Paris Hilton Campaign Video
Just when you thought Campaign 2008 couldn’t get any dumber, Paris Hilton weighs in with a video:
For those unable to watch the video, ABC News’ Tahman Bradley has the rundown:
Sitting on a lawn chair in a bathing suit, Ms. Hilton says to camera, “Hey America, I’m Paris Hilton and I’m a celebrity too. Only I’m not from the olden days and I’m not promising change like that other guy. I’m just hot.”
She continues, “But then that wrinkly white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad, which I guess means that I’m running for president.”
And so, since Hilton has interpreted the comparison to Sen. Obama, D-Ill., as meaning that she too is qualified to be leader of the free world, Hilton, jokingly, lays out her campaign platform.
The video has some more tough words for the “wrinkly white-haired” Arizona Senator: “He’s the oldest celebrity it the world, like super old. Old enough to remember when dancing was a sin and beer was served in a bucket,” a narrator says, with a picture of Larry King and then Yoda to drive home the age point.
Team McCain isn’t missing a beat:
In the unkindest cut of all, McCain’s spokesperson Tucker Bounds tells TMZ that on the subject of energy, Paris is deeper than Barack. He says, “Sounds like Paris is taking the ‘All of the Above’ energy approach that John McCain has advocated — both alternatives and drilling. Perhaps the reality is that Paris has a more substantive energy plan than Barack Obama.”
Naturally, all of this has resulted in some enlightening discussion on the issues that matter msot to Americans.
AllahPundit: “She’s got a sense of humor, a thoughtful energy policy, and nearly as much federal legislative experience as Barry O. If grotesque overexposure and grandiose ego are now prerequisites for the presidency, then the choice is … actually, the choice still isn’t clear, is it?”
Ace: “Takeaway: Even leftwing comedy writers, hopelessly in the bag for Barack Obama, struggle to find any sense in Obama’s doctrinaire no drilling, no way policy.”
Dan Riehl: “All things considered, while thinking back to the Clinton years and of how Paris secured her infamy … is America really ready for a President who does her best work on the other side of the desk and would be constantly loading it up on to YouTube, as well?”
Dave Price volunteers his services.
Glenn Reynolds observes, “Well, unlike Obama she’s worked in the private sector for years . . . .” But Obama actually has worked in the private sector (Business International Corporation; Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland law firm; several boards of directors); it’s McCain who’s spent his adult life on the federal payroll (Annapolis, Navy, House, Senate). Not that there’s anything wrong with a lifetime of public service.
The best headline, hands down, goes to YahooNews for “Paris Hilton issues tart rebuttal to McCain ad.” One presumes the pun was intentional.