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ABCNEWS VideoSource
US Campaign - Paris Hilton referred to in McCain ad, issues spoof ad
08/06/2008
APTN
VSAP573706
NAME: US CAMPAIGN 20080806Ix TAPE: EF08/0795 IN_TIME: 11:15:07:12 DURATION: 00:02:17:23 SOURCES: AP Television/VARIOUS DATELINE: Various - 6 August 2008 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE NO MORE THAN 30 SECONDS OF FUNNYORDIE.COM VIDEO MAY BE USED.++ ++MANDATORY CREDIT TO FUNNY OR DIE MUST BE DISPLAYED.++ ++WHEN USED ONLINE A LINK TO THE VIDEO MUST BE DISPLAYED HTTP://CDN.FUNNYORDIE.COM/VIDEOS/64AD536A6D ++ ABC - No Access North America/Internet Elkhart, Indiana - 6 August 2008 1. Mid of Presumptive Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama walking into town hall rally UPSOUND: applause ABC - No Access North America/Internet Jackson, Ohio - 6 August 2008 2. Mid of Presumptive Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain shaking hands with employees at Merillat Industries McCain Campaign Advertisement Released 6 August 2008 3. UPSOUND: (English) McCain advertisement showing various shots of Obama, UPSOUND: (English) "Is the biggest celebrity in the world ready to help your family? The real Obama promises higher taxes, more government spending; so fewer jobs." ABC - No Access North America/Internet Elkhart, Indiana - 6 August 2008 4. Mid of Obama walking up onto stage, hugs Senator Evan Bayh, and walks to podium, pull out to wide of rally 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, Presumptive Democratic Presidential Candidate: "I know that Senator McCain likes to call himself a maverick and the fact is, there have been times where, in the past, he did show some independence. But the price he's paid for his party's nomination has been is to reverse himself on position after position, and now he embraces the failed Bush policies of the last eight years, the politics that helped break Washington in the first place." 6. Wide of Obama at rally Funny or Die.com - ++MANDATORY COURTESY - No more than 30 seconds to be used++ Hamptons - date unknown 7. UPSOUND: (English) funnyordie.com advertisement calling McCain "the oldest celebrity in the world" and asking "Is he ready to lead?" Dissolve into Hollywood heiress Paris Hilton: "Hey America, I'm Paris Hilton and I'm a celebrity too. Only I'm not from the olden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy. I'm just hot. But then that wrinkly, white-haired guy used me on his campaign ad which I guess means I'm running for president." AP Television New York, NY - 6 August 2008 8. Mid of people crossing busy New York street 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Resident, name unknown: "Maybe her dog. That would be good. Paris Hilton and her purse dog." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Resident, name unknown: "Hmmm, how about Hillary? Two blondes in power, one with brains, one without. It's perfect!" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Resident, name unknown: "Vice President? Oh, you know, her friend from the show, Nicole Ritchie, I guess...or else there would be trouble, I'm sure, you know?" Funny or Die.com - ++MANDATORY CREDIT - No more than 30 seconds to be used++ Hamptons - date unknown 12. UPSOUND: (English) Paris Hilton on ad "If you'll excuse me, I have to pick out a vice president. I'm thinking Rhianna. I'll see you at the White House." 13. End of advertisement with the name "Paris" over American flag STORYLINE Hollywood heiress Paris Hilton issued a mock presidential advertisement poking fun at Presumptive Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain's campaign for disparagingly linking Barack Obama with her. The 27-year-old celebrity heiress memorised her entire monologue, which included Hilton outlining her energy plan, in an online video spoof posted on Funny or Die, the comedy Web site's content director said. Co-founder Adam McKay came up with the concept for a mock ad starring Hilton, which has received over three (m) million views since it was posted on Tuesday. Last week, McCain launched an ad comparing his Democratic rival Obama to Hilton and Britney Spears, suggesting Obama was no more than a vapid celebrity candidate unready to lead the US. Hilton initially shied away from the debate over the ad and its effectiveness. But she responded on Tuesday with the Funny or Die spoof. In the online video, Hilton, clad in a leopard-print swimsuit and heels while lounging poolside, announced her candidacy for president and suggests an energy plan that combines elements of McCain's offshore oil drilling plan and Barack Obama's incentives for new energy technology. "Hey America, I'm Paris Hilton and I'm a celebrity too," Hilton said. "Only I'm not from the olden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy. I'm just hot. But then that wrinkly, white-haired guy used me on his campaign ad which I guess means I'm running for president." She also suggested a running mate: R&B singer Rihanna. Voters on the streets of New York City on Wednesday had a fun time imagining a Paris Hilton administration. One prospective voter, asked by AP Television who Hilton should choose for Vice President, suggested Hillary Clinton. "Two blondes in power, one with brains, one without. It's perfect!," the voter said. Meanwhile, McCain didn't mention the Hollywood socialite in campaign appearances on Wednesday in West Virginia. He instead focused his attacks on Obama, whose tax plans McCain said would be "exactly the wrong strategy" for America in its time of economic trouble. Obama, meanwhile, questioned McCain's status as a "maverick." "The price he's paid for his party's nomination has been is to reverse himself on position after position, and now he embraces the failed Bush policies of the last eight years, the politics that helped break Washington in the first place," Obama said at a campaign rally in Elkhart, Indiana. As both candidates move nearer to their party conventions, which will mark the home stretch towards the November 4 presidential balloting, the combative campaign tone shows no sign of abating. The race remains relatively close, with the most recent Associated Press-Ipsos poll showing Obama with a six-percentage point advantage over McCain at 47-41.
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