GOP Rep. Proposes Paris Hilton's Energy Plan

09/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • McClatchy

Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, a leader in the GOP House revolt on domestic drilling, really likes what heiress Paris Hilton has to say about . . . energy.

No, seriously. Burgess returned to the Capitol Thursday to continue the Republican demands started a week ago that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., bring Congress back from a five week summer recess. At a press conference with House members, including Rep. Joe Barton, R-Arlington, Burgess suddenly blurted out, "Let's have the vote. Even Paris Hilton has a plan. Let's bring up the Paris Hilton plan."

Burgess is only half - kidding about Hilton's plan, included in a tongue-in-cheek video, released in response to presumptive GOP nominee John McCain's reference to her as a celebrity.

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