The New Jon Huntsman Ad By His Daughters Reminds Us Only That Even Svetlana Stalin Endorsed Her Father on Occasion

Failing (flailing?) Republican presidential candidate Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-Utah) is not only saddled with a general lack of charisma and interesting policies but with his daughters. Much to the apparent dismay of staffers on the former governor's of-interest-only-to-Beltway-liberals-and-even-then-not-many run for the White House, the girls have "gone rogue" in appropriating Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack":

The campaign itself has been unnerved at times by the Huntsman daughters’ jokes — for example, when they dinged Romney on Twitter for only visiting China once, adding, “Panda Express doesn’t count.”

The latest video apparently took at least some campaign staff by surprise. “They’ve kind of gone rogue,” said one source with knowledge of the campaign.

"The video was produced without authorization,” said a longtime Republican close to the campaign. “The girls were asked by a number of campaign officials to not release the video. The campaign was not informed of the release of the video. The video does not have a disclaimer and is not a campaign product.”

"We are shamelessly promoting our dad like no other candidate’s family ever has,” said one of the daughters (who have names, but really, should we bother learning them before they show up on Top Chef, The Next Food Network Star, or Celebrity Rehab?).

As Squeaky Fromme could tell you, that sort of familial loyalty is as touching as it is overstated. With the possible exception of Newt Gingrich, we can safely assume that all the real and imagined GOP candidates have secured the votes of a clear majority of once-and-future blood relations.

Joe Stalin's tortured (literally and figuratively) daughter Svetlana died recently and, despite defecting from the Soviet Union to America (and then back again), even she at times had kind words to say about the man who called her "little sparrow" when taking a breaking from the murder of innocents (she once memorably noted that "You can't regret your fate, although I do regret my mother didn't marry a carpenter.")

All of which is a way of saying: I miss Roger Clinton (two shows nightly at the Pyongyang Marriott!) and the Bush girls 1.0.

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  • Stockholm Syndrome||

    Libertarians have stockholm syndrome for agricultural city-Statism.

  • Destrudo||

    Yawn

  • Off White Indian||

    You are nothing but a cheap knock off imitation of my brother White Indian. We all know it is [AGRICULTURAL+CITY]-[STATISM].

    Now of you excuse me I have to GAMBOL........

  • WTF||

    Gambol
    Balm Go
    Lamb Go
    Lag Mob
    Gal Mob
    Mag Lob
    Lam Bog
    Lam Gob
    Am Glob
    Ma Glob

  • Abdul||

    I kind of like the brunette the most.

  • ||

    Me, too.

  • ||

    Aren't they all brunettes?

  • ||

    I always thought the blond would turn into a fat girl. But she really hasn't. This is one time I would go for a blond over a brunette.

  • mr simple||

    One of the blondes wa a bit chubby in an interview I saw them in, NTTAWWT. The skinny blonde kept getting cut off by the brunette. When she finally got a couple sentences out, I understood why. Definitely a blonde.

  • ||

    I was mistakenly talking about the Bush twins. The blond is still pretty hot these days.

  • )(||

    Veronica over Betty, always.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Yes

  • JD||

    2, 1, 3.

  • Montani Semper Liberi||

    Republicans have the hottest daughters.

  • Zeb||

    I don't know. Gore's daughters were pretty good looking. I would have picked them over the Bushes in magical fuck-whoever-you-want-without-consequences land.

  • sunny black||

    You know you dream of an Amy Carter-Chelsea Clinton-Alexandra Pelosi orgy of self-entitlement.

  • Skip||

    Alexandra Pelosi is kind of nice in a hipster girl sort of way. Chelsea is just gross and I am too young to remember Amy Carter.

  • yummy||

    Ayla Brown's a freak, in a good way.

  • Suki||

    What a RACIST video!

  • Nigel Tufnel||

    What's wrong with being racy?

  • Suki||

    At least the still picture is not racist.

  • fish||

    It's racist of you to notice that!

  • ||

    SEXy, not "racy," Nigel. It's sexy that there's nothing wrong with being, you twit.

  • ||

    With the possible exception of Newt Gingrich, we can safely assume that all the real and imagined GOP candidates have secured the votes of a clear majority of once-and-future blood relations.

    Pretty sure I remember a brief blurb in the Onion's "Our Dumb Century" with "Dukakis wins a majority of Dukakis family."

  • Mike M.||

    Dear Huntsman daughters: whatever you do, don't quit your day jobs. Assuming of course that you actually have any.

  • wareagle||

    being Huntsman daughters IS their day job. It's kinda like being a Hilton but without the sex tape. At least so far.

  • Chris||

    Nice Streetlight Manifesto reference.

  • ||

    I dunno dude they are looking pretty good to me dude. Wow.

    www.VPN-Shield.tk

  • _||

    I think we've found O3's brother here.

  • PersonalJustice||

    Based on Huntsman's poll numbers, this is probably one of those no such thing as bad publicity things.

  • yummy||

    The latest video apparently took at least some campaign staff by surprise. “They’ve kind of gone rogue,” said one source with knowledge of the campaign.

    "The video was produced without authorization,” said a longtime Republican close to the campaign. “The girls were asked by a number of campaign officials to not release the video. The campaign was not informed of the release of the video. The video does not have a disclaimer and is not a campaign product.”

    They doth protest too much.

    This is like Chik-Fil-A complaining that one of their giant fiberglass cows got stolen.

  • Spanky||

    What happens when wealth, looks, and lack of talent collide...

  • Spanky||

    Incidentally, did you notice that the Huntsman daughters singled out Cain for the most abuse? Herman, I think they secretly want you...

  • sunny black||

    I liked how Bill Huntsman went on Hannity a few weeks ago, and after saying 'Hi, how are you?' the camera panned to reveal his spawn. And they giggled and posed for the next 5 minutes.

    Review: Tim Huntsman running for President, goes on Hannity (one would assume to vomit policy platitudes), and then pimps out his daughters so they can ham it up and make poo on Hannity's studio. He knows what's up.

  • ||

    so... very biblical. Kind of like Lot.

  • Skip||

    If Huntsman hadn't fallen over himself complimenting Obama, I think he would be doing much better.

  • FIFY||

    If Huntsman hadn't fallen over himself complimenting Obama wasn't Huntsman, I think he would be doing much better.

    also

    If Bachmann wasn't Bachmann, I think she would be doing much better.

    If Cain wasn't Cain, I think he would be doing much better.

    etc

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    If they can perform "Baby got back," then while the Huntsman campaign is still on, someone should perform Cesar Franck's "The Accursed Huntsman." Why hasn't this meme gotten out?

    The media can work it into one of those religious-right-doesn't-like-mormons headlines: "The Accursed Huntsman? Fundamentslists question Huntsman and Romney's religion," etc.

  • The Other Siblings||

    Hey, let's not forget Billy Carter, Donald Nixon, or Sam Houston Johnson while we're talking about embarrassing family relations here...

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