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Clinton spoofs`Sopranos' in Web video (you'll throw up things you ate twenty years ago)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070619/ap_en_tv/clinton_video ^ | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 06/19/2007 12:24:03 PM PDT by dead

WASHINGTON - The scene: A diner and a jukebox. A nostalgic song. A long fade to black. It worked as a finale for "The Sopranos." It now marks a new beginning for "The Clintons."

Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign on Tuesday unveiled its new campaign song with a Web video that spoofs the final scene of the popular HBO mobster series.

The video and the announcement of Celine Dion's "You and I" as the official Clinton tune cap a monthlong, interactive Internet campaign that drew more than a million viewers to the Clinton campaign Web site and to YouTube, the popular online video display room.

It also illustrates the growing reliance by some of the more technologically savvy campaigns to connect with voters and potential donors in a clever, relatively inexpensive format that is infused with pop culture references, contemporary themes or intimate moments.

Just this week, the campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, posted a video featuring Romney's wife, Ann, narrating scenes of Christmas vacation last year when the family reached the decision to pursue the White House.

In the new Clinton clip, Hillary Clinton, like Tony Soprano, spins through the musical selections in a diner in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., near her home in Chappaqua, as her husband, former President Clinton, quizzes her about the campaign and the song contest winner.

The Soprano touches are subtle but perfectly obvious to any fan of the series.

The music that plays through the video is not Dion's but Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" the same song that Tony Soprano chooses from the jukebox in the show's final scene. At one point, actor Vince Curatola, who played New York mob boss Johnny "Sack" Sacramoni in the series, walks menacingly by the Clintons' table.

Tony Soprano ordered onion rings. Hillary orders carrots for Bill. "No onion rings?" the former president asks forlornly.

"Where's Chelsea?" Sen. Clinton asks. Outside a car tire hits the curb. "Parallel parking," President Clinton replies.

"How's the campaign going?" he asks.

"Well, like you always say, focus on the good times."

"So what's the winning song," he presses.

"You'll see."

"My money is on Smash Mouth," he says. "Everybody in America wants to know how it's going to end."

"Ready?" Hillary asks.

The scene fades to black.

But, no, unlike the Sopranos, it's not over. You can click to hear Dion's song. A new page pops up. The most prominent word stands out against a red background:

"Contribute."

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On the Net:

http://www.hillaryclinton.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: partnersincrime; stickyclintons; stophillary
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I just watched it. I got douche chills down to my toe nails.

I couldn't find it on YouTube, despite what the hack AP flack says in this advertisement for the wench. I had to go to her website to torture my eyeballs.

1 posted on 06/19/2007 12:24:07 PM PDT by dead
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To: dead

Hillary is a b*tch


2 posted on 06/19/2007 12:26:24 PM PDT by llevrok (I voted for George Bush - not Jorge Bushjoles!)
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To: dead

David Chase should sue.


3 posted on 06/19/2007 12:26:32 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: dead

Yep - when you think CLINTON - think gangsters.


4 posted on 06/19/2007 12:28:44 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: dead

She’s doomed. (She has evil on her side.)


5 posted on 06/19/2007 12:29:13 PM PDT by hershey
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To: dead
(you'll throw up things you ate twenty years ago)
Magnificent barf alert. [I'm not going to Hillary's site ever. I have more respect for my computer than that.]
6 posted on 06/19/2007 12:29:14 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Fred D. Thompson for POTUS!)
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To: dead

With all of the serious issues facing a potential presidential nominee, it is good to see her focused on a campaign theme song /s


7 posted on 06/19/2007 12:31:07 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: dead
"Where's Chelsea?" Sen. Clinton asks. Outside a car tire hits the curb.


8 posted on 06/19/2007 12:33:57 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: kik5150

And that dumba$$ Celine Dion at that - because of course she was the idiot that thought the ransacking and looting of New Orleans after Katrina was a GOOD thing.


9 posted on 06/19/2007 12:34:18 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: dead

roger that hoax-trick-conspiracy.
double-bag technicolor HURL alert, toes-to-scalp and shoot me when i’m done!


