Huntsman’s daughters spoof “Sexyback”

posted at 1:25 pm on December 1, 2011 by Tina Korbe

This is so embarrassing to Jon Huntsman’s daughters that I almost feel ashamed to post it — but, then again, they wrote the spoof and flacked it as a pitch for their father, so they must not be mortified by it themselves. It sounds like the political campaign version of something a group of fifth-grade friends would write in a fit of creativity and concentration, record during a giggly sleepover and then release with the not-so-secret hope that every cute boy everywhere would hear it and think they’re enormously clever.

Whichever daughter is the lead singer sounds like she might be able to sing resonantly when she’s working with more theoretically sound musical material, but that’s about the only nice thing I can say. And the multiple interpretations of the lyrics work against the @Jon2012girls, too.

“We’re bringing Huntsman back,” they sing. “The rest of them is one big circus act. We’re right behind the guy who’s right on track.”

When I first heard that last sentence, I thought, “What? They’re saying the guy polling right ahead of their father is right on track? Who is that anyway? Rick Santorum?”

The irreverent Twitter campaign was one thing; it demonstrated a certain savvy and nonchalance that I thought earned the Huntsman girls the celebrity they’ve since enjoyed. But this is just silly. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve made my share of ridiculous music videos and I was even once talked into eating fried butter on camera by a certain Ed Morrissey, but, if my dad were running for president, I would show a bit more circumspection. At the very least, I wouldn’t make something absurd and try to pawn it off as appealing promotional material. Looks like the Huntsman girls are gunning to be the successors of Miss Meghan McCain — except they likely won’t even be able to say they were the daughters of the actual GOP nominee.

P.S. For what it’s worth — and because I know how unfair it feels to be judged by one flub — I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say I’m sure they’re ordinarily quite smart. I imagine this was just a little light-hearted fun. But I’m still not impressed.


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Do any of them have a blue dress?

if so Bill Clinton is interested.

PappyD61 on December 1, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Only slightly less boring and predictable than their dear dad

400lb Gorilla on December 1, 2011 at 1:31 PM

..pimping out hot babes is really, really not gonna work. Sid Huntsman should be ashamed of himself.

The War Planner on December 1, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Looks like the Huntsman girls are gunning to be the successors of Miss Meghan McCain.

Only if they pretend to be something they’re not. Discuss.

manwithblackhat on December 1, 2011 at 1:32 PM

lorein…

… Keep your pants on this time!

/

Seven Percent Solution on December 1, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Rinse and repeat from Headline thread:

Wow. That was really, really bad.

Or, to steal from Demetri Martin:

“As you can see,” pointing to a graph, “There comes a point where I don’t care how good looking you are, I just don’t give a damn about your cat dad.”

Fallon on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Well, this just further makes my mind up.

Huntsman is a pimp

Kini on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I suspect this will do wonders for Jim Huntsman’s campaign.

Red Cloud on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Odd.

catwrangler on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

JOn Huntsman was wondering why nobody likes him…well, this is why. he is an idiot.

Chudi on December 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

They are going for the disenchanted Obama youth vote… Watch out when the target us old single white guys…
-

RalphyBoy on December 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

I’m sure they’re ordinarily quite smart.

Yet extraordinarily stupid.

In order to make a comeback wouldn’t you have had to been in the lead at some point?

jdkchem on December 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Sister Wives.

portlandon on December 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

OH GOD THAT’S BAD.

Good Lord….Palate cleanser please.

Scoreboard44 on December 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM

“We’re bringing Huntsman back,” they sing. “The rest of them is one big circus act. We’re right behind the guy who’s right on track.”

I think they mean they are behind their father “we’re” meaning the girls, are right behind the guy who’s right on track.

Monkeytoe on December 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM

JOn Huntsman was wondering why nobody likes him…well, this is why. he is an idiot.

Chudi on December 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

And so are his Genes.

Scoreboard44 on December 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Huntsman is going NOWHERE.

Sorry.

Anyone who might have been susceptible to his message is voting for Ron Paul.

Spathi on December 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM

They could call themselves the Huntston Trio. Or Buffalo Huntsfield. Maybe team up with Meg McCain and call themselves “Three Agog Not”.

