To see the vid, check out my 'Daily Show' entry from a couple days ago...
Paris Hilton's mother doesn't share John McCain's sense of humor.
McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, said last week thathis campaign ad mocking Democrat Barack Obama with images of Hilton andsinger Britney Spears was part of an attempt to inject humor into thepresidential race.
On Sunday, Hilton's mother, Kathy Hilton, a McCain donor, registered her disapproval.
"It is a complete waste of the country's time and attention at thevery moment when millions of people are losing their homes and theirjobs," Kathy Hilton said in a short article posted on the liberalHuffington Post Web site. "And it is a completely frivolous way tochoose the next president of the United States."
The ad plays on Obama's popularity by dismissing him as a merecelebrity, like Hilton and Spears. The Obama campaign has said the adis proof that McCain would rather launch negative attacks than debateimportant issues.
McCain on Friday denied that his campaign had taken a negative turn,saying, "We think it's got a lot of humor in it, we're having fun andenjoying it."
Kathy Hilton, however, was unpersuaded, calling the ad "a completewaste of the money John McCain's contributors have donated to hiscampaign."
Kathy Hilton and her husband donated a total of $4,600 to McCain's campaign earlier this year.
With the possible exception of Reagan, wasting time and attention with frivolous points has been the preferred means of choosing every president since at least Eisenhower and arguably since Wilson.