Thursday, August 07, 2008

John McCain, Paris Hilton and Energy Policy

I never thought I would ever write about Paris Hilton. I was wrong.
As Reuters and the rest of western civilization are reporting, John McCain is now embroiled in an energy debate with Paris Hilton. I am not making this up.
John McCain said last week he was proud of his sophomoric TV ad comparing Barack Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Perhaps his pride has waned somewhat now that Hilton has posted a snarky reply in a leopard skin bathing suit.
McCain's ads, spawned by the Karl Rove disciples who have assumed control of his campaign, were intended to bring Obama down a notch or two. But how does it look when the silver-haired senator finds himself locked in a debate on energy with the air-headed socialite?
McCain's put out a serious sounding response about Hilton agreeing with McCain's energy policy, without thinking through the question of whether they actually want to be seen as discussing the issue with her.
The Obama campaign's response was more succinct: “Whatever.”

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