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Video of the day: Hilton for president

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 9:56 am in 2008 November election, Video of the Day.

Never underestimate a blonde, especially a super-star celebrity blonde with more money than even a presidential candidate.

Check out this spoof video featuring Paris Hilton on the Funny or Die web site, where she calls GOP presidential candidate John McCain that “wrinkly, white-haired guy” and presents an energy plan that sounds downright reasonable.

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

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  • RR

    I bet she will give her sister a Cabinet position if she is elected, maybe her mom,too.

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    I think that it’s a very smart way to get back at McCain. It’s nice to see humor in politics. You may not like Paris, but this was a very interesting thing to pull off.

    On a side note, I would prefer to hear the candidates speak of real issues instead of playing around with who’s a celebrity and who isn’t.

  • Hilltopper

    I always thought she was an airhead, but she sounds pretty articulate here.

    I’m real curious how this plays politically. Personally, I think it makes McCain’s ad look even stupider than even I thought it was (how horrible that people want to see and hear a candidate for president!) It also has McCain fighting with a supporter. On the other hand, it keeps McCain’s attack ad in the public eye.

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  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    She may still be an airhead, I don’t know. I’ve never met her in person!

    But I did see a good piece on CNN this morning about the two guys who run the Funny or Die website and came up with the idea for the spoof: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/08/06/moos.paris.for.president.cnn?iref=videosearch

    The two guys have done work for Will Farrell and they say they called up Paris, pitched the idea to her and she agreed. They taped it in the Hamptons and Paris memorized the script and did it in four takes.

    Interestingly, the McCain ad follows a trend in campaigning where a candidate attempts to turn what would seem to be his opponent’s greatest strength into a negative. But it’s tricky. Being famous isn’t exactly a bad thing for a politician. Just ask Arnold Schwarzenegger.