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. marshall jones

    Fueling America: Paris at the pump

    August 6, 2008 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  2. Utah Lady

    I saw her response ad. Sad to say, Paris Hilton made more sense than McCain ever has. And this guy wants to be the leader of the country? The country, and it's citizens, deserve better. No thanks, McCain, we don't need you. We'd be better off without you.

    August 6, 2008 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  3. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    McCain's campaign (is McCain really in charge anymore?) wanted to tie Paris and Brittany to Obama ....

    What a hoot! When people hear about Paris, all they think of is McCain's silly ad (even McCain's mother said it was silly) –

    Who looks more foolish now? It isn't Obama! McCain won't even be able to visit Paris France without reminding us all of his fall into the slimy swamp of Republican politics.

    Didn't McCain promise us a campaign based on the issues? Did he forget, change his mind or just lie to us ???

    August 6, 2008 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  4. Mike T. Vaughn

    Sounds Like She was stating McShame is and Idiot...........but with his senility...........he doesn't know it.

    August 6, 2008 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  5. Sue in MI

    She has a better plan than McCain, that's certain! Leave it to them to make fun of her and then try to embrace her. Hypocrites to the end.

    August 6, 2008 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  6. Geoff

    Wow! First McCain uses Paris Hilton, one of the most useless people on the planet, not Paris comes back and proves how incredibly brainless she is. Well stupid attracts stupid.

    August 6, 2008 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  7. W.H. Thomas

    Tucker needs to pay attention to his own canidates energy policy... I think everyone knows McCain wants unlimited drilling off our coast, he says so everyday. He also wants to build 40 something additional new nuclear plants. Its Obama who has taken the all of the above approach. Tucker needs to get it right.

    August 6, 2008 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  8. Robert

    It's easy to have a better plan than John McCain...because he has never had one. His goal appears to be to "Stick with Big Oil"...Drill, Drill and Drill some more.
    Obama is the only one that has a plan to develop another Engergy Source and do away with our need for Oil altogerther. Rather than developing more oil wells for Big Oil to exploit, let any further drilling be a temporary measure while we develop another Energy Souce altogether.
    Now that makes sense and will free this country from the grip that foreign Oil countries have had on us for the past 30 years (McCain's bygone do nothing era).

    August 6, 2008 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  9. JA Cook

    McCain still leaves out simple thing like inflating tires and other conservation methods.

    McCain 08
    Better than Bush

    August 6, 2008 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  10. Theresa in Georgia

    Tucker sounds like a fool with his response!

    August 6, 2008 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  11. brad

    Weird. And this is what it comes to. Wondering if as a nation we deserve this. Sad

    August 6, 2008 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  12. Sean

    So let me get this straight – McCain uses Paris to trash Obama, then Paris, in a rare show of good taste, manages to turn the situation into something humorous, and McCain comes crawling back and praises her to trash Obama?

    Well, I'm not so sure Paris beats Obama in the energy dept, but she sure crushes McCain in the humor election. Which is pretty significant, considering McCain's campaign has been nothing but one big, bad joke.

    *head explodes*

    August 6, 2008 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  13. ClockWorkOrange

    Paris has a better energy plan than McCain or Obama. Also, the White House totally needs some remodeling–her idea to paint it pink is pure genius. I think it also needs some glitter. Lots of glitter.

    August 6, 2008 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  14. VON BISMARK,Vienna.

    The mccain campaign just don't know what an insult is judging from thir reaction to Paris Hilton's blast.If this came from Obama it would have been treated as ageism.
    McCain is really confused.GOD SAVE AMERICA!

    August 6, 2008 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  15. Phyllis Johnson

    I've changed my mind on who I will vote for. It
    s Paris all the way.

    August 6, 2008 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  16. Hubert

    Don't you just love this.......

    August 6, 2008 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  17. Meg from Philly

    Naaaaarrrgh! (( pulls out hair in frustration ))

    August 6, 2008 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  18. donovansbrain

    So, is she McCain's VP pick or not?

    August 6, 2008 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  19. Jim Hall


    August 6, 2008 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  20. Republicans hate America

    Could we talk about energy and health care please? oh thats right we are all rednecks that prefer to be poor stupid drunk and entertained by this nonsense.

    August 6, 2008 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  21. Phyllis Johnson

    I've switched my vote - Paris for President. She makes more sense than that "wrinkly old man" and will probably stand steady on her ideas, unlike Obama.

    August 6, 2008 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  22. Molly Weasley

    Paris beats McCain in the taste department AND the energy department. Just like all of McCain's other plans, there are no details to his energy plan whatsoever besides "drill, drill, drill."

    No plan on the economy and no plan on health care. But at least he's finally come around to Obama's way of thinking on Iraq and Afghanistan.

    August 6, 2008 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  23. randy

    I will tell you that the mcain camp didnt get the joke that paris hilton play.well i can only say that the blonds are not as dump as we think the are.i give it you on this one paris.

    August 6, 2008 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  24. Kevin

    Paris was more articulate than John Mccain. She clearly won my respect.

    August 6, 2008 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  25. conservative

    Good grief ; a party animal socialite giving Senator McCain advice ! Hope she had her panties on in front of the paparazzi ! What is this country's coming to when the airheads are wanting to be heard and in charge? !

    August 6, 2008 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
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