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. Anonymous

    This is ridiculous!!!!

    August 6, 2008 06:46 am at 6:46 am |
  2. FS

    "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.

    Tucker did you not hear or read what she said?? She said "She says her position is a "hybrid" of Obama and McCain's. "Energy crisis solved," .

    Like Obama said these guys "take pride in being ignorant"...
    This line sums up the McSame Campaign in a nutshell, in fact it should be Obama's new theme towards all of their attacks, because it is sickening how MSM and you CNN are giving McCain a free ride..even on your political front page theirs a link "Fact ...Fact Checking Obama's statements that has been their all week yet McCain has made false statements over and over everyday and we dont see a factcheck link for him on the front page for days...NO BIAS NO BULL...yeah right!!!

    August 6, 2008 06:48 am at 6:48 am |
  3. Rob indetroit

    What kind of a man is John MCnut's he enters hyis wife in a sexist contest at sturgess, they both looked liked a couple of idiots, i bet cindy wanted to stay with the bikers.

    August 6, 2008 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  4. catjax

    All this silliness are so rediculous. Why are we entertaining or even pay attention to any of this? Our country is now in chaos, and requires a serious leadership in the whitehouse, and in congress. As americans, we better look deeply and examine these candidates., otherwise, it is only us to blame if we ever picked the wrong one. We should never go with our emotion, but with our good judgement.

    August 6, 2008 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  5. Wayne

    When a vapid publicity hound like Paris Hilton becomes the hero for the liberals and a poster girl for the Progressives, it shows how bankrupt we have become as a society. PATHETIC!

    August 6, 2008 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  6. Cyndi

    Paris actually entertained us for the 1st time in our life. Who would have thought this chick had it in her.......America is in a dire need when the likes of Paris can make more sense than 'experienced' Republican crypt keeper.

    McCain lame video = 200K

    Paris response = 2 million in less than 24 hrs!

    August 6, 2008 06:59 am at 6:59 am |
  7. SPQR753

    The ability of both McCain and his "brainy "advisers to come up with childish, irrelevant comments is simply mindboggling.

    I, once, used to admire McCain, now I really feel sorry for him....

    August 6, 2008 06:59 am at 6:59 am |
  8. Bill Stapp

    President Bush was not aware that gasoline was headed to $4.00 per gallon.

    Senator McCain was not computer literate... didn't bother to use email or the internet.

    The McCain campaign is evidently unaware of the difference that simple (though inconvenient) steps can help increase care mileage.

    Some of these guys are out of touch. They have had people do everything for them in life and they are just not connected to what real life is for most of us.

    They don't fill up they car with gas. Someone does it for them (and pays). They don't sent email. Someone does it for them. They might not even know how to check the air in a car tire or know what a tune-up is... or costs.

    Senator Obama does.

    August 6, 2008 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  9. rick in nc

    The McCain camp just doesn't get it! Their ad was rude, crude and uncalled for...not at all about important issues. Paris Hilton, for me and mine, is "like, nowhere". But, I admit, her spoof is funny.

    August 6, 2008 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  10. ran

    Her ad was great and it showed just how out of touch McCain and the republicans are concerning the real issues facing the US. It should be clear to any person who has half a brain that the way out of our problems is to vote only DEMOCRATS.

    August 6, 2008 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  11. Doug

    It's a sad day for your campaign when Paris Hilton makes fun of you, John McCain.

    August 6, 2008 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  12. jo

    Wow Mr Mccain how far low are you planning to go, Who is next Kevin Federline. I realy felt bad about this back and forth with Paris.

    August 6, 2008 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  13. jo

    Mr. Mccain you got your VP.

    August 6, 2008 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  14. Deb, Allentown, PA

    The McCain Camp apparently didn't watch this response from Paris Hilton as it was pretty obvious to all but the moronic that she was not being complimentary to him, referring to him as a wrinkly white guy who's "the oldest celebrity in the world, like super-old, old enough to remember when dancing was a sin and beer was served in a bucket".

    I guess you can give them credit for making lemonade out of lemons, but that's about all for which I'll give them credit.

    August 6, 2008 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  15. Please make it stop

    I guess they don't get the joke...

    August 6, 2008 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  16. yes we can 08'

    I was saying that Obama needed a serrogate to go out there and fight for Obabms since you cant depend on the Clintons who would have guessed it would be Paris hilton.. This is rediculous bit this is exactly where McCain toke this fight Go Barack GO

    August 6, 2008 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  17. Artie from Philly

    Hi Robin,
    The McCain camp belives that if you give americans a sandwitch and a six pack we will believe anything.He is picking up with GWB and talks down to the american people.

    August 6, 2008 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  18. Jack Everett

    This is just the kind of comment expected from the Hilton brat. It doesn't matter what kind of anti-American remarks she makes all she is or ever will be is a fool, daddies brat.

    August 6, 2008 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  19. robert ga

    Well, well, well. I hope our John Mccain is not getting desperate. Accepting ads and endorsements from Paris Hilton. May be its the hair color.

    August 6, 2008 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  20. OG

    Thats Gangsta

    August 6, 2008 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  21. tasha, U.S. Virgin Islands

    The difference between Paris and John McCain is that she did not approve a bogus war. Remember there is good experience and there is bad experience I do think she has more judgment than he. I think she is ready to lead.

    Obama/Hilton 2008

    August 6, 2008 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  22. Bibek

    I think Paris can lead the country better than the Hairless wrinkly guy. LOL 😀

    August 6, 2008 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  23. Bushed!!!

    Tucker Bounds......Excuse me I don't think she supports the white headed Dude !!! You Republicans are BUT HEADS !!!

    August 6, 2008 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  24. bill for barack

    The Republicans are going out of their way to make a joke of this election – McClown / Hilton '08.

    August 6, 2008 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  25. Jezerie Blango

    This is dumb.McCain is almost as dumb as she is. Maybe thats his V.P. McCain and Paris ticket.And for Tucker Bounds he has no idea what hes talking about maybe he can be there secretary of state. McCain is losing votes, What happen to this guy. He is the one that is acting like he is young to the game. He lost my vote. McCain you dont need to be in the white house 2008.

    August 6, 2008 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
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