I was even once talked into eating fried butter on camera by a certain Ed Morrissey

Sigh. If that’s the limit of your “craziness”, then … I don’t know, Laura Bush let’s say is probably more daring than you. Like, she didn’t get married until her thirties. Insane wild. :|

Paul-Cincy on December 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Jon Huntsman, the job creator?

Really?

MeatHeadinCA on December 1, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Tina…

… maybe you can just import our comments from the headlines.

We all try to be clever and all, but repeating ourselves gets tiresome after a while…

All that said…

… Benton Huntsman has some hawt daughters!

Seven Percent Solution on December 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Tina Korbe:
Don’t get me wrong: I’ve made my share of ridiculous music videos

Link?

Darksean on December 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Sister Wives.

portlandon on December 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

No, I haven’t seen the Romney gals around here.

MeatHeadinCA on December 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Former NBA bust, Shawn Bradley?

Doughboy on December 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Take two:

Tina Korbe:

Don’t get me wrong: I’ve made my share of ridiculous music videos

Link?

Darksean on December 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I see a reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” in their future, with daddy in the John Forsythe role. and David Frum as Bosley.

jon1979 on December 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I’ve made my share of ridiculous music videos and I was even once talked into eating fried butter on camera by a certain Ed Morrissey,

heck Tina, they’re probably serving something equally as delicious on at the buffet on the SS Love Boat that Ed’s floating on right now!.///

ted c on December 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM

eating fried butter

Uhmmmmmm. My dream food.

BTW, are there any homely people in Utah?

LASue on December 1, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I think they mean they are behind their father “we’re” meaning the girls, are right behind the guy who’s right on track.

Monkeytoe on December 1, 2011 at 1:35 PM

I also came to this conclusion after thinking about it for longer than the song lasts, which is problematic.

Red Cloud on December 1, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Looks like the Huntsman girls are gunning to be the successors of Miss Meghan McCain

Whoa whoa whoa… the three of them put together could hardly stack up to Meggy.

(heh, I denounce myself)

red winger on December 1, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Sister Wives.

portlandon on December 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

ISWYDT

CurtZHP on December 1, 2011 at 1:39 PM

The sister wives are fugly. He must choose them while blindfolded.

andy85719 on December 1, 2011 at 1:40 PM

So what if it’s silly? He’s polling an asterisk, and they wanted to have a little fun. Anything to lighten up what has been a dreary campaign season chock full of weak candidates is welcome, imo.

changer1701 on December 1, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I’ve never been to salt lake city, but I’ve known some folks from there and others that have lived there. I’m sure there are some of the ugly persuasion, but I have seen no evidence of it. FWIW, they are quite attractive…(at least the sample I’ve known)

ted c on December 1, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Whoa whoa whoa… the three of them put together could hardly stack up to Meggy.

(heh, I denounce myself)

red winger on December 1, 2011 at 1:39 PM

The three of them put together could hide behind Meggy!

CurtZHP on December 1, 2011 at 1:40 PM

I think they saw the mileage Meghan McCain got out of being the child of a presidential candidate and are hoping for the best.

ButterflyDragon on December 1, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Looks like the Huntsman girls are gunning to be the successors of Miss Meghan McCain

they’re a few taco stands short of Miss Meggie Mac….IYKWIM

ted c on December 1, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Glenn Beck?

angryed on December 1, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I’ve never been to salt lake city, but I’ve known some folks from there and others that have lived there. I’m sure there are some of the ugly persuasion, but I have seen no evidence of it. FWIW, they are quite attractive…(at least the sample I’ve known)

ted c on December 1, 2011 at 1:40 PM

I flew through SLC a lot and I always noticed that there was an abundance of hotness all around the place. Not passengers, airport workers who were locals. Seemed like they were all 5’8″, thin and blonde.

Then I actually spent some time in SLC and confirmed that yes, the whole freaking city is like that.

On the downside they all seem to be married with 3 kids by the time they’re 22, so…..

angryed on December 1, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Ayla Brown… the choice for when you really need a RINO’s hot singing daughter.

red winger on December 1, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

No. The Mormons are a blessed people originally decendants of Apollo and that Aphrodite lady. And Tab Hunter and the Elke Sommer chick.

