Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar
Paris Hilton strikes back
When John McCain decided to ridicule Obama by comparing him to Hollywood's ditziest celebrities (namely, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton), he didn't anticipate two things: You can't embarrass Paris Hilton, and she knows a publicity opportunity when she sees one. The blond who is famous for being blond and famous fired back at the McCain campaign with a video of her own that made fun of the Republican nominee's age and made herself a viral celebrity on the political edge of YouTube. There's a lesson here: In the world of new media, when geezer meets glitter, it's the sparkly one who comes out on top.