Barack's so lucky—he's a star! McCain cries, cries, cries...
John McCain's new Obama attack ad (most of which feels more like a pro-Obama ad) is ludicrous in its flimsy critique that because Obama is famous, he is not ready to lead. See, Republicans and many swing voters disrespect the famous people they eagerly pay to read about in the tabloids, to hear singing and to watch acting in movies and on TV. It's rooted in self-hatred; I love this, so it can't be good.
But it's even stupider because the two people used to illustrate fame are Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, both of whom either are, or seem to be, Republicans. Britney's Republicanism has been surmised, perhaps unfairly, from her early, post-9/11 support of our commander-in-chief:
Since then, she was also rumored to be singing at the 2004 Republican National Convention, which never happened. She's a redneck who enjoys boozing, drugging and whoring indiscriminately while embracing a laissez-faire Christianity...so indications are good that she's a Republican.
Paris Hilton, meanwhile, aside from being an ultra-rich asshole, jailbird and racist, is one of the stars of David Airplane! Zucker's new abysmal-sounding right-wing comedy An American Carol. The movie stars wall-to-wall wingnuts (Kelsey Grammer, Obama-hating Jon Voight and Dennis Hopper) and is about a Michael Moore-type character (played by Chris Farley's untalented brother Kevin, best known as one of the amusing mock boyband 2Ge+her) whose liberal zeal aids terrorists hoping to blow up Madison Square Garden.
These are the girls McCain thinks are the perfect examples of flighty, out-of-touch celebrity.
Why stop there? Was Heidi Montag busy?