Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Livni Boy



Does that look familiar? It should. Remember "Obama Girl?"

Anyway it looks like Kadima is trying to fight back, by packaging Tzipi Livni as the candidate of change! That may be hard to do considering she has been part of the government's leadership team since the last election. She is in, what I would call, the "pragmatic" nationalist camp: not that that connotes a realistic long term strategy, just that she is willing to think beyond the narrow ideological mantras of Israel's traditional nationalist and religious-nationalist camps: "Not One Inch", "All of The Land of Israel is the Historic Homeland of the Jewish People", "Jerusalem Will Forever Be Undivided"; and she believes in the possibility of peace.

So I guess that makes her better than Bibi and the Likud.

Here is a translation of the lyrics:

Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh

La
La La La La
La La La La
La La La La

Until you arrived I chose to be cut-off
But now I'm always glued to the screen
When you say you'll be different from what was
That you'll fix the situation with a confident attack.

Always knew that a woman would bring the change
And not throw empty slogans in the air.
I’m sick and tired of Generals who scare.
Want you Tzipi, baby: I’m not the only one.

For you I'd travel far: I will complete the march.
In the end you will conquer the leadership of the Government.
Oh Oh Oh Oh Tzipi
You're everything I desired
Everything I anticipated
From a political leader.
I don't want Ehud.
Don't trust Bibi.
Tzipi if you'll let me
I’ll Be Your Man.
Just tell me “yes”.

OK, check my flow.

Still in the Mossad you knew days when there was danger to the State.
Barak & Bibi just left us here in a mess.
Together we will defeat all crimes from Qassams to Iran.
We will finish it cleanly with class, not like Durban.

I want you to make me safe and peaceful.
In my dream you're at the podium for the anthem.
At the end of the day we'll drink coffee together,
And if the recession is over we may even eat.

For you I'd travel far: I will complete the march.
In the end you will conquer the leadership of the Government.
Oh Oh Oh Oh Tzipi
You're everything I desired
Everything I anticipated
From a political leader.
I don't want Ehud.
Don't trust Bibi.
Tzipi if you'll let me
I’ll Be Your Man.
Just tell me “yes”.

(Livni's speech:
We will not wink (turn a blind eye) at things we disagree with
Just because it will pay off politically for us.
And I know that this is also what the Israeli public
Wants to see from its leader: from all the leadership.)

And don’t promise me any job.
I don’t want anything in return.
Just dream that it will be good here,
And that you will be Prime Minister.

No Golda, No Condoleeza,
No Palin, No Michelle Obama
For no one can compare to you Mama.

Oh Oh Oh Oh Tzipi
You're everything I desired
Everything I anticipated
From a political leader.
I don't want Ehud.
Don't trust Bibi.
Tzipi if you'll let me
I’ll Be Your Man.
Just tell me “yes”.
The style is obviously meant to appeal to the young, and the young at heart. But the message is so limited, the vision so small, its pathetic ...

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When there is no other available instrument on must perform emergency surgery with a pocket knife.

7:07 pm  

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