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.
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.
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
discusses energy policy, and suggests a hybrid of McCain's
offshore oil drilling plan and Obama's incentives for new
solved! I'll see you at the debates,'' she said.
spokesman Tucker Bounds said Hilton appears to support
his candidate's ''all of the above'' energy solution.
might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she
obviously has a better energy plan,'' Bounds said.
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.
includes plenty of humor at McCain's expense.
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. (AP)