The other day, I wrote a much panned post about Paris Hilton’s rebuttal to John McCain‘s juvenile campaign ad. Well, kiddies, guess what? The Republican’s have decided that her energy policy is the one they want to implement (probably, since it has more substance than anything McCain has yet to offer up).
MsJoanne, you jest, right? Nope. CNN reports:
The lines between celebrity and politician blurred into a haze Thursday at a Republican news conference, as one congressman began pushing Paris Hilton’s “plan” on energy.
“Let’s bring up the Paris Hilton plan,” goaded Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas.
You would think that came from The Onion or from the brilliant mind of Andy Borowitz.
Are we so desperate that Paris Hilton’s plan becomes one for consideration? Steve Benen added his thoughts about Ms. Hilton’s “plan:”
For that matter, Hilton’s fake ad talked about using expanded coastal drilling to “carry us until the new technologies kick in,” which doesn’t make any sense, since even the Bush administration and McCain’s policy aides concede that we’re about a decade away from new coastal drilling having any kind of effect on the marketplace. And even then, we’re talking about pennies on the gallon. There’s nothing to actually “carry us” at all.
And yet, we actually have an elected member of Congress announcing, “Let’s bring up the Paris Hilton plan.”
This is what the GOP offers its constitutes? Apparently so. This and stunts, such as pretending they are keeping the House in session after it officially broke for their summer recess (while John Boehner phoned it in from the golf course), which even George W. Bush rebuked these pathetic political stunts.
One wonders why the next five weeks are so important? Could it be because American’s are hurting so bad due to the many, many failed policies of the Bush years, that the GOP knows that we are desperate for any relief, which makes it a very good time to bamboozle Americans to give up land that our government owns, for virtually nothing? I mean, what about those 68 million acres Big Oil already has leases on yet are not drilling on? Are we playing some Horton Hears a Who version of “Monopoly” with America being the playing board and federal land being Boardwalk and Park Place to be picked up by whomever has the most money?
I’d say that’s a fair assessment. After all, the GOP had almost eight years to do something – anything, and yet they did nothing.
No, I’m wrong. The GOP did do something; they blocked almost every energy effort which was offered up. This from the Speaker of the House News Room:
Apparently, there wasn’t enough in it for their first and foremost constitute: Big Oil.
So, let’s hear it for the GOP for nominating Paris Hilton as their candidate for president. Or is she running as an Indy? “Paris Hilton has more substance than John McCain.” That’s a slogan I can believe in! I can’t wait for those debates, bitches! I wonder if it will be Paris Hilton taking down John McCain, or if it will be John McCain taking down John McCain.
At this point, either one works for me.