Thursday, August 07, 2008

Paris Hilton & Barack Obama Reply to McCain Ads

I've known Paris Hilton since she was eleven and I'm so proud of her for this funny ad and for her mom Kathy for speaking out. I got such a kick out of this combo of Obama brilliance, Paris humor and McCain's whacky temper-tantrum flip flopping...WATCH!

Reacting to the television spot released Wednesday that compared Obama's popularity to the vapid celebrity of US tabloid queens Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, Kathy Hilton said the ad represented "a completely frivolous way to choose the next president of the united States."

Kathy Hilton, who with her husband, Beverly Hills real estate magnate and Hilton Hotels heir Richard Hilton, have donated 4,600 dollars to the McCain campaign, said in a statement published on the Huffington Post website that the ad was "a complete waste of the money John McCain's contributors have donated to his campaign."

"It is a complete waste of the country's time and attention at the very moment when millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs."

Obama dismissed the ad. "I don't pay attention to John McCain's ads, although I do notice that he doesn't seem to have anything very positive to say about himself, does he?" Obama told reporters in Missouri Wednesday.


Yesterday I went to Fall Guy Heather Thomas' house for a Progressive Salon breakfast, "L.A. Cafe." Heather has all the right Democratic values and we hope to have her on our radio show soon top talk about her new book TROPHIES. The last time I saw her we were ABC teammates on "Battle of the Network Stars" back in the 80's — and the same year we were on this US Magazine cover (I'm in pink bathing suit above Ed Marinaro from Hill Street Blues.) My friend, the inimitable Brad Friedman of BradBlog delivered a stunning speech about e-voting fraud!! Brad is the publisher of my piece "Death is Sexier than Ann Coulter," which resulted in death threats, hate mail, wiretapping and tons of love mail from enlightened souls.


BREAKING BOOK NEWS! This time, the author is not a former Bush official. It's Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind. In his new book, "The Way of the World," the D.C.-based author says the CIA forged a letter that falsely connected Iraq to Al Qaeda before the 2003 Iraqi invasion - on an order from the White House. This is a treasonable crime and should lead to impeachment if Congress had a moral compass.