All from countless eons of good, solid genes where the chicks have size D’s and the guys sport size 10′s.

Scoreboard44 on December 1, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Doesn’t sound as bad as “Friday” I guess.

VibrioCocci on December 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM

The one in the middle is really cute.

Mister Mets on December 1, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Huntsman is such an idiot that it’s shocking he isn’t yet leading in the polls. He actually said “we need more workers” in a Republican debate.

Buddahpundit on December 1, 2011 at 1:52 PM

In the immortal words of John Riggins

“Lighten up, Sandy baby.”

Give me a break, has this country lost it’s sense of humor? You, Ms. Korbe are much too young to be such a sourpuss. Leave that position to Ed or Allah.

patch on December 1, 2011 at 1:52 PM

creepy

Terp Mole on December 1, 2011 at 1:53 PM

I was even once talked into eating fried butter on camera by a certain Ed Morrissey

Many girls have done much worse on camera. And it still involved butter

blatantblue on December 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM
No. The Mormons are a blessed people originally decendants of Apollo and that Aphrodite lady. And Tab Hunter and the Elke Sommer chick.

All from countless eons of good, solid genes where the chicks have size D’s and the guys sport size 10′s.

Scoreboard44 on December 1, 2011 at 1:48 PM

what’s the deal with the magic underwear?

PappyD61 on December 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Cute girls. Good chance there is a moderate-driven Huntsman meme before mid-January that goes like this : “Mitt can’t get the nomination and we need someone to stop Newt. Is there another available moderate Mormon?”.

dedalus on December 1, 2011 at 1:58 PM

FWIW; Quintana Huntsman’s wife is a wee bit attractive herself. The singin’ honeys here are trying to lock in their future for a White House wedding since ol’ Pappy ain’t keeping up with his end of the deal….

ted c on December 1, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I was even once talked into eating fried butter on camera by a certain Ed Morrissey

Many girls have done much worse on camera. And it still involved butter

blatantblue on December 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Link?

patch on December 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Hot or Not Air?

Red Cloud on December 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

It would have been better, if they were grinding on stripper poles while singing.

Just saying.

Rebar on December 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

2 words: Harry.Reid.

SouthernGent on December 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM

FWIW; Quintana Huntsman’s wife is a wee bit attractive herself.

Yes.

Thankfully they take after mom, and are even luckier not to have inherited dad’s creepy eyebrow.

red winger on December 1, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Oh leave them alone… they’re hot…

They shouldn’t have said the “circus act” line explicitly… but I’ve been saying it forever…

The GOP Primary has killed the GOP and TEA Party momentum because of idiots and attention whores like Michelle Bachman and Herman Cain have soaked up so much oxygen. Rick Perry is also to blame for flaming out but at least he has a resume for the job. If the GOP base does not see this then the GOP is in huge trouble.

Seriously, quit cheering on the Star Wars barscene like freak show or get out of politics and find a more productive hobby… like cutting yourself.

ninjapirate on December 1, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

No, it’s all the clean living we do. But most Mormon girls wear a bit more clothing. It keeps you guessing. Modest is hottest.

Kristamatic on December 1, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Why does Huntsman continue to allow his daughters to make him more of a joke? Whose in charge of message strategy in that campaign? That why when I hear Joe Scarborough or others going on about how great Huntsman is things like this remind us of how much of a political amateur the guy is.

nswider on December 1, 2011 at 2:12 PM

They should have included a banjo and a jug to target the right audience.

fastestslug on December 1, 2011 at 2:16 PM

I found it catchy.

myrenovations on December 1, 2011 at 2:18 PM

what’s the deal with the magic underwear?

PappyD61 on December 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM

A symbolic reminder of commitments to God – like a wedding ring is a symbolic reminder of a commitment. Not mysterious. Not magic. But hyperbole is way more fun than the reality of walking into a church store and buying them, or even ordering them online.

jaclynjh on December 1, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?
Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

When I lived in L.A. Across the street from an LDS parking lot, I would pop a beer and sit at my front window. Those were the days!

