Many in Spain reportedly want to say “Not tonight I have a headache” when it comes to more showings of what is becoming known as the political orgasm video. The BBC reports:
Spanish politicians have criticised a video by the Young Socialists in Catalonia in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote.
Both Socialist and opposition politicians have attacked the campaign video.
The equality minister called it “misleading” advertising.
In the video the young woman gets increasingly excited as she votes for the Socialist Party in this month’s regional elections in Catalonia.
It concludes with the phrase, “Voting is a pleasure”, after she puts her voting slip in the ballot box.
The leader of the conservative opposition Popular Party of Catalonia, Alicia Sanchez-Camacho, said the video was an “attack on the dignity of women”.
This story will be shocking to Americans of both political parties.
After all, Americans don’t get that excited when they vote (if they do at all).
Partisans get excited when they listen to their favorite talk show hosts.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.