Paris Hilton–Political Savant

7 Aug

Thanks to John McCain’s attack ad comparing Barack Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, the 2008 Presidential Campaign has already reached Mt. McKinley-like heights of ridiculousness.  McCain’s ad is meant to demean Obama by calling him the “the biggest celebrity in the world” while clips of Hilton and Spears flash in the background.  This ad is a gaffe on several levels, not the least being the advent of Hilton’s own response spot, in which she unveils an energy policy that makes more sense than the one espoused by the senior moment-prone Senator from Arizona.

The first question that comes to mind is why Obama’s popularity would be considered a problem.  He’s young, charismatic, a great speaker, and a vast number of people view him as an image of hope for a better America and world.  There’s no love child scandal, sex tape, night club binge drinking, or “not wearing underwear snapshots” to fuel his fame.  It’s the man’s message and delivery that bring the crowds. 

Hilton’s response to McCain’s ad, on the other hand, is brilliant, not to mention titillating and erudite.  It can be seen in this report from Countdown:

The clear winner in this escapade is Hilton.  In a stunning leopard print one-piece, she puts forth an energy policy that makes sense.  She speaks well.  Thanks to “The Simple Life,” she has developed an understanding of the common folk.  Paris deals with the press effectively, and negative publicity doesn’t bother her.  In fact, she counters it with ease, as her response spot shows.  Hilton also has some charisma of her own.  If you don’t think she’d have North Korean leader Kim Jong II eating out of her hand and dismantling his nuclear program in five minutes, you’re crazy.

It’s too bad that Miss Hilton isn’t 35 and eligible to run for Vice-President.  An Obama-Hilton ticket would surely author a landslide over McCain and his VP-to-be (Bee Arthur?  Mitt Romney?).  Not even The Hangover’s endorsement could derail that winner.

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5 Responses to “Paris Hilton–Political Savant”

  1. george in the sticks August 10, 2008 at 12:55 am #

    I believe I’m a man who enjoys parody, a lifetime spent in bars almost ensures it, but I must draw the line on the hangover’s favorable coverage of Paris Hilton. The “stunning leopard print one-piece” I’m willing to let go as to each his own, but I must protest the “she has developed an understanding of the common folk” comment. First off, what the hell does that mean? Second off, what leads the hangover to suppose she has demonstrated the ability or capacity to understand anything beyond her own self indulgence whims? As for the implied suggestion that PARIS has developed a sensible energy plan I’ll point to the first response her entourage had in reference to the McCain ad Paris politics.

    So just how upset is Paris Hilton that GOP presidential candidate John McCain used her name and image in a campaign ad that attacks Barack Obama?

    “She hasn’t even seen the ad,” an unnamed pal says, “and she doesn’t plan to.” Paris , it seems, doesn’t follow the news, or have opinions one way or the other about the candidates. People magazine says her parents, on the other hand, are big McCain supporters. Wichita Eagle, The (KS) – August 5, 2008

    Yes, yes, I know your response was parody, but please, parody at least implies the possibility, no matter how outrageous, that the scenario is plausible.

  2. alguschip August 10, 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    A parody of a parody has George somewhat outraged and discombobulated. This condition must be attributable to continuous years of Red State-living.

  3. george in the sticks August 10, 2008 at 1:45 pm #

    You have no idea.

  4. alanbbc August 12, 2008 at 7:20 am #

    Oh, Thanks! Really amazing. Big ups!

  5. aaron, of course August 12, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    As Im listen to all the teeth gnashing and finger pointing caused by the hilarious McCain ‘attack ad’ I am reminded of the Robert Plant lyric ‘Does anybody remember laughter?’ Obama, his campaign staff and supporters are the most unfunny bunch we’ve ever seen! Et tu, Esteemed Host? LOL!

    Hilton would NOT get my vote for Pres., but everybody has a talent, and hers is getting her wicked hot friends uber-drunk so that they can flash for the camera. Could the nation use more of that? Let the people decide!

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