Paris Hilton vs John McCain, Round Two

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attention, America: Paris has spoken. Paris Hilton, the blonde, doe-eyed celebrity thrust into the presidential campaign in an ad by Republican candidate John McCain, issued a tart rebuttal Tuesday, albeit in a scantily clad, tongue-in-cheek kind of way.

Last week, McCain launched an ad comparing Democratic rival Barack Obama to Hilton and Britney Spears, suggesting Obama was no more than a celebrity candidate unready to lead the nation.

Hilton initially shied away from the debate over the ad and its effectiveness. But she responded Tuesday with a spoof on the comedy Web site Funny or Die.

"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," Hilton said, speaking as she reclined in a pool chair in a revealing bathing suit and a pair of pumps. "But then that wrinkly, white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad, which I guess means I'm running for president. So thanks for the endorsement white-haired dude."

"I want America to know that I'm, like, totally ready to lead," she said.

She then discusses energy policy, and suggests a hybrid of McCain's offshore oil drilling plan and Obama's incentives for new energy technology.

"Energy crisis solved! I'll see you at the debates," she said,

McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said Hilton appears to support his candidate's "all of the above" energy solution.

"Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan," Bounds said.

Hilton's mother, who with her husband donated $4,600 to McCain's campaign earlier in the year, has said McCain's ad is "a complete waste of the country's time and attention at the very moment when millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs."

McCain's ad uses footage of Obama's reception by Germans during a recent trip to Berlin to dismiss him as just another celebrity. Obama's campaign has criticized the ad; McCain has defended it as humorous.

Hilton's rebuttal includes plenty of humor at McCain's expense.

An announcer calls him "the oldest celebrity in the world, like super-old, old enough to remember when dancing was a sin and beer was served in a bucket," and asks, "but is he ready to lead?" Hilton's spoof also intersperses images of McCain and Yoda from Star Wars and the cast of television's "The Golden Girls."

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  • by NOBama Location: PGV on Aug 13, 2008 at 02:07 PM
    Where is Brittney Spears she needs to get in on this also. As for Tanyah let's not forget about the Olyingbama. As soon as he opens his mouth you know he's lying
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 7, 2008 at 04:37 PM
    Tom; What I say matters, which is more than I can say for much of the dribble I see here. I see quite a few that cannot even compose a coherent sentence.
  • by Cactus Location: Stranabe, NC on Aug 7, 2008 at 01:35 PM
    These comments are no church people, admit it, it was funny. She also produced a better energy than McCain or Obama. S0 laugh a little it won't hurt, at least smile it could be catching.
  • by Tom Location: LaGrange on Aug 7, 2008 at 01:27 PM
    To VBush: You seem to be commenting on everything lately, so practice what you preach!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 7, 2008 at 11:53 AM
    It amazes me that with all the topics on this website to comment on, something as trivial as this gets so much attention. What does that say about our society in general?
  • by Red State Location: Washington Co. on Aug 7, 2008 at 10:56 AM
    Like that ad was totally funny. Lighten up people. Unlike Obama and the rest of the whiney democrats, Paris recognized the humor is McCain's ad and answered it with her own. It was funny and was taken as such by McCain. Much better than the constant "Boo hoo hoo! I'm a victim." mantra that Obama is sticking with.
  • by MW Location: RM on Aug 7, 2008 at 10:48 AM
    I actually like the way she responded-- did it a little sarcastic but polite way. heck, I might even take back all the mean things I say about her.. --nah lets not go that far.. lol
  • by Tanyah Location: Kinston on Aug 6, 2008 at 11:38 PM
    McCain's ad backfired on him...I love it! He's nothing but an old lying fool anyway. Thanks Paris!
  • by Rob Location: NC on Aug 6, 2008 at 09:02 PM
    Like, Paris, like, why don't you shut your piehole?
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Aug 6, 2008 at 06:57 PM
    Whats so ironic is Paris is making fun of McCain yet at the same time she is endorsing him and she doesn't even know it. LOL McMain is bad, he doesn't care who endorses him, he'll stick you not in the back but straight in the front. I might just change my vote.
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