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I’m stunned to be asking myself this question, but here goes: “Do I have to like Paris Hilton now?” The “celebutard” is an easy punching bag, but she has, on occasion, exhibited a certain degree of self-awareness — and in this Funny or Die exclusive, she’s […]

I’m stunned to be asking myself this question, but here goes: “Do I have to like Paris Hilton now?” The “celebutard” is an easy punching bag, but she has, on occasion, exhibited a certain degree of self-awareness — and in this Funny or Die exclusive, she’s definitely aware that there’s an election in full swing:

Riffing off Sen. John McCain’s not very accurate comparison between Barack Obama and celebrities such as herself, Hilton sounds off on McCain’s age and energy plans, and is actually very funny. Of course, Hilton isn’t the creative force behind this video — it’s a collaboration between Landlord creator Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, and is directed by Jake Szymanski. David Sarno of the LA Times spoke with McKay, who said he latched onto the idea of Hilton creating a response ad and was able to get her on board the project within hours. “McCain made one huge mistake: He drifted into the world of pop culture. And that’s Paris’ world,” McKay said.

Funny or Die isn’t the only one taking aim at McCain — Barely Political took a different approach with their humble suggestion of Britney Spears as a potential running mate:

I’ve praised McCain for finally taking online video seriously, but when it comes to invoking famous blondes, McCain is an amateur.

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  1. Nice turn around. Gotta love those Funny or Die guys.

  2. You’ve got a David Wain video up there instead of a Barely Political video. Love Wain, but the video doesn’t seem to fit the story. Or does it? ;-)

  3. Liz Shannon Miller Wednesday, August 6, 2008

    Gahhh! Too many open tabs. Thanks for catching that Steve — now fixed.

  4. PacificGatePost Wednesday, August 6, 2008

    IS McCAIN’S CAMPAIGN GETTING TORPEDOED BY HIS OWN SUPPORT SYSTEM?

    http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2008/07/more-evidence-that-republicans-dont.html

    It sure looks like it.

  5. One day, with a little help from God, a cute blonde woman will be President of the USA.
    Meanwhile, one may notice that most of First Ladies of second mid-20th century were blonde.

  6. [...] FunnyOrDie’s newest hit, GigaOm’s Liz Shannon Miller openly asks “Do I have to like Paris Hilton now?”, comparing Hilton to a “celebutard”. Hilton [...]

  7. Wreck and Salvage Riffs On The Election – NewTeeVee Station Thursday, September 4, 2008

    [...] W&S take may lack an informed point of view on policy issues (thus making it ever-so-slightly Paris Hilton’s bitch), but its apolitical irreverence is a fresh breeze in the sturm und drang of the 2008 [...]

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