This week former White House intern Monica Lewinsky turned 40, re-entering the national news headlines for the first time in years. The infamous intern’s affair with President Bill Clinton nearly got him kicked out of office before he was acquitted of impeachment charges in February 1999. That just makes this YouTube video seem even more timely.
YouTube channel BarackDubs is known for mashing up popular songs including Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” with snippets from President Barack Obama’s speeches and seemingly making him sing the pop songs. This time BarackDubs has switched things up by dubbing former president Clinton to make him “sing” Robin Thicke’s suggestive song “Blurred Lines.” In the video, Clinton sings the chart-topping hit’s racy lyrics declaring “I know you want it” and lamenting about “good girls” and “blurred lines.” While Clinton may not be thrilled about the mash-up, on the plus side, at least the video was G-rated (unlike the original) and at least the song wasn’t “Sexy and I Know It”.