Monday, August 04, 2008

This Internet Search Thing Just Might Catch On

There's a lot of huffing and puffing about McCain using Paris Hilton in a negative campaign add against Obama.

It turns out Obama himself found it convenient to use the metaphor of an over-exposed celebrity not just once, but at least twice:

"The Paris Hilton Tax Break" (HT: Instapundit):
If it's so awful to pull Paris Hilton into politics, as John McCain recently did in a commercial, then Barack Obama shouldn't have dragged her into a Senate debate two years ago, when he attacked the repeal of the death tax:
Mr. OBAMA: Madam President, I rise to speak in opposition to the complete repeal of the estate tax.

First of all, [let's] call this trillion-dollar giveaway what it is—the Paris Hilton tax break.

McCain Not First to Compare Obama to Paris Hilton:
Would all of this overwrought press hysteria be rendered even sillier were it to turn out that Sen. McCain was in actuality quoting Sen. Obama? Methinks that it would.

A February 24, 2005, Washington Post article begins:
There's nothing exotic or complicated about how phenoms are made in Washington, and, more to the point, how they are broken.

"Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame," says Barack Obama. "I've already had an hour and a half. I mean, I'm so overexposed, I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse."

...Time magazine had the quote as well. From their Verbatim section



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