After John McCain used a shot of Paris Hilton in a campaign ad ribbing Barack Obama for being a celebrity, Hilton has fired back with her own tongue-in-cheek ad thanking that “white haired dude” for his endorsement and declaring, “I want America to know that I’m, like, totally ready to lead.” At one point, Hilton, clad in the skimpiest outfit ever seen in a campaign ad, stops to finish a magazine article on where to get the best tan, before articulating her energy policy – a hybrid of the Obama and McCain proposals – and concluding “energy crisis solved.” The spot produced for FunnyorDie.com ends with a spoof on the required candidate approval: “I’m Paris Hilton and I approve this message, because I think it’s totally hot.”
The McCain campaign got a kick from the Hilton response. “It sounds like Paris Hilton supports John McCain’s ‘all of the above’ approach to America’s energy crisis –including both alternatives and drilling. In reality, Paris Hilton may have a more substantive energy policy than Barack Obama,” said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds.
RBR/TVBR observation: Sometimes we think that Paris Hilton is a totally clueless ditz – and then she does something which demonstrates that she gets it, this whole famous for being famous thing, and does something clever like this. Maybe that’s why she continues to be famous for being famous.