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. Nancy Volpe

    Fun response, Paris. I hope Cindy McCain is taking John McCain by the ear to the back of the room, and telling him he is making a fool of himself. At the end of an distinguished career to his country, he needs to be careful about lasting impressions.

    August 6, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. oscar

    Does Mccain see Moses as a celebrity? Moses was a charismatic leader and possessed all qualities of leadership. He knew how to reach out to his people and how and when to interceed for his people.He also knew how to talk to leaders of other nations on behalf of his people.That was what Obama stood for. Moses was never experienced,David was never experienced and all charismatic leader who lead in the book of judges were not experienced but called. That's why God has called Obama to deliever his people from Economic,Social and political logjam. Someone should tell Mccain to stop reading prepared text to the American. Let him stand up and talk to the Americans from his head. Is this how he is going to carry and read from prepared text to address other nations of the world? That'd be a slap to our face.

    August 6, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  3. poor johnny mack

    crypt keeper daaaammmmmmn

    August 6, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  4. Yogi

    This Country is like totally screwed. We are laughed at by the rest of the world. It will be just like the fall of the Roman Empire. American citizens with the help of the media are too ignorant to have a serious discussion of issues.

    August 6, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  5. Lexie

    I saw this ad this morning. Hearing something intelligent coming out of Paris Hilton's mouth may have short circuited my television, but I thought the commercial was funny.

    August 6, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  6. Chas in Iowa

    John has got to get back on his medication,....he's not making much sense these days.
    He best get on message and off the comedy wagon before he totally becomes a joke to America and the rest of the world.

    He is coming off as a blithering idiot.

    August 6, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  7. Edwin

    This is madness. I wish Obama would take the gloves off and start smearing McCan't back. He sure as hell a a LOT more skeletons in his closet.

    OBAMA '08!!!

    August 6, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  8. Demogogue

    I always listen to Paris... and Oprah....

    That is why I voted for Obama- NOT because HE is a celebrity... but because the celebrities created him.

    August 6, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  9. Sam R

    If we could ever get unbiased reporting from the media, this video wouldn't be so funny because everyone would already know that the "all of the above" energy plan is exactly what John McCain is proposing. As far as her strict environmental controls for offshore drilling, go back and read about hurricane Katrina and see how much crude oil spillage there was in the Gulf during/after the storm.

    August 6, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  10. dr. yes we can

    for you ignorant repubs on here?paris was supporting obama's plan,not mccains.u peeps are so dumb.keep following tucker bounds.he acts like a teenager compared to axelrod.

    August 6, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  11. Phil Newton Murphy, Oregon

    The politics of the absurd.

    Be careful what you start, my friend.

    Might not be able to finish.

    August 6, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  12. Lone McCain Blogger

    Picture this ad ...

    ... the Maverick?
    = James Garner

    McCain ,,,
    = 90% Bush

    August 6, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  13. Tom

    Good for her. McCain's campaign is a joke, except it won't be one bit funny if he gets elected and gives us four more years of Bush/Cheney Deluxe.

    August 6, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  14. Timber (ex dem)

    Vote for Obama because I think it is hot. I bet a lot of people would. The presidency is becoming like a popularity contest instead of one of the most powerful, important job positions in the world. Why don't we just put Paris in there or Lindsay Lohan? It is getting ridiculous. What about the issues facing our people? It is ok for Paris and Obama to fool around but there are a lot of hungry people, people without health insurance, without jobs in this country. Let us not put an empty suit celebrity in the most important job in the world. Obama will tell you what you want to hear to get elected, we see that from the primaries. He has gone back on his words too many times to count.

    August 6, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  15. Bubbleheads get to vote too

    I vote based on who Oprah picks- Obama is the book club choice of the month- but is he presidential?

    The DNC and supedelegates also voted based on Oprah's pick.

    Look where celebrity worship got us.

    August 6, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  16. Van

    And how is this news?

    August 6, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  17. anna ga

    Well done Paris. When made fun of or ditzed, get even. The girl's energy plan did sound half way reasonable though. I thought Mccain was running a clean campaign. Aparently he flipped.

    August 6, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  18. MINNESOTA Democrat

    Mccain enters his wife into a topless bikini pageant.

    Can we talk about Respecting Women? Paris Hilton has more sense than this senile man. What's 27 years of senate experience to do when he is still stuck in his stubborn 1950's mindset?

    August 6, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  19. dummycrats

    The stupid vote generally outnumbers the smart vote.

    Look at what happened in the democratic primary.

    America suffers from celebrity fever.

    McCain is right.

    August 6, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  20. Nick, NY

    The fact that there are people who are defending Sen. McCain's behavior is saddening. Some of the comments on here that ignore the story entirely and just take a jab at Paris Hilton or Sen. Obama are also saddening. I would hope that the U.S.A. has learned a valuable lesson [or two] from electing President Bush, twice. Are you, the eligible voters, going to tell the world that whoever is the most fiercely negative campaigner wins? Isn't it time for something new? Isn't it time to try to hope again? Isn't it time to work to get ourselves on a better path? Bitter, tunnel-visioned, Clinton Supporters, racists, and the Far Right need not answer; your answers would most likely be saddening as well.

    August 6, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  21. dummycrats

    Will the endorsement from Paris HELP Obama?

    That is the question.

    So far it is all about star power- NOT substance

    August 6, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  22. Ken

    Another McCain swipe at Obama backfires, how funny.

    How much more foolish can this man's campaign look?

    Yesterday he was offering up his wife for a beauty contest at Sturgis, not even realizing that this "contest" includes fondling a banana and toplessness, among other things much too sensitive for values oriented Republicans for me to post on this site.

    He now comes across as a doddering fool. We've already have one now in the White House, we certainly don't need another.

    August 6, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  23. randy

    Wow dems should be happy paris hilton has a better plan than barrach. She also sounds better as well not uhhhhh after every word.

    August 6, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  24. dummercrats

    If Paris gains Obama votes.... I'm moving to an intelligent country.

    August 6, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  25. brightest bulb

    Another dim wit for Obama?

    Now that the BRIGHTEST bulb stands behind the straw man... I will vote for Obama.



    August 6, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
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