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D’oh: McCain donors in Paris Hilton’s family miffed at “Celeb” diss

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By Michelle Malkin  •  July 31, 2008 03:03 PM

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Can they do anything right?

The McCain campaign runs a half-decent ad yesterday mocking Obama’s celebrification and comparing the Obamessiah to pop culture divas Britney Spears and Paris Hilton…

…and pisses off the big McCain donors in Paris Hilton’s family. Apparently, Camp McCain’s phones were ringing off the hook with complaints from the wealthy Hiltons who have showered the Maverick with cash. Doesn’t anybody check these things before they upload them to YouTube? The ad would have worked just as well without Paris. A pic of Obama gal pal Scarlett Johannson would have been smarter.

And McCain wouldn’t have lost his own celeb supporters.

Here are Rick Hilton’s $6,900 donations to McCain.

Paris’s mom, Kathy, also pitched in $2,300.

And here are Paris’s grandfather, William Barron Hilton’s, large donations totaling $53,400 to McCain and the NRSC.

D’oh.

Via Martin Eisenstadt (hat tip – Joe S.)

I 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.

It seems that the elder Hilton has donated $18,400 to the McCain campaign, and $35,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the last couple of years. (Paris’s father, Rick Hilton, has given an additional $6,900 to the McCain campaign. Suffice it to say, he’s none too pleased either.)

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Update: Martin Eisenstadt is a hoaxer.

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