It’s been said that politics is Hollywood for ugly people…

But now it all merges – and McCain hit on that

It released a TV ad Wednesday describing Obama as the “biggest celebrity in the world,” comparable to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, stars who are famous for attitude rather than accomplishments.

McCain’s celeb-Obama gains traction – which is to say – hit a nerve:

Perhaps one of the clearest indications emerged Tuesday from the world of late-night comedy, when David Letterman offered his “Top Ten Signs Barack Obama is Overconfident.” The examples included Obama proposing to change the name of Oklahoma to “Oklobama” and measuring his head for Mount Rushmore.

with all the talk of Messiah and instruments of God’s Will talk, I’d say satire has yet to cath to the magnitude of hubris – but it’s a start. Jon Stewart as usual got the closest:

Jon Stewart teased that the presumptive Democratic nominee traveled to Israel to visit his birthplace at Bethlehem’s Manger Square.

The most predictable is the 0bots response:

Bloggers at the Huffington Post launched a backlash to the backlash against Obama’s overseas trip, arguing in part that he wouldn’t face such criticism of acting premature if he were white.

having fallen on their catch all response is further proof they are left quite speechless by the obvious.

ABC provides me with this appropriate image

CELEBRITY_obama_080731_mn.jpg picture by Robbedvoter

and adds to the story while wondering if “it will backfire”

When Britney and Paris were thrust into the campaign, it was not a happy day in Obamaland.

Then goes on at length why is bad for McCain. But led me to the NY Post headline: BARACK THE BIMBO

BARACK THE BIMBO

MAC ATTACK AD PAINTS OBAMA WITH BLOND BRUSH

It surprised me from Rupert – but I see it’s not not on page one

Funnier than BY Post headline is the actual Hollywood response

From “E”:

But Paris? Come on, there’s gotta be a better comparison. You’d almost think you were trying to belittle him or something.

From Paris

A spokesperson for the star says, “Miss Hilton was not asked, nor did she give permission for the use of her likeness in the ad and has no further comment.”