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.
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!