Socialite Paris Hilton says her spoof election video is just a bit of fun and she would only run for president if she could take her dog Tinkerbell to the White House.
Hilton's online election spoof video has had more than three million hits since being posted on FunnyorDie.com this week.
In it, she pokes fun at her inclusion in a recent ad campaign for Republican election candidate John McCain, announcing energy policies and plans to paint the White House pink.
"Thanks for the endorsement white-haired dude, and I want America to know I'm, like, totally ready to lead," she says.
Speaking in Copenhagen, where she is promoting a range of handbags, Paris said she made the video because she was a big fan of FunnyorDie creators Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.
"It was a lot of fun," she said.
Asked about the possibility of launching a real election campaign, Hilton said: "Only if I can bring (my dog) Tinkerbell to the White House.”
Under US law, Hilton - the 27-year-old star of an infamous sex tape - would not be eligible to hold the office of the presidency for eight more years.
Hilton's video has caught McCain's attention. His spokesman Tucker Bounds said: "Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan."
Hilton's mother, a McCain donor, had lambasted McCain's video as a complete waste of money.
"It is a complete waste of the country's time and attention at the very moment when millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs. And it is a completely frivolous way to choose the next President of the United States," she wrote on the political website Huffington Post.
McCain's original video mocked Democratic rival Barack Obama as a celebrity, similar to Britney Spears or Hilton.
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