So said Seth Grahame-Smith on Tuesday about the Paris Hilton video that responds to John McCain’s ad comparing she and Britney Spears to Barack Obama.
I first saw the video when I was going to respond to a very nice comment here by Lisa Emrich, blogger at Brass and Ivory, musician extraordinaire, and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. (btw, Brass and Ivory is widely regarded as one of the premiere sites not only for information on MS but, perhaps even more so, as providing tremendous insight on living with a disability – Lisa is a terrific writer).
So rather than post the video here, go over to Brass and Ivory to see the original McCain ad, the Paris Hilton response, and the backstory on the video.
I’m a fan of clever humor and Grahame-Smith nails the analysis:
Love her or hate her, you’ve gotta hand it to Paris Hilton
She just made John McCain her bitch.
In less than two minutes, she accomplished not one — but FIVE things McCain himself has been unable to do in two years of campaigning:
1) Come off as intelligent and self-effacing.
2) Present a well-reasoned energy policy.
3) Generate excitement on the internet.
4) Win over a new block of supporters.
5) Say the word “Hilton” without the preface “Hanoi.”
Yeah, I know — it’s just a funny little video. But no matter what the flacks say, I promise you they aren’t laughing over at Camp McCain. Because as you read this, that funny little video is spreading faster than a case of Cancun herpes…and it’s only Tuesday.