Carol Platt Liebau: The Sexification of Politics?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Sexification of Politics?

Kathleen Parker quite rightly points to the "sexification" of elements of this year's presidential campaign -- the Obama girl, the Giuliani girl and the Hillary Clinton girl, complete with risque videos.

But the sade truth is that this trend is hardly new. Remember Votergasm from 2004? Or this sort of silly stuff?

Politics has followed along with the "vulgarization" of the rest of the culture. The difference is that, even as the internet made the sexualization of politics more accessible, now YouTube has made it more visually appealing -- a sort of catnip for television news producers looking to fill a 24 hour cycle.


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