Friday, November 07, 2008

Yossi and Jagger II?

The ladies at Jezebel note "the subtle, but sexy, homo-eroticism" of a certain photograph of two pretty, albeit very hetero, politicians. Could a sequel be in order? Who'd be Yossi and who'd be Jagger? Barack would just have to be Barak, and to, well, speak Hebrew. He could be the half-Ethiopian free spirit, with Rahm the macho Sabra, tweaking their real biographies just enough to make the film work. Eytan Fox would, of course, direct. The result would be so beautiful that everyone would favor legal gay marriage, and all would be well in the world.


Anonymous said...

I don't see the homo-erotic thing.

It's a good picture, but it kind of brings to mind a JFK-RFK vibe especially considering the relative youth of the two.

I was wondering who the VP candidate will be in 2012 for Obama. I am leaning toward it not being Biden. Biden is just going to be the go-to-guy for the late-night comics.

There's going to be 4 years of whole segments on Leno, Conan, et al devoted to "What did Biden say today?"

He's also going to be 74 in 2016. If Obama wins in 2012, chances are they will want someone who is more viable than a VP who would already be a national joke.

So, I wonder if they will politely tell him to take some other job.

Perhaps Emanuel will become the VP candidate in 2012?

You would have the soft touch Obama with the Emanuel the hammer. And both would be relatively young.

In any case, I can see Biden walking the plank, even if Emanuel won't be the VP.

Matt said...

I see a sort of sensitive masculinity in Obama, more at ease with his masculinity than homoerotic..

but I imagine some leftier-than-Obama types will see a Jewish conspiracy. Is that photo as frequently used as that Jezebel article says?

Phoebe Maltz Bovy said...

Matt: The image is homoerotic if you want it to be.

As for fears of a Jewish conspiracy, my guess is those inclined to think in those terms are now convinced that it's blacks pulling the strings behind the scenes. In other words, racists are otherwise engaged.