TDS wonders about unintended consequences

It seems John McCain’s “celebrity” ad hit the target square in the eyes. If, that is, the campaign was aiming at its own foot.

The Daily Show nailed it on the head, but Stewart’s not the only one who noticed.  We read at TMV that the Hiltons, GOP supporters, are not amused.

hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems that the new McCain ad criticizing Obama for being a celebrity has ruffled some unintended feathers. I, for one, quite liked the ad, but I hear whispers from the inner campaign staff that the phone was burning off the hook today with calls from Paris Hilton’s grandfather, William Barron Hilton (co-chair of the Hilton Hotel empire), furious that the McCain ad drew an unflattering comparison between Obama and his own granddaughter.

While it doesn’t come as any great surprise that William Barron Hilton and his son are Republicans, I will confess that I was unaware that they had donated large sums of money to the GOP in general and the McCain campaign in particular. They have also done some of the ground work in fundraising among their wealthy circle of friends. And now the phones are ringing in the McCain war room and the Hiltons are unhappy.

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