Mr_Magoo on December 1, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Ok, so lets get his 2% poll number back to his previous high of 1%.

That’s not a “comeback” that’s a “setback” girls…

But those words are similar, so I can see how that happens.

gekkobear on December 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM

I’ve made my share of ridiculous music videos and I was even once talked into eating fried butter on camera by a certain Ed Morrissey

Tina, we’ve all seen the fried butter thingy, but how about putting up one of those musicals? Please?

a capella on December 1, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Yes. See Harry Reid.

Mirimichi on December 1, 2011 at 2:41 PM

I liked it. Huntsman is the only GOP candidate who would stand a chance of defeating Obama in 18-29 demographic, but his stance on immigration means I won’t support him.

thuja on December 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM

The main drawback to tearing out my eardrums right now is that this would be the last thing I heard.

Andrew D on December 1, 2011 at 2:44 PM

That song made me physically ill. *vomit*

Penfold on December 1, 2011 at 2:44 PM

SouthernGent on December 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM

You beat me. I didn’t see your post. Sorry.

Mirimichi on December 1, 2011 at 2:49 PM

This is sadder than Meghan McCain.

SuperCool on December 1, 2011 at 2:51 PM

what has Juantanameta Iron Mike Huntsman allowed his girls to do?

abobo on December 1, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Huntsman Sisters vs. Kardashian Sisters – battle of the ‘Sexyback’ live on pay-per-view sunday Sunday SUNDAY!

 

I’d buy that for a dollar!

 

‘Slap Fight With The Huntsmans’ reality TeeVee series on E! in 5… 4… 3… 2…

FlatFoot on December 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM

thuja on December 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM

My son turns 18 4 months from today(Yeah-April Fools Day)and he’s supporting Perry. Like momma-like son.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM

How tacky and desperate. So he is pimping out his daughters to try to get attention now? lame.

From the pic, the brunette looks good but the other two are ‘meh’.

Youd think for something that could get picked up in the news, they would have at least put some effort into the song and possibly auto-tuned it to clean up their bad voices.

kaltes on December 1, 2011 at 3:32 PM

The brunette is yummo.

Alden Pyle on December 1, 2011 at 3:34 PM

My son turns 18 4 months from today(Yeah-April Fools Day)and he’s supporting Perry. Like momma-like son.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I’m glad he’ll be able to vote 11 months and a few days from now. Still, we need to repeal the 26th Amendment!

thuja on December 1, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I’d pretty much vote for whoever the one that will marry me, tells me to……

Lol!

KMC1 on December 1, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I like the daughters more than their dad…

… and that isn’t saying much.

ajacksonian on December 1, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Pants off. Pressing start. BBIAB.

lorien1973 on December 1, 2011 at 3:55 PM

I think they are the best reason to vote for Huntsman. They are good looking. But having some eye candy in the white house would not be worth having him drive the country over the cliff at a slightly slower speed then Obama.

jeffn21 on December 1, 2011 at 4:17 PM

“I stepped in it man.”

Lucious Huntsman did a fine job raising his daughters.

pedestrian on December 1, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Oh, come on. They are cute girls, but I agree the clothes are missing and it looks like little jon is really trying to get the young male attention/votes and that’s called . . . .
I don’t think this will get him above -2%.

Bambi on December 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Great looking young ladies. That’s all I’ve got.

Jaibones on December 1, 2011 at 5:42 PM

:-P

Abby Adams on December 1, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Are there any ugly Mormons?

Rod on December 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Former NBA bust, Shawn Bradley?

Doughboy on December 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM

To be fair, he did hit his head on the door lintel every day since he was in 2nd grade.

TugboatPhil on December 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM

I found it catchy.

myrenovations on December 1, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Me too
Justin Timberlake isn’t the worse they could have chosen to sample.

Dr Evil on December 1, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Lucious Huntsman did a fine job raising his daughters.

pedestrian on December 1, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Yes He Did. But he still got Rick Rolled LOL!

Dr Evil on December 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Take it to the chorus!

Yeah! NO!

profitsbeard on December 1, 2011 at 6:59 PM