Obama Crush ... With Eyeliner
We thought the song of the summer was Rihanna's inspired and inescapable "Um-brel-la, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh ..."
Boy were we wrong.
It seems that "I Got a Crush ... on Obama," a music video posted on YouTube yesterday by "barelypolitical," a.k.a. Obama Girl, should easily take the cake (watch the video below).
In her best barely-there, breathy voice, the leggy and curvy Obama Girl starts with the song with: "Hey, B, it's me. I was just watching you on C-Span." (Umm, who knew C-Span could be such a come-on?)
Alternately dressed in a bikini, some very short shorts and a tight white-and-pink top that reads "I GOT A CRUSH ON OBAMA," she pole dances on a subway stop, sings to a stranger on a park bench and gets on top of an office desk and starts dropping it like it's hot. Lyrics include such gems as: "You're into border security. Let's break this border between you and me ... Universal health care reform, it makes me warm ... You can Barack me tonight . . ."
And, for the girls, there's the much circulated photo of a squinting, shirtless Obama baking under the sun.
As it happens, the video came from BarelyPolitical.com (the subhead reads: "George Bush didn't do a very good job"), which was registered through the GoDaddy.com domain service (yes, the same GoDaddy.com of the bra-strap breaking SuperBowl commercials, not that GoDaddy has anything to do with Barelypolitical.com's content). The song was sung by Leah Kauffman, a recent Temple University grad, who co-wrote the lyrics with Ben Relles, who's hawking "Obamagirl" and "I Got a Crush on Obama" T-shirts on BarelyPolitical.com. (FYI, a women's cap sleeve tee with the smiling mug of Obama goes for $20.99.)
Kauffman and Relles, both Obama supporters, are pros at this. They previously collaborated on a "Saturday Night Live" spoof of Justin Timberlake's now infamous SNL in-a-box sketch. The Obama music video, they tell us, was a low-budget affair, shot with a DV camera using a model/actress who Kauffman and Relles found on, where else? Craigslist.
In case you didn't notice, she's lip-synching her way to the tune... very Britney indeed.
Eat your heart out, Rihanna!
-- Jose Antonio Vargas
By washingtonpost.com Editors |
June 14, 2007; 9:44 AM ET
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