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The Campaign Gets Totally Hot

The Olympics start Friday. It's August. The presidential campaign gets officially stupid with Paris burning.

The Campaign Gets Totally Hot

The Olympics begin Friday, 8/8/08 at precisely 8:08 p.m., promising as much politics and athletic competition.

Which means these are the dog days of American politics.

In other words, the stupid season has official begun.

John McCain drags Paris Hilton into his anti-Obama "celebrity" ads, ignoring the fact that her parents are contributors to the Arizona Republican's campaign.

So Paris is burning. And Paris strikes back, thanks to the

No word as to whether Britney, the other celebrity listed with Obama, plans to launch her own campaign/blog video but this would be hard to top.

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Karen Heller Inquirer Staff Writer
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This week Karen Heller is live-blogging the Republican convention in true blogger style - at home, surfing the Web and watching TV. She's covered five other conventions. Three were Republican, two were Democratic. Read all of Populist here.

Karen Heller has interviewed Philip Roth and Zsa Zsa Gabor, spent time with Pink and the Philadelphia Orchestra, the celebrated and the exemplary unsung. She's covered Miss America and political conventions. She's been a provocative voice at The Inquirer for nearly 20 years, garnering awards for criticism, feature writing and investigative reporting, and was a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. Reach Karen at

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