Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Paris approved this message

I have to admit that these TV ads/campaign ads are annoying. Fear-mongering with a sweet voice over.

Seriously. Why show more images of your opponent rather than sharing the reasons why you support the ideas you do?

Why not design an ad which explains that those in your political party (and the current admin) believe that birth control is tantamount to abortion? Somehow I think have the lining of your uterus dredged is a bit more significant than taking a hormone pill which affects ovulation or prevents an egg from implanting in that uterine lining. But then again, you don't have a uterus. My bad.

So here's the John McCain ad....

To which, Paris Hilton presents this response....

And here's a Huffington Post report found on Yahoo News...

Hilt-Owned -- Paris Responds to McCain's Ad

Seth Grahame-Smith
Tue Aug 5, 11:12 PM ET

Love her or hate her, you've gotta hand it to Paris Hilton

She just made John McCain her bitch.

In less than two minutes, she accomplished not one -- but FIVE things McCain himself has been unable to do in two years of campaigning:

1) Come off as intelligent and self-effacing.

2) Present a well-reasoned energy policy.

3) Generate excitement on the internet.

4) Win over a new block of supporters.

5) Say the word "Hilton" without the preface "Hanoi."

Yeah, I know -- it's just a funny little video. But no matter what the flacks say, I promise you they aren't laughing over at Camp McCain. Because as you read this, that funny little video is spreading faster than a case of Cancun herpes...and it's only Tuesday.

Team McCain can expect to be thrown off message (assuming they have one beyond "Yay, motorcycles! Yay, race cars!") tomorrow as the MSM picks this up and plays it to death. They know their candidate will be asked to respond, and that he has no choice but pretend he finds the whole thing amusing, or paraphrase Tucker Bound's envious, childish response: "Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan."

Either way, he looks ridiculous, because he's engaging in a dialogue with...Paris Hilton. Expect the "celebrity" backlash to continue all week (the last before we tune out and watch the Olympics).

Who knows? Maybe the media will also remember that for all his "celebrity" talk, John McCain's the guy who made cameos in movies like Wedding Crashers and TV shows like 24 -- and whose daughter, Meghan, is like, totally bff's with Heidi Montag from The Hills. (But let's face it...they probably won't).

Here's to you, Paris. You may be famous, but unlike some people -- you aren't ashamed to admit it.

And that's hot.

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of Pardon My President: Ready-to-Mail Apologies for 8 Years of George W. Bush.

And here's more in The New York Times Politics Blog, today...
The Caucus: The Next Round of the TV Ad Wars…

By Michael Falcone
Published: August 6, 2008

The McCain campaign has released its latest television ad, which once again calls Senator Barack Obama “the biggest celebrity in the world.” Today’s ad, however, also asserts that Mr. Obama’s policies would hurt the American family.


  1. It has been nice not seeing her in the news. I definitely blame McCain for resurrecting Paris back in the media.

    November cannot get here quick enough so I can be put out of my misery of the extremely long presidential campaign.

  2. I am so with you on the presidential campaign. I want the election to be like tomorrow. Do people really not know who they would for?

  3. This is why the best people for the job will never consider running in the political race of disgrace.

  4. Thanks for posting those videos...since I often watch the news with the sound OFF, I had no idea what the commentators were referring to!!!

    Linda D. in Seattle