Video: McCain’s finally in “Vogue”

posted at 2:01 pm on June 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

Here’s what’s making the rounds today on e-mail, presumably as an illustration of the theory that anything with politicians’ heads photoshopped into a popcult touchstone can evoke a smile. The title: “Project Make McCain Exciting,” which is golden in how it reveals by implication how shallow Obama’s own appeal is. Why they’d choose an almost 20-year old music video that was barely risque for its time to show how stale and pedestrian Maverick is escapes me, except possibly as some very “meta” irony. Any mash-up weapon to hand, I guess.


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FAIL

LimeyGeek on June 27, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Uh okay.

lorien1973 on June 27, 2008 at 2:05 PM

Thankfully that was short.

Kahuna on June 27, 2008 at 2:06 PM

I cringe whenever I hear that. Her daring to invoke those names, linking she’s in their league. . .

- The Cat

MirCat on June 27, 2008 at 2:08 PM

Gay.

mylegsareswollen on June 27, 2008 at 2:08 PM

an almost 20-year old music video

Damn I feel old now. Thanks, AP!

KelliD on June 27, 2008 at 2:08 PM

KelliD on June 27, 2008 at 2:08 PM

yeah thx AP, jeeez

trailortrash on June 27, 2008 at 2:14 PM

This is the type of thing that people usually wake up screaming from.

pilamaye on June 27, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Friday Stupid

Why they’d choose an almost 20-year old music video

Well, Madonna IS news today on Drudge:

Madonna: I want a divorce…

Guy: I want out of Kabbalah…

Brat on June 27, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Alcohol had to have been involved somehow.

amerpundit on June 27, 2008 at 2:22 PM

Colbert is hilarious.

VolMagic on June 27, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Since Madonna and Justin Timberlake are promoting their new duo release (Jay Leno last night) their fans rationalized this as relevant even if INAUTHENTIC.

The setting did not work in sync. If the music is 20 years old, the McCain’s photos should have been from 20 years ago as well. And Hobama’s face was missing from the open shirt young black gay male dancer representing Obama 20 years ago.

maverick muse on June 27, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Allah, you’ve missed the point entirely.

This is an obvious ploy to gain those all-important Log Cabin Republican votes.

The Ugly American on June 27, 2008 at 2:37 PM

All of you know this is a project launched by Colbert after McCain’s boring speech was juxtaposed to Obama’s “We will stop the rise of the Oceans” acceptance speech, right?

Akin to his “Star Wars” project, where he cavorted with a lightsaber and let fans put him in action sequences using a green-screen, this was supposed to make McCain more exciting, as he speech clearly was very, very boring and strained.

VolMagic on June 27, 2008 at 2:40 PM

It was cooler than McCain’s “Dr. No” ad that was so ancient my Dad wouldn’t even have understood the allusion to the pop culture. At least I remember watching Vogue with my babysitter.

LT Nixon on June 27, 2008 at 2:57 PM

That video was disturbingly annoying then and even more so now

Kini on June 27, 2008 at 3:09 PM

Whatever.

Hunt035 on June 27, 2008 at 3:12 PM

huh.. is this making fun of McCain’s arms?

Chakra Hammer on June 27, 2008 at 4:43 PM

The title: “Project Make McCain Exciting,” which is golden in how it reveals by implication how shallow Obama’s own appeal is.

Heh.

“Look how pretty OUR candidate is! Your candidate is oogy!”

misterpeasea on June 27, 2008 at 4:47 PM

Stop. The. Presses.

wise_man on June 27, 2008 at 4:51 PM

All of you know this is a project launched by Colbert after McCain’s boring speech was juxtaposed to Obama’s “We will stop the rise of the Oceans” acceptance speech, right?

Akin to his “Star Wars” project, where he cavorted with a lightsaber and let fans put him in action sequences using a green-screen, this was supposed to make McCain more exciting, as he speech clearly was very, very boring and strained.

Thanks for posting the clarifier, ´cause I would´ve if you hadn´t.

apostle26 on June 27, 2008 at 5:09 PM