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Friday, December 26, 2008

Livni boy!

Those of you in the US undoubtedly remember the Obama Girl tapes from a few months ago. In honor of the Israeli election, here is a new version of Livni Boy, starring a familiar face. Let's go to the videotape. (I will provide a translation of some of the Hebrew at the end, but it's worth watching the tape first, even if you don't understand a word of it).

That's actually not the original. It's a parody of the original.

Here's the original. Let's go to the videotape.

What's going on here, you ask? Israeli politics.
Ten days after a young Israeli admirer of Kadima leader Tzipi Livni who calls himself "Livni Boy" distributed a video singing her praises on YouTube, the Likud followed suit Thursday with a parody "sung" by none other than Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

The "Livni Boy" song attempted to follow up on the success of "Obama Girl" with the June 2007 Internet video "I Got A Crush On Obama."

That video, starring scantily clad model Amber Lee Ettinger seductively singing to pictures of Barack Obama, spread like wildfire on the Internet and was credited with helping the Illinois senator win the Democratic presidential nomination.

In the Livni Boy video, actor Liran Avisar is seen waking up under a picture of the foreign minister, putting on a "Livni Boy" shirt and singing of his love for her while dancing on the streets of Tel Aviv.

"Oh Tzipi, you're what I wanted, all that I expected from a political leader," the chorus goes in a mixture of Hebrew and English. "I don't want Ehud. I don't trust Bibi. Tzipi if you let me, I will be your man. Just tell me yes."

In another line, he sings "Not Golda, not Condoleezza, not Palin, not Michelle Obama, because no one can beat you, Momma."
Obviously, in the parody, that's not Liran Avisar :-)
"Until you came, I thought I was messed up, but now I am strengthened," Nasrallah sings in the video. "Now you are running for prime minister, even though you were a failed foreign minister. I always wanted you to stand at the head, so it will be easier for me to crush the North. I know you don't provide any security and it will give me a great push.

"Because of you [Livni], I can capture you [Israel] and kick your butt and annoy you shamelessly. It's fun that you're weak."

The video was sent to political reporters from an address with the fake name Christian Shikora.
Heh. Too bad John McCain didn't try this.

Exit question: Will Livni now appear in public in a bikini? I'm losing my breakfast at the thought.


At 10:47 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I wonder what Hassan Nasrallah thinks. I seldom agree with him but he's right Livni is more of a girl than a woman. If she had an opinion on Israel's security, its been missing for the last couple of years. And no - we don't need to see her in a bikini. A burqa would be a much better outfit.


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