Friday, August 1, 2008

Obama Compares Himself to Paris Hilton

The Obama campaign is taking umbrage to the latest McCain campaign ad which compares the Democratic nominee's celebrity status to that of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

However, Lynn Sweet notes that in 2004, shortly after Barack Obama was elected to the US Senate, he spoke at a Gridiron dinner and joked about his celebrity status saying everything changed for him after he keynoted the Democratic convention earlier that year:
"It's like I was shot out of a cannon. I am so overexposed, I make Paris Hilton look like a recluse. "After all the attention -- People magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Letterman -- I figure there's nowhere to go from here but down..."
Belittling Paris Hilton's celebrity status? How dare he do such a thing!

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