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It’s over: ‘Obama Girl’ votes for change

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

EDITORIAL: Change comes, relationships end, we move on — that’s the way it is even for my stunning neighbor, Amber Lee Ettinger, whose viral video, “Crush on Obama,” will go down in the history bytes as one of the greatest contributions to global warming. What happened? “Broken promises,” the “Obama Girl” told FOX’s Sean Hannity.

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It was a short honeymoon, indeed — barely 400 days. But Amber’s eyes no longer moisten at the sight of President Barry. She LOVES big sunglasses, but her Rose Garden-colored pair have been shattered.

“I just don’t have that big crush like I used to,” she said. “Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words.”

Amber is as incredibly bright and sweet as she is a traffic-stopper. (Read my interview with her: Hudson’s own ‘Obama Girl’.)

She’d be the first to admit that she lucked into the “Crush on Obama” video, which is still going strong at more than 16 million hits on YouTube and gave the 2008 presidential campaign its lightest, cleverist moment (She danced and lip-synched through Manhattan over someone else’s vocals).

“If I had this crush on him the same way as I did in the beginning, I’d be the fool,” she told Hannity.

“You know, it’s like a relationship: When you get into a relationship with somebody, they’re all great and perfect, they say all the right things…. And then once you’re in the relationship it’s like, OK, they’re not that perfect.”

Publisher/Editor Jerry DeMarco

HANNITY: It’s gone?

ETTINGER: Yes, I mean, it was two years ago. If I had this crush on him the same way as I did in the beginning, I’d be the fool….

HANNITY: Those words, those speeches, now they ring a little hollow. It doesn’t have the same — you don’t want to stand up and chant, “Yes — yes, we can”?

ETTINGER: Well, everyone [last week] watching the [State of the Union] speech got a good workout, because they were up, like, 86 times to clap for him. But I think it was a lot of recycled talk.

HANNITY: I don’t know about relationships. I’ve been married 18 years, so I’m out of that business. But there’s that, you know, the person’s perfect. You don’t see any faults at all. In a sense, do you think maybe you were sort of caught up in what I describe as Obamamania?

ETTINGER: Infatuation.

HANNITY: You were


ETTINGER: It’s an infatuation. Yes.

HANNITY: And now it’s gone?

ETTINGER: It’s not completely gone now. I graded him a B-minus, and I don’t think that’s that bad.

Allowing that things could’ve been worse, Amber then flashed her wit at the viewers: “Well, at least I wouldn’t be the ‘Edwards Girl’, right?”

Anyone know a good videographer? I’ve got a crush on my neighbor.

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