments on the Web site suggest that the video has been receiving mixed reactions from its users. (ANI)

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