August 6th, 2008
12:04 PM ET
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Paris Hilton fires back at McCain's "Celeb" ad


Watch Paris Hilton’s message for McCain

(CNN) - Paris Hilton has fired back in response to presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain's "Celeb" ad comparing the 27-year-old heiress to Barack Obama.

The less-than-two-minute spot was paid for by the comedy video Web site, It features Hilton sprawling in a lounge chair in a swimsuit. The socialite mocks McCain's ad, saying, "I want America to know that I'm, like, totally ready to lead."

What are Hilton's thoughts on energy policy? She says her position is a "hybrid" of Obama and McCain's. "Energy crisis solved," the heiress declares.

Related: How did Paris Hilton's response come about?

Hilton, who's built a career out of being a celebrity, also reveals her pick for vice president and plans while in office. "I'm thinking Rihanna. I'll see you at the White House. Oh, and I might paint it pink. I hope that's cool with you guys," she says.

"I'm Paris Hilton and I approve this message because I think it's totally hot."

The McCain camp responded to Hilton's ad Tuesday. "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," says McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds.

soundoff (417 Responses)
  1. Voting Obama

    McCain is an idiot He wasted all that money on a sorry add. If this man gets in office America is in trouble. Imma blame all those who voted for him......

    August 6, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  2. Shawn

    She's got my vote.

    August 6, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  3. anagkutty

    seems like this is Paris Ad is going to backfire on McCain. Paris called McCain OLD.

    August 6, 2008 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  4. probama in paradise

    My question did mc grumpy respond to Mama Hilton's irritated comments?–those are his donors who he has clearly angered!

    He SO set himself up for that one...don't even feel remotely sorry for him–
    One thing to infuriate the minorities, women, etc...but OOPS he did it again–
    Made people in his own camp angry!
    (Hiltons are donors toward his campaign!)
    Time to retire, McGrumpy and settle in with your own aging Paris–

    August 6, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  5. David Goldman for OBAMA









    August 6, 2008 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  6. Miguel Rivera

    I know this is offtopic, but Layla Kayleigh said she finds Wolf Blitzer smart and good looking.

    August 6, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  7. Brandon Hillary Puma4Mc

    Well Both Paris and Barack seem to have the same qualifications and experience for the job. Or lack thereof Ill stick with Mc.

    August 6, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  8. Tucker Bounds is Clueless

    Wow! Tucker is even more of a delusional air-head than I thought!

    Yo Tuck, in case you didn't notice, Paris was MOCKING you, not endorsing you.

    August 6, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  9. Anthony

    The funniest part is that McCain is still determined to inject his jabs and negativity at every given opportunity. Its crazy that i find myself actually asking McCain to "GROW UP". Isnt he in his 70's. And he'll probably look in the mirror and laugh to himself, and smirk at how "cool" he thinks he is... Get a CLUE. We need leadership.
    Obama '08 '12

    August 6, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  10. billylee8

    Just who IS in the "McCain camp" anyway? A bunch of 3rd graders?

    August 6, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  11. femi

    foolish mccain camp dont even know when the joke is on them? losers!

    August 6, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  12. Josh

    Good for her. I mean, I'm going to vote for John McCain because Obama really is the political equivalent of Paris Hilton but I'm glad she's sticking up for herself.

    August 6, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  13. Tristan


    And the McCain camp thought it necessary to reply to this publicity stunt, why?

    August 6, 2008 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  14. Chris

    "Old Dude" – That is really funny. McCain, you keep making mistakes, even before becoming a president. Imagine you are the president. Holy Hell.

    August 6, 2008 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  15. Honest Black Man

    She's got more foreign policy experience than Obama. LOL


    August 6, 2008 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  16. Matt from Oreogn

    You know back when Clinton, Obama, and McCain were on WWE's Monday Night Raw I thought American Presidential politics had reached rock bottom, now we discovered it has yet to digg itself deeper. This is just pathetic, good job camp McCain, you've brought the biggest stupid, spoiled brat into the presidential politics by making a joke out of the process. Anyone who votes McCain out of be ashamed of themselves, they don't love America.

    August 6, 2008 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  17. Nick - Arlington, VA

    ....the saddest part is how the McCain camp responded by bashing Obama.....the Hilton video was funny though...better than her other video "performance"

    August 6, 2008 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  18. Paris

    CNN your headline is misleading , Why are you lying?
    The ad is not attacking McCain. It actually emphasizes the all of the above approach that John McCain has.
    Which includes drilling and nuclear power that OBAMA is against.


    August 6, 2008 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  19. rem nice

    eat it mccain.

    August 6, 2008 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  20. xddy4u

    All this is pure BS. What is not funny, is that McCain is a Dick Chaney clone. The both you can trust as far as you cam throw them, and that's not far. Vote McCain and you will get VP Chaney as President. You can quote me on that.

    August 6, 2008 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  21. RobWA

    HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!! The crypt keeper in there was simply HOT!!!

    August 6, 2008 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  22. Dan

    Good for her.

    August 6, 2008 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  23. Marj,Paso Robles, Cal

    Paris has more substance than the lies and stupidity from the Dumbama camp.

    Paris/McCain 08

    August 6, 2008 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  24. JimS.

    And the McCain camp responds with even more childish and juvenile blah-blah. Wise up, even Paris Hilton is smart enough to know you're useless.

    August 6, 2008 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  25. Doris,Memphis,TN

    This is soooooooooooooo hot.

    August 6, 2008 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
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