Well, it had to happen.
Paris Hilton, star of reality TV and B-movies, couldn't pass up a chance to get more publicity by responding to John McCain's ad calling Barack Obama "the biggest celebrity in the world" amid images of her and Britney Spears.
Posted today on the comedy website, funnyordie.com, the Hilton video opens with an announcer saying of McCain, "He's the oldest celebrity in a world, like super-old...Is he ready to lead?"
Then Hilton, herself, lounging on a pool chair in a revealing swimsuit, says the "wrinkly, white-haired guy" put her into the presidential race.
She proceeds to outline her energy policy that she says is a "hybrid" of Obama's and McCain's. "Energy crisis solved," she says.
"I'm Paris Hilton and I approved this message, and I think it's totally hot," she concludes.
UPDATE: And, par for the course for the campaign, the McCain campaign has actually issued a response:
“It sounds like Paris Hilton supports John McCain’s 'all of the above' approach to America’s energy crisis -- including both alternatives and drilling. Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan," spokesman Tucker Bounds said in a statement tonight.
McCain's celebrity ad launched late last week. Over the weekend, Hilton's mother Kathy blasted the spot. She and her husband, Hilton Hotels heir Richard Hilton, had donated $4,600 to the McCain campaign.
In a statement published on the Huffington Post website, she said that the ad was "a complete waste of the money John McCain's contributors have donated to his campaign."
"It 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," she continued.
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