Why is that Paris Hilton’s fake ad includes more substantive talk about energy policy than John McCain’s real ad?
I’ll hazard an answer: Because she’s smarter than he is, and has smarter people working for her. Also, of course, she had no need to trash Britney, as McCain wanted to trash Obama, though she does manage to get some good digs in at the “wrinkly white-haired guy” who’s “older than dirt.” (Steve points out that the Hilton “plan” is actually nonsensical, but that’s a minor point.)
If you think Benen’s claim is hyperbolic, just take a look:
Footnote I’d also missed the Obama camp’s pitch-perfect response: “Whatever.”