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Someone Compared Obama to Paris Hilton Before McCain

Celeb-Gate 2008: Someone Else Pulled the Paris-Punch First!

OK. I promise I'm about to get with the program and Move On (without the .org, thanks all the same) but I could not let this slip by: John McCain was not the first one to compare Barack Obama to Paris Hilton. (!!!) Especially since Liberty and I went head-to-head on the celebrity issue, this PS-revelation is too good.

Kathy Hilton also came out with an albeit brief retort about the McCain ad, calling it, "a complete waste of the money John McCain's contributors have donated to his campaign." Well, maybe — but at least the campaign didn't spend money coming up with the idea — that was handed right to them.

Wanna know who said:

Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame. I've already had an hour and a half. I mean, I'm so overexposed, I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.

To find out,


Barack Obama himself coined the Barack-as-Paris comparison in 2005. I thought it sounded familiar. He added after the Paris quote, "I figure there's nowhere to go from here but down. So tonight, I announce my retirement from the United States Senate."

While that retirement may be coming in January, I just wanted to add this piece of political theory: "You, all right? I learned it by watching you!"


guiltypleasure31 guiltypleasure31 9 years
@ torgleson: yes it is, which makes it even funnier that the mccain campaign responded by praising paris' approach to the energy problem. though it was funny enough that they bothered responding to paris to begin with.
stephley stephley 9 years
Lucky she's not old enough to serve, there'd be a draft Paris movement otherwise...
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 9 years
Here's the video if you're interested. I was pretty surprised when she launched into the energy policy! I wonder if that's really her opinion or the writer of the script? On a side note, I don't know if anyone has ever done a campaign ad in a swimming suit before? Except maybe Eisenhower. . . ;)
True-Song True-Song 9 years
That Paris video is funny. Isn't her energy policy basically the same as Obama's?! Also, just another request for nested comments. I don't think you need them on the other Sugar sites where 90% of the comments are just people saying their own deal, whereas 90% of the comments here end up as part of an ongoing conversation.
MissChicChick MissChicChick 9 years
I think no one said anything kastarte2 because TeamSugar came in here to tell us to stay on topic.
stephley stephley 9 years
I just now saw a story about that kastarte, I'll have to go look - though I can't believe I just said I'd willing go look at something Paris Hilton made!
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
I can't believe no one has posted this yet but on a totally related note, Paris Hilton herself has made a spoof of Mac's ad. It's on and it made me chuckle.
guiltypleasure31 guiltypleasure31 9 years
umm do you remember the media blitz that descended upon him after the 2004 convention? it's a good thing that he recognized the insanity of it all. this comment certainly doesn't do anything to legitimize sen. mccain's ad as the kind of discourse fitting of presidential politics.
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
torgleson's idea for nested comments is good.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Team appeared on a Citizen :jawdrop:
True-Song True-Song 9 years
You know what I'd rather see? Threaded or nested comments. That way discussions of cupcakes would be grouped together while discussion of the picture on the post would be together, etc. So much easier!
stephley stephley 9 years
As long and winding off-topic conversations have been a regular feature on Citizen as long as I've been on, and they've been sparked by people on both sides, I wonder what's behind the new attitude.
stephley stephley 9 years
No one on either side of the political spectrum is single-handed here - go back and check past posts. And check any day before yesterday: liberals don't dominate the site and never have.
kayla74 kayla74 9 years
I think both sides of the political spectrum use things that may have been "said in passing" years before if it works to help their side. That being said, I think political ads should stick to the topics, not to smear tactics, but whatever. Not that I'm a huge Toby Keith fan, but for the record, he considers himself a Democrat and has always been against the war. All of his songs and any political statements he's made have been about respecting soldiers and respecting the country...not about his political views. (And I have to agree with him - even if you don't like the war, you have to respect what our soldiers are willing to do for our rights.) Lastly, maybe the reason conservatives don't speak up on here is because they don't want to single handedly have to defend themselves. Politics isn't the cleanest battle to fight and I doubt many people would want to wage that war seeing as how many liberals there are responding on here.
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
i wish id seen him on colbert... that would have been hilarious
lcterp lcterp 9 years
I don't mean to continue talking about Toby Keith but in the article that preceeded the one blue linked too, the author states that Keith presents his ideal "lynching" candidate by the black man on the street. What I don't understand is (1) how he is advocating lynching, the lyrics say "my granpappy told my pappy", which IMO is stating what happened in history, regardless of how cruel and ridiculous it was, while perhaps it may not be the best way to convey justice that is honestly how I see it and (2) How the man could be his "ideal" candidate when the man in the video who actually commits the crime is white, of which the author failed to mention. I am a registered independent but tend to lean Republican so we are still around.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
We love to see everyone sharing their opinions regarding the topic, we try our best to make sure all the comments are relevant and friendly. If you want to talk about something else like your love for Christian Bale or what you are baking, please always feel free to move it over to TeamSugar! :)
True-Song True-Song 9 years
I thought it was weird, too. What was that post about a week ago that actually had two full pages of just emoticons?
stephley stephley 9 years
Play nice and stay on topic are different enough that I'm sensing a chill Torg. And we're liberals, we don't take anything on its face!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years ya go...
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
Oh I was just commenting about what Jillness said earlier :)
stephley stephley 9 years
How many times are you going to drag out the tired old 'trapped on an island' excuse?! Behave yourself before you pull us all down with your bohemian behavior. I don't know Toby Keith got into this but, yeah, he is pretty useless.
True-Song True-Song 9 years
>Wow, this is the first Team has ever appeared Well, it wasn't for on-topic-ness, but we got a polite reminder to play nice in the condoms in prison thread.
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
i hate toby keith. where is the connection though? he's not mentioned in the story. tell me where i can read of his most recent stupid ass activity. please!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
Toby Keith is an idiot. Look up the lyrics for "Beer for my Horses". He sings about "rounding up the bad boys" and "hang them high in the street for all the people to see". So it doesn't necessarily surprise me that he'd make a comment about Obama "acting white". Sorry that's kinda unrelated to the topic :)
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