The Associated Press, in an "analysis" of the McCain campaign's newest television ad which compares Barack Obama's celebrity (and media treatment) to that of some of the more vapid Hollywood celebrities, throws in a little too much information:
Jason Moore, a representative for Hilton, said McCain's campaign didn't seek permission to use her image.
"In reference to the recent John McCain ad, Miss Hilton was neither asked, nor did she give permission, for the use of her likeness in the ad, and has no further comment," Moore said.
Does anyone who's seen this ad (and I have though I can't find a linkable clip) honestly think that the most unflattering use of Paris Hilton is: a) with her permission; or b) that anyone, apart for people living in plastic bubbles and Paris Hilton, gives a damn?
I think it's a pretty clever ad, which Obama has invited upon himself. As for Miss Hilton, God only knows what she's invited upon herself.