Friday, August 08, 2008

Over the last couple of years, this blog has taken a few jabs at the "actress" Paris Hilton -- Ooops, I did it again! -- for having little if any talent and no discernible job skills, and living well anyway. Events of the past week may give this writer cause for believing otherwise. For what is perhaps the first time in her career, Ms Hilton did something clever.

A recent campaign ad for John McCain pokes fun at the cult of celebrity around his opponent, Barack Obama, which includes a brief glimpse of Ms Hilton. It would appear that the young lady (or at least those whose job it is to keep her from ever getting bored) has found a way to get back at this, and she has taken to producing her own campaign ad. I have no idea whether it has been on TV or not, but it has certainly gotten attention. TMZ reports: "In the unkindest cut of all, McCain’s spokesperson Tucker Bounds tells TMZ that on the subject of energy, Paris is deeper than Barack. He says, 'Sounds like Paris is taking the "All of the Above" energy approach that John McCain has advocated — both alternatives and drilling. Perhaps the reality is that Paris has a more substantive energy plan than Barack Obama.'"

Hey, let's also give her credit for the ability to pronounce long multi-syllabic words off a teleprompter without skipping a beat. I'm almost tempted to vote for her myself. And so it goes for this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy. (WARNING: Content advisory, as in when she says, "I'll see you at the debates, b****es." Other than that...)

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