Washington DC - (Rotters): A virtually unknown British band, 7 Seconds of Love - whose recent song 'Ninja' featuring animation of dancing Ninja kittens was the subject of a successful lawsuit against soft drinks giant Coca Cola over unauthorised copyright material use in a TV ad promotion - has suddenly caught the attention of Governor of Massachusetts Mitt 'Walter Mitty' Romney as he forages around for a PR campaign to launch his 2008 White House presidential bid.
The song's use of cute and cuddly Ninja kittens has struck a warm note with the Mitty fundraising team who want to use it in a bold campaign move to promote the Governor's soft side, in an effort to counterbalance what many see as a rather dreary and serious domestic and foreign policy profile.
But the move may have backfired after political analysts derided the Massachusetts Governor's risible attempts to carve himself into a global statesman and slammed his only 'soft' part as his brain.
"Trust me on this one", said political spread-betting index CEO Larry Loadsadosh. "No amount of schmaltzy feline schmoozing is gonna reinvent this reptilian-brained Reagan-era escapologist into some kinda huggy-shmuggy pussy-suckin' vote-grabbin' matinee idol that slimes his way into Capitol Hill like the old Gipper.
"And the band that's singin' the Ninja song, 7 Seconds of Love - sounds like they've been named after the withdrawal method of contraception. Ya think the god-fearin' ladies of the American Bible Belt gonna fall for a name like that?"