WASHINGTON—In a video sequel is as good as the original, the “Obama girl” with the crush on the Illinois presidential candidate tackles the “Giuliani girl.”
Steamy and saucy, this video —scooped by Rachel Sklar, who runs the Eat the Press department over at Huffington Post—even gives a cameo to a “Kucinich Girl."
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to read Sklar's take go to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/07/16/first-on-etp-new-obama-g_n_56324.html
This excerpt from the Sklar scoop: "The team keeps to their tradition of balancing booty (times six this time, all nubile and typically under-clad) with wit, using a pop-up Al Gore to excellent effect, along with the somewhat hapless character of "Kucinich Girl," which is a nice nod to lower-tier candidates (though one shudders to think of what "Gravel Girl" might look like). Lines of note: "I knew Reagan, and you're no Reagan" — oooh, burrrrn! and "Giuliani girl just stop your fussin'/At least Obama didn't marry his cousin." Well, she does have a point. How do the ladies declare their love? Giuliani Girl: "I still want Rudy to Guili-on-me." (Clever!) Obama Girl: "I like my men like I like my coffee." (Classy!) Upshot: Solid outing from Team Obama Girl, and, it looks like, third time's a charm."
And this about the video from Ben Smith over at http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/
"In an interview with the blog Branding Unbound, Ben Relles, the Agency.com exec who created Obama girl talks a bit about his vision for his new site, Barely Political, and how he went from a $2,000 investment in Obama girl to the longer commercial view: merchandise, selling the song, and "I guess we'll take advertising down the road."
Again, it's probably not a surprise that a lot of the dominant citizen media is likely to be more commercial and pop than incisive. But given how much of the attention to "Obama Girl" was driven by breathless hype from the mainstream media, it's worth keeping an eye on."