10 posted on 06/19/2007 12:34:27 PM PDT by wayne_b24 (tag line in shop. this is a rental ... does it make me look fat?)
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To: dead

As I posted on the other thread, Edie Falco is hot, and Hillary is a hideous beast. So her ad is stupid.


11 posted on 06/19/2007 12:34:31 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: dead

One line missing was talking about his probable indictment.


12 posted on 06/19/2007 12:35:48 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Yes....we can keep hoping, can’t we????


13 posted on 06/19/2007 12:36:17 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: dead

Wow! She gets 1 million hits. So I went to YouTube because I was so hoping that Fred Thompson beat her with that Sicko skit he did and man I am disappointed...he only got 59,000 hits. How can she get that many more hits than he does? United States of America’s population does not have it’s priorities straight at all.


14 posted on 06/19/2007 12:38:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Right Cal Gal

“Don’t Stop Believin”


15 posted on 06/19/2007 12:38:47 PM PDT by AU72
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To: dead

Here is what I liked about it: it depicts the Clintons as a bloody, murderous crime family.


16 posted on 06/19/2007 12:39:33 PM PDT by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: Asclepius

Forget David Chase — heck, Tony and Carmella should sue!


17 posted on 06/19/2007 12:42:08 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: dead

Not a bright move on the part of Hillary’s campaign. Someone is bound to come up with a spoof COMPARING the Clintons to the Sopranos.


18 posted on 06/19/2007 12:44:44 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: dead

I thought the only part that was interesting was Bill Clinton and the carrots. First it did show her a little softer. But, why make fun of your daughter????? The song is stupid. Why that got chosen when you want many people to vote for you is beyond me. The fact that she did not pick a current band like Maroon 5 or something like that shows that she is out of step with America!!!!! Well her loss I suppose. Good for us.


19 posted on 06/19/2007 12:47:02 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: dead

except for the fact that it starred the Clintoons, the video was pretty funny.


20 posted on 06/19/2007 12:49:10 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: dead

Hey, at least bill didn’t snap his carrot. :-)


21 posted on 06/19/2007 1:24:30 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: dead

They try so hard to be hip. Painful.


22 posted on 06/19/2007 1:26:39 PM PDT by manapua
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To: napscoordinator

“But, why make fun of your daughter?????”

Because she has always been only a prop for the great Clinton campaign machine.


23 posted on 06/19/2007 1:40:59 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: Tired of Taxes
Someone is bound to come up with a spoof COMPARING the Clintons to the Sopranos.

The Clintanos.

24 posted on 06/19/2007 2:50:07 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: dead

I’m sure the families of Vince Foster and Ron Brown have long seen the similarities.


25 posted on 06/19/2007 4:31:22 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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I spoke with "T" about this. I gotta tell ya', honey...he's not pleased.

26 posted on 06/19/2007 5:38:44 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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just watched it. I got douche chills down to my toe nails.

I actually found it lame and unoriginal. Typical Democrats, they never have their own ideas.
27 posted on 06/19/2007 5:45:53 PM PDT by rxgalfl
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To: dead

Did you ever notice they kind of made the Sopranos republicans or Bush supporters, atleast the parents, I couldn’t figure out if it was a compliment or an insult haha. Besides Tony having a generally conservative attitude, Carmella said things like “well I voted for him”, and it came up when they did the season after 9/11 a couple times too. Also remember in the last episode when AJ was going on a rant and when he said the part about Bush letting Bin Laden go and Paulie yelled “OHH!!”, pretty funny.

They also had them say some critical things too so I guess they just tried to put in some popular political topics people were discussing at the time.


28 posted on 06/19/2007 5:53:23 PM PDT by Nomad577
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To: dead

These people are the scum of the earth and I am getting sick and tired of hearing about them!!!!!!!


29 posted on 06/19/2007 5:54:59 PM PDT by taillightchaser (!)
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To: dead

I almost fell off the treadmill at the gym tonight when I saw that on FNC. Hillary as Tony Soprano? Jeez.....


30 posted on 06/19/2007 6:06:14 PM PDT by PogySailor (Murtha'd: To be attacked by a corrupt politician for doing your job.)
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To: dead

I figured they’d pick “the bitch is back” for the theme song.


