Kathy Hilton is furious at John McCain

John McCain sure didn’t think through his latest campaign ad very well. In it, he pokes fun at Barack Obama by claiming he’s the world’s biggest celebrity after Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. The McCain camp says it’s supposed to be funny, but it really isn’t. I’m not saying it’s not funny in the sense of “this is very serious stuff; you shouldn’t joke.” It’s just flat-out dumb and not very creative. It isn’t funny. And it’s clear they’re trying to paint Obama as some sort of frivolous dilettante with that ridiculous comparison.

What they really forgot to consider was that the Hilton family donated to McCain’s campaign. And now Kathy Hilton is pretty damn pissed.

If John McCain thought it was tough battling Barack Obama, let’s see how he likes having an angry mom to contend with as well! Paris Hilton’s mom, Kathy, is furious with McCain for picking on her little girl in a TV ad aired last week. McCain says the spot painting his rival as ‘just another celeb’ like Paris or Britney, was meant to be funny — but Momma Hilton doesn’t see the joke.

”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,” Kathy said on the Huffington Post Web site. ”And it is a completely frivolous way to choose the next president of the United States.” And McCain shouldn’t be expecting another check from the Hiltons in the post either.

Kathy and her husband donated $4,600 to his campaign this year, but she said the ad was ”a complete waste of the money John McCain’s contributors have donated to his campaign,” according to the New York Times.

[From OK!]

Obviously McCain isn’t the first person to publicly make fun of Paris. But it is pretty damn tacky to take nearly $5,000 from someone and then turn around and make fun of their daughter. It was a stupid ad that the McCain camp clearly thought was clever, but at best was absolutely banal. At worst it was insulting. They should have spent that $4,600 on an ad agency that actually has a little bit of creativity.

Header image of Kathy and Paris Hilton at the “Can Can” Perfume Photocall at Selfridges in London on May 15, 2008. Images thanks to PR Photos.

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  1. Anastasia says:

    Hee. And the best part is the part about the Hilton family having been donors to his campaign. Not anymore, they’re not!

    I hope they don’t vote for him.

    I also think it’s hilarious that the WORST arguments they can come up with against Obama are that too many people like him! He gives speeches that are too good and too many people come to hear him! OHMYGOD!!! OH NO!!! A popular, well-spoken guy with strong leadership qualities??? Why would we want that in a president???

    Oh wait, we do. Hee. I think we just got so used to having a guy as dumb as a bag of hammers in the White House that this whole idea of an intelligent, competent person is just wild! ROFL. America: too crazy not to love!

  2. daisy424 says:

    ”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,”

    Kathy, look in the mirror.

  3. Anne says:

    McCain’s people are incredibly stupid! No surprise there but to display it so publicly….

    How many people did this ad have to go through before approval?

    You think he would pick on two celebs who are democrats at least. :roll:

  4. Anne says:

    That’s quite the pout Kathy has going on in the header photo.

  5. lola lola says:

    These people are too stupid to vote anyway. Remember when Parasite did the ‘Vote or Die’ campaign then it turned out she wasn’t even registered to vote? Waste of space–both of them!

    Anastasia: Very well said!!!

  6. Kaiser says:

    Hmmm… who do I hate more, McNasty or Paris? Guess I’ll have to defend… neither.

    Horrible ad. All it did was inspire journos & everyday people to compare Obama to their most beloved celebrity – Tiger Woods, Oprah, George Clooney, to name a few. I’ll put a link in a second.

  7. boomchakaboom says:

    What the hell is on Paris’ head, and how the hell does it stay there?

    OT: It figures they’d donate to Republicans.

    (If you’re a Republican and don’t understand why I say that, then you are truly a Republican and that’s why you don’t understand.)

  8. Jaundice Machine says:

    Ha! This is too rich.
    How dare McCain rip on the Hiltons after such a generous donation! That’s Kathy’s pedicure fund for the entire week! The nerve of some politicians. . .

  9. oh sh!t says:

    Some one tell this bitch that she is beyond the point of trying to be a lady… you will always be a skank, whore, valtrex trick.

    Like a little whorelina, now trying to appear clean!

  10. Snowblood says:

    Yeah way to piss off the money, there, Mr. McCain! What a smart stunt, insult your constituency and piss off the money. :roll: Idiot.

  11. Mr. T says:

    I’m sure the McCain camp reads the gossip blogs daily.

  12. Trillion says:

    McCain needs to fire his “people” over this one. It only makes him look like he’s entered that “I’m so old I’m immature again” phase. Surely he can do better than this. (then again, maybe not….)

  13. what the says:

    I doubt he can do any better… and has already fired a few folks because they were not making his campaign look good! go figure. he talks slow, dumb, ignorant and full of nonsense. He is dead set on the OIL companies continued tax breaks and making more profit though!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. daisyfly says:

    I’ll bet if the entire Hilton family didn’t buy clothes for a year, they’d save the GDP of Botswana…

  15. vdantev says:

    Kathy Hilton is furious at John McCain Because he didn’t lick her ass in a counter-clockwise direction like she wanted? How cute, that the vicodin-enriched age-spotted wreck of life is aware of the outside world though.

  16. paris herpes says:

    Oh yeah it was a total cheap shot. But it was Paris after all. How dare he compare Barack with Paris!!!?!

  17. CeeJay says:

    This clearly shows how disjointed the McCain campaign is. Usually one end checks with the other to cover these sorts of things. This campaign will take donations from anyone as long as the check cashes. Whether the donation is $1.00 or $1,000, makes no difference. They don’t know who you are and they don’t care. Don’t waste your money on a losing bet!!

  18. yooyoo says:

    Boy, McCain sure lacked JUDGEMENT when he put together that ad. I’d hate to have a president that had that poor of judgement that he couldn’t even put together a nice presidential ad. I hope Britney and Hilton sue the man for using their celebrity in an ad without permission. Seems like McCain also didn’t respect the laws of the United States of America when he put this ad together.

  19. Nan says:

    What is wrong w/this world when bimbos, old and young, are being asked about presidential campaigns? Will someone who is really naturally good looking w/an education PLEASE step up?!!

  20. stellapurdy says:

    Hey Jaundice Machine, last I checked a couple is limited to how much they can donate to a political party. So that $4,600 the Hilton’s donated was the max they could give.

    But hey, let’s beat up on the rich people anyway.

  21. brent says:

    Go have another drink kathey and whine the the Judge, that got MZ. paris’ 45 days in lock up,

  22. cc says:

    Thats good Kathy Hilton is not standing by it and also pulling out with the campaign funding,
    Im glad she puts her respect of her daughter and attention to the country first then some dumb ass Mc Cain!

    Good for you Kathy! :P

  23. kate says:

    mc cain is an idiot and i love it. hah!

  24. what says:


    paris responds to mccain
    actually amusing

  25. jaundicemachine says:

    I know, right?!? I should really watch my tongue around the aristocrats – heaven knows I don’t want to be deported for making a snarky comment about the Hiltons!! For all of their disposable income, they can’t seem to buy a god damn sense of humor. Typical republicans.

  26. VAFLChick says:

    So Kathy Hilton gets pissed at McCain for using Paris’ image for an ad but she was cool with Paris suckin on a dude’s penis for everyone to see?!! Wow give her the mom of the year award now!