Punked to the Hilt-on!

From Times Online:

She’s blonde, she’s hot and she wants your vote: Paris Hilton for president?

The American hotel heiress has thrown her bikini into the presidential campaign with a video in which she declares she’s “like, totally ready to lead.”

In the clip, posted on the website www.funnyordie.com, Ms Hilton reclines on a poolside sun lounge dressed in a barely-there leopard print bathing suit and gold stilettos, and promises that, if elected, she will paint the White House pink.

The video is a spoof of John McCain’s ‘celebrity’ advertisement released last week in which the Republican candidate compared Barack Obama’s popularity with that of Ms Hilton and claimed the Democrat was no more than a celebrity candidate who was not ready to lead the nation.

Original DVD cover.

In Ms Hilton’s version of the advertisement, she tells electors: “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!”

Between flipping pages of a travel magazine, the 27-year-old socialite adds: “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, and I want America to know I’m, like, totally ready to lead.”

Ms Hilton then offers a bumbling alternative US energy strategy, suggesting that she plans to combine elements from Mr McCain and Democratic rival Mr Obama’s policy platforms.


Funnyordie.com contributors Adam McKay and Chris Henchy pitched the idea of the video to Ms Hilton after the McCain ads were debated around the world.

“She got it that the McCain thing was a low blow,” McKay told AFP. “And she felt she didn’t want to return it with angry fire, and that this was the best way to respond. It’s a playful jab.”


McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said Ms Hilton appears to support his candidate’s energy solution.

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

Don’t Tucker and Captain Underpants understand that they were one upped by Paris Hilton? By Paris Hilton!! They might live to regret that ridiculous commercial they made. Not only did Funny or Die skewer the wrinkly white-haired dude from the olden days, but Barely Political has a new video of Captain U and Britney!


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15 responses to “Punked to the Hilt-on!

  1. Got a Grip

    I generally despise Paris Hilton just on principle, but I have to admit that the little video was cute, and it made Captain Underpants look like an idiot.

    Maybe the way to the American voter’s heart is to have spoiled heiresses make cutesy little videos on on the really important subjects like torture and the shredding of the Constitution, abject poverty and our degraded school system. I’m sure they’re just the ticket to get over the important concepts on these issues.

    Britney, Lindsey, Jessica, Nichole! Come on now. It’s your patriotic duty, after all…..

  2. i despise her, too, gotta, but that video was very funny. what was even funnier, though, was capt underpants’s campaign’s unwillingness to admit that they were made fools of. instead, they kept it in the spotlight, and lots more people heard capt u being called the old dude and wrinkly.

  3. Got a Grip

    I have to conclude that his campaign staff is comprised of venal idiots. Of course, it’s not like they’ve got the best material to work with, either.

    Are those really Pari’s hands? Those are some bony suckers. The brass knuckles look hot, though.

    I sent you a very special email today, nons. Did you get it?

  4. no, those aren’t paris’s hands. i found them on the internets. i thought the bejeweled brass knuckles were something paris should have. i found capt u’s black eye on the internets, too. i thought that was something capt u really should have.
    yes, i got the email, and i responded, gotta.

  5. Got a Grip

    That’s odd. I haven’t gotten it. I’m so excited to hear your thoughts on the subject…. 😉

  6. i think i just answered you again. let me know. i was smarter this time. i saved a copy! 😉

  7. Got a Grip

    I got it! Yea!

    I’ve got to get some sleep now, I haven’t actually slept for two days so it’s got to happen soon. But I’ll be back after awhile. In the meantime, be a good girl and don’t talk to strangers (unless you want to….)

  8. i might conk out soon myself. i finally fell asleep at noon today and woke up at 3. i remember back when my all-nighters were deliberate.

  9. jlms qkw - jenn

    sometimes ms. hilton seems to have some strategic and/or tactical skills.

  10. she’s like gum on the bottom of a shoe. just when you think she is no longer in the public eye, and we have all been spared, something happens to resurrect her non-career, and we are stuck having to look at her again. in this case, though, i will forgive her.

  11. d’oh!! should i have titled this plastered by paris?

  12. jeb

    OK, show of hands here. If it were Paris versus CU or any Rethug and you had to vote… Eeeeewwww!

    Nonnie, is there a problem with your reply function. I never get a reply from you.

  13. jeb,
    my reply function is in the shop. i should be getting it back any day now. 😀

  14. jeb

    I don’t know how to reply to that.

  15. when you figure it out, email me. then wait for my reply. 🙂