The blonde socialite responded to Republican candidate John McCain's controversial use of her image in a campaign television spot last week with a satirical ad of her own posted on the website Funnyordie.com.
In the ad, the 27-year-old appears reclining on a sun lounger beside a swimming pool, dressed only in a skimpy leopard-print bathing costume.
"Hey America, I'm Paris Hilton and I'm a celebrity too," she declares. "Only I'm not from the olden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy. I'm just hot.
"But then that wrinkly white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad, which I guess means I'm running for president. So thanks for the endorsement white-haired dude, and I want America to know I'm, like, totally ready to lead."
Hilton then offers an alternative US energy strategy, suggesting that she plans to combine elements from Senator McCain and Democratic rival Barack Obama.
"We can do limited offshore drilling with strict environmental oversight while creating tax incentives to get Detroit making hybrid and electric cars. ... Energy crisis solved, I'll see you at the debates, bitches!"
Hilton then signs off by declaring that she is now mulling her choices for vice-president.
"I'm thinking Rihanna," she said, referring to the singer-songwriter.
I think my favourite bit, and I am totally stealing it and making it my own is: see you at the debates, bitches. OMG I love that so much.