Paris Is Still Ready to Lead

Heiress debuts 2nd political spoof video after McCain attack ad
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2008 6:16 PM CDT
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(Newser) – She didn't get an invite to the debate, but Paris Hilton doesn't want you to forget that she's running for president, too. The heiress—whose pseudo-campaign began when John McCain likened Barack Obama to her—debuted a second political video today in which she seeks “fake advice on becoming fake president” from none other than Martin Sheen, notable fake president on the West Wing, the Daily Mail reports. 

As in the first video, Paris sends up her airhead image with serious policy talk. "Iraq has a democratic government that is asking for us to leave," she says. "It seems that we have done our job and we should bring our troops home safely." And the financial crisis seems to have awakened her inner populist: she suggests lowering “inflated” interest rates on homeowners facing foreclosure “so it's not impossible for them to pay their mortgages.” Her signoff is less presidential: "See you at the fake inauguration, bitches."