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Paris Hilton goes, like, all political

August 5, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Paris Hilton is fuming. Well, the word she uses is "hot." She's striking back at John McCain for including her in a political advertisement last week that took a jab at Barack Obama.Paris gets political ... in a swimsuit and high heels.

"I'm not from the olden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy," says Paris Hilton in her new FunnyOrDie.com online video. "I'm just hot."

And maybe a little hot under the collar after John McCain included her, along with Britney Spears, in a negative election ad aimed at Barack Obama's abilities.

"But then that wrinkly white-haired guy used me in his campaign which I guess means I'm running for president! So thanks for the endorsement, white-haired dude. And I want Americans to know I'm like totally ready to lead," says Hilton in the online video.

"This may be the smartest thing Paris has ever done," said Jeanne Wolf, West Coast editor of "Parade Magazine." "She wanted to answer the ad which, of course, you would expect, but she didn't want to do it angrily. And when FunnyOrDie came to her, she was game and she delivered perfectly."

Hilton's spoof on the FunnyOrDie Web site even lays out her energy plan, which borrows from both sides.

"Why don't we do a hybrid of both candidates' ideas?" asks Hilton online. "We can do limited offshore drilling with strict environmental oversight while creating tax incentives to get Detroit making hybrid and electric cars. That way the offshore drilling carries us until the new technologies kick in, which will then create new jobs and energy independence. Energy crisis solved."

"I think people always underestimate Paris Hilton's savvy," said Wolf. "She's got a certain charm and it's easy to say, 'What makes her famous?' Well, this is the kind of thing that keeps her on the map and keeps her in the headlines."

And it's this type of thing that keeps her profile prominent among America's young people.

"I'll see you at the White House," says Hilton. "Oh, and I might paint it pink. I hope that's cool with you guys."

"I think youth voters and voters across America will be amused," said Wolf. "I think Paris's name will be bigger than ever. And the most important thing is that we can see that Paris could take a joke. We're about to find out if the candidates can take a joke."

 

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