This article in the LA Times (about reaction to McCain's ad comparing Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears) had a couple of things that made me laugh out loud.
Here's the first one:
"Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He's a rock star. (Note to McCain strategists: That's the difference between Jessica Simpson and Bono.)"
Oh SNAP! Hey McLame, that's what you get for trying to out-"shallow and pedantic" Hollywood!
And the second one is just a fucking GEM:
"Then there's the small inconvenience that Paris' parents, Rick and Kathleen Hilton, are supporters of McCain's Republican presidential bid. According to federal campaign records, they gave the maximum $4,600."
I almost feel bad for the Hiltons. It must be bad enough to know that your offspring is a vacuous slut, but it has got to be PAINFUL to have a presidential candidate, esp. one that you have donated the maximum allowable amount to, make her the poster-child for vacuous slut-itude in a nationwide ad campaign. I guess another Oh SNAP! is in order.
Finally, the LA Times administers a little spank to Hollywood itself, in the last line of this little bit (emphasis mine):
"Celebrities are coming onboard because they're excited about Obama, like the rest of America," said Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman. "It's not because he's pandering to them." Bragman called the McCain ad "inauthentic."
"Anyone who knows and listens to Barack Obama doesn't think he's empty-headed," said Bragman, who has known more than his share of vacant skulls. "All this feels very Roveian to me."
I found it all to be quite entertaining, and thought I should share. Enjoy!
Friday, August 1, 2008