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Paris Hilton and Offshore Drilling

It was awesome. Referring to McCain as “white-haired dude” instead of using his name, saying he’s old enough to remember when “beer came in buckets”, putting up a picture of Yoda while she’s talking — why can’t McCain get her writers?

Note how she was careful to take one glancing shot at Obama, even though she was responding to a McCain ad. This was very well thought through. The scariest part of the whole thing is that her energy plan kind of made sense. It was certainly more coherent than anything put forward by either major campaign.

Jim Manzi is CEO of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), an applied artificial intelligence software company.

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