Sense of humor.
August 9, 2008
I realize McCain’s ad comparing Obama to celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears has been in the news for a while. But I can’t help but add a comment. First, the ad is pretty damn effective.
Second, the complaints were ridiculous. Bob Herbert complained that McCain unfairly used phallic symbols in the ad, when the supposed phallic symbol (there was only one) in question was in fact the Victory Column in Tiergarten Park in Berlin – a place where Obama decided to give a speech. The other ludicrous complaint was that the celebrity ad contained subtle racist undertones. But who first connected Obama to Paris Hilton? Once again, it was Barack Obama.
Finally, as everyone is now aware, Paris Hilton has produced her own “advertisement,” in which she encourages everyone to vote for her. Unfortunately for Obama, her energy plan makes his look even more ridiculous.
McCain should be pounding Obama on the energy issue.