31 posted on 06/19/2007 6:17:54 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: PogySailor

Jesus wept.

Tony won’t sue, but he might invite them onto his boat.


32 posted on 06/19/2007 6:18:06 PM PDT by everydayislikesunday
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To: dead
Still the best Clinton spoof ever
Bill Clinton visits McDonalds
33 posted on 06/19/2007 6:28:41 PM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: napscoordinator

bill had “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac an old burnt out song at that time...now hillary and her “Don’t Stop Believing” another oldie.


34 posted on 06/19/2007 6:30:01 PM PDT by scan58
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No surprise that Her Thighness's ads contain touches from the Sopranos. Her real-life links to mobsters are part of her M.O. and have been for years.

How else can you explain her use of the services of notorious private investigator Anthony Pellicano?

How else can you explain the numerous "Arkancides"?

How else can you explain the murder of Vince Foster - and, in all probability, at least a few others who were once close to her or her husband?

How else can you explain the climate of fear on the part of others in politics who might have challenged her?

And how else can you explain her choice of New York - the biggest mob state in the country - as her launching pad for her presidential ambitions?

35 posted on 06/19/2007 6:37:00 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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Here is what I liked about it: it depicts the Clintons as a bloody, murderous crime family.

Just dropping a hint or two to any superdelegates that might think about supporting Obama or Edwards? Fugettaboudit!

36 posted on 06/19/2007 6:46:03 PM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: ml/nj; firebrand; Mia T; Miss Didi; rmlew; Alamo-Girl; Kitty Mittens; Nancee; Marysecretary; ...

Ping!


37 posted on 06/19/2007 6:48:35 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: dead
I can’t stomach watching.

I can say that The Shreeker has NO sense of humor (!!!!!!) This was, undoubtedly, suggested to her by some handler. Nothin’ more embarrassing than a humorless piece of crap trying to tell a joke (Ok, not many things).

38 posted on 06/19/2007 6:50:07 PM PDT by bannie
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To: hunter112

I think we agree on that. Please see my post # 35.


39 posted on 06/19/2007 6:50:09 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Maceman

Please see my post # 35.


40 posted on 06/19/2007 6:52:20 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Don’t you mean Bada Ping!


41 posted on 06/19/2007 7:04:58 PM PDT by aragona (Liberals are idiots.)
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To: napscoordinator

I think the ad was excellent and shows they don’t take themselves too seriously. It was fun and funny, and it will get a lot of play short term. It’s a home run for Hilly - I wish the GOP and conservatives could work a bit at changing their well cultivated image as fuddy duddys or holly rollers.


42 posted on 06/19/2007 7:07:23 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: dead

THIS IS THE CAMPAIGN SONG TO WATCH....GO LEAVE A NICE COMMENT FOR THE WITCH - http://youtube.com/watch?v=UtW9Ptcmm-8


43 posted on 06/19/2007 7:07:42 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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The article notes ‘a long fade to black’ in the Sopranos finale, but it had a sudden cut to black. News writers don’t know much.


44 posted on 06/19/2007 7:08:17 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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Wow! She gets 1 million hits.
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And you *believe* that?


45 posted on 06/19/2007 7:21:11 PM PDT by noblejones (Ben Stein for President, 2008.)
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To: dead

How fitting for the Arkansas Mafia Queen and her courtesan.


46 posted on 06/19/2007 7:24:32 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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So a program that highlights characters who are willing to murder to get their way and had the worst finally ever, is spoofed by Rotten.

She is a loser.

Let’s highlight our campaign with a crap ending to a show.

47 posted on 06/19/2007 7:32:41 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (Speaker Pelosi - Three cheers for Amnesty!)
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To: dead

Dead, I’m still laughing at your title.

What happened to your famous tagline?


48 posted on 06/19/2007 7:50:32 PM PDT by exit82 (Trent Lott needs fixing, not talk radio.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


49 posted on 06/19/2007 8:51:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: justiceseeker93

Just to let you know... Mia T has been banned from FR. Sadly, she’s gone...


50 posted on 06/19/2007 9:57:59 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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