Wednesday, August 06, 2008

John McCain and Celebrity

McCain compared Obama to Paris Hilton in a recent ad attacking Obama's celebrity status. Paris's unimaginably rich parents, donors to the McCain campaign, weren't fans. Paris herself recently fired back in her own attack ad against McCain, calling him "The oldest celebrity in the world, old enough to remember when dancing was a sin."

rc3 linked to John McCain's IMDB page today. It might be an interesting talking point for anyone worried about the role of celebrity in a campaign.

Below is a clip featuring some of John McCain's best work, right next to Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in The Wedding Crashers.

By one measure, McCain's celebrity status is much greater than Barack Obama's. John McCain has a Kevin Bacon number of 2, Barack Obama's Kevin Bacon number is undefined.