Did not think I would ever be praising something Paris Hilton did but this is actually funny! Actually, it is praise for whoever wrote her script and hit all the right spots - lampooning McCain but also making fun of Paris herself. Nicely done!
And the media is lapping it up!
This kind of puerile humor is what the campaign has been brought down to by McCain and co. The Daily Show campaign clips won't look too satirical now onwards -- the real one is equally farcical. Who cares about actual issues when you could be watch entertaining Daily Show kinda humor like this being played out!
Like Gail Collins writes in her NYT op-ed piece:
So, for the record, Obama's energy policy makes more sense. McCain's energy policy is pretty much Bush's. Like a lot of other things! :)
This is energy week on the campaign trail. In honor of the critical nature of the debate, let’s try to clear our heads of all thoughts of Paris Hilton ads, and questions of whether McCain knew, when he expressed a yen to see his wife compete in the bikers’ Miss Buffalo Chip beauty contest, that the contestants frequently went topless.
Issues. It’s all about issues.