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Thursday, July 31, 2008

mcmuffin's stupid ad backfires

john mcmuffin's latest ad comparing obama to paris hilton, would be right on the money, if only the hiltons thought so. martin eisenstadt's blog:

i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems that the new mccain ad criticizing obama for being a celebrity has ruffled some unintended feathers. i, for one, quite liked the ad, but i hear whispers from the inner campaign staff that the phone was burning off the hook today with calls from paris hilton’s grandfather, william barron hilton (co-chair of the hilton hotel empire), furious that the mccain ad drew an unflattering comparison between obama and his own granddaughter.

it seems that the elder hilton has donated $18,400 to the mccain campaign, and $35,000 to the national republican senatorial committee in the last couple of years. (paris’s father, rick hilton, has given an additional $6,900 to the mccain campaign. suffice it to say, he’s none too pleased either.)..

i suspect that heads will roll at the mccain headquarters - if not within the staff, then i wouldn’t be surprised if steve schmidt starts looking for a new consulting firm for the next round of ads. this is a reminder to my brethren at the campaign: don’t bite the hand that feeds us.

paris hilton isn’t just a tabloid tart to be tossed around willy-nilly. she’s the living brand name of one of america’s most successful global corporations. it’s no wonder her grandfather’s upset: every time paris is in the news, fewer people stay at their hotels. try explaining that to the blackstone group - the hedge fund firm that bought into hilton hotels last year. blackstone chairman peter g. peterson gave $30,800 to the mccain campaign this year. guess who also called the campaign today?
meanwhile, obama's camp is countering w/an online site called the lowroadexpress.com. (we were not able to open the site ourselves, which may give the obama campaign pause as it its functionality...what good is a refuting if no one can read it?)

(thx to memeorandum for the initial link!)
posted by skippy at 2:36 PM |


My take on the subject.
It's up now Skip.
commented by Blogger Carl, 5:49 PM PDT  
well...the thing that makes no sense- McGramps is married to a an Heiress, an Beer Baroness..you would think that he would know to tread lightly in the Heiress territory...geeez...

the surreal part of the day was watching Lieberman and Graham defend the ad...omg...what tools...

( bob cesna has a rebuttal ad that is pretty funny too...I have it up over at watergate....)

Thanks for the great back tip about the unhappy rich people..made my day ;-)
commented by Blogger enigma4ever, 5:53 PM PDT  
dear folks, for some reason blogger has locked my blog, because the bots have decided it's a spam blog.

please be patient as we try to resolve this problem.
commented by Blogger skippy, 6:15 PM PDT  
in the meantime, you can find us at skippy jr.!
commented by Blogger skippy, 9:34 PM PDT  
whoops, try this link: skippy jr.!
commented by Blogger skippy, 9:34 PM PDT  
I get the comparison, but I'm not downloading it when Obama's sex video turns up.
commented by Anonymous sean, 1:10 AM PDT  
Mc Cain is going after that elusive Senile Demographic.

They say they're going to vote for you, but ten minutes later...
commented by Anonymous fairlane, 7:10 AM PDT  
Several blogs have been shut down, skippy. Looks like Google spambot went on a rampage.

Listed you here with some others.
commented by Blogger ellroon, 8:51 AM PDT  
yeah, what's going on? it's like bizarro land here in the intertoobs.

in fact, this comment page is up but "skippy" itself went poof!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 6:41 PM PDT  

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