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Britney and Pepsi

Former Senator and 1996 Presidential candidate Bob Dole was on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Tuesday, where he discussed his role in the Britney Spears starring Pepsi commercial. Dole also joked that he wasn’t responsible for the breakup of Britney and *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake. Read on for the very funny transcript.

The period Pepsi jingles are real, but the ads themselves are modern reinterpretations of old TV commercials, and that may be the only interesting thing about them. Retro efforts like these always underline a certain truth: Eras are defined largely in hindsight. After all, who has the self-awareness (or clairvoyance) to understand exactly how a decade will be recalled?
However, the new ad may well have captured the current moment anyway, for one reason -- Britney herself. What other figure on the current pop horizon has a better shot at becoming the emblem of the age? You don't have…