Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Paris Hilton: Future President Of The United States

I have, amongst annoyed friends, non-plussed relatives, and on this very blog, predicted that Paris Hilton would one day occupy the White House. In a sadistic sort of way, I was dead serious, but certainly didn't expect to see hints of my eventual vindication come this soon.

C'est arrive, me hearties. Paris's response to a John McCain ad which used footage of her to lampoon Barack's celebrity appeal has made me look like Nostradamus after downing 6 lattes. It wasn't that hard, really, just a matter of sticking with the basics. This woman consciously understands how to craft images, promote herself, stay on top as a taste-maker and manipulate the masses at will, and she can turn those talents to any purpose she wants. She's got what it takes, and would make a fine President or a top-notch dictator.

If you watch the video, you'll see how she successfully articulates a compromise position on energy and the environment that everyone would actually vote for, one which would probably work. Politics is now more about style than policy detail or machine loyalties, and fortunately or not, this 'Funny or Die' video provides one glimpse into the future. I forgive you in advance for self-protective mechanisms such as calling me an imbecile, since for most healthy people such a future is simply too terrifying to contemplate. (Whatever you do, don't think of a Pink White House.)

(Update: Lord Wife, who first pointed out the video, reacted to this post with the raised eyebrows of incredulity. To which I rejoined, "People give this girl $50,000 to show up at parties for a couple of hours. By that measure, is she not the smartest person alive?")

7 comments:

Vincent said...

Well prophesied, Marc; or perhaps your influence is more than you know.

Paris certainly has her finger on the pulse.

MarcLord said...

Not sure about influence, but I'm very sensitive to methane in the air. Whether or not she'll actually go into politics isn't particularly important, although she could succeed there, it's where the art is going.

Jon said...

Did Marc just write, in a post about Paris Hilton, "It wasn't that hard?"

media boy said...

Paris obviously has some marketing savvy; she can turn anything into a PR boost for herself... thx to McCain’s miscalculation, she’ll be selling more cans of wine than ever

MarcLord said...

Jon,

Fortunately, blondes really aren't my thing.

MarcLord said...

Media Boy,

thanks for stopping by--I'm so out of it I wasn't even aware she's selling wines, but I do know that her 2006 business revenues were $7.8 million. About as much as all her dad's hotels and resorts made in profit that year.

Anonymous said...

I can't even respond; Maman says, do whatever it takes for Obama!
Please, please,leave commercialism out; true values win!!! No MOre George Bush!! No more of the smae, let's meld a new frontier, even if it takes a new History....