The McCain campaign scrambles to put the best possible face on Paris' comments:
UPDATE: McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds emails: “It sounds like Paris Hilton supports John McCain’s ‘all of the above’ approach to America’s energy crisis - including both alternatives and drilling. Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan.”Nevertheless, two things struck me as being far more important than her position on drilling:
UPDATE: Shorter McCain, via Drudge (and the headline of Bounds' press release): 'Paris Supports Drilling'...
- she noted that she had been used; and,
- she emphasized how old John McCain is.
Whatever else one might think, those weren't compliments. They're even nastier than Paris' comments regarding Kim Kardashian's butt. She might not be an Obama supporter, but she won't be McCain's tool.
In this high-school-like election season, much has been made of mockery as a tool to define one's opponent. No one anytime, anywhere wields a sharper stiletto than Paris Hilton. Don't cross the Class of 2008's premier Queen Bee or you will pay.....