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First it was Paris and Britney, now Lindsay joins the campaign

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Jake Turcotte

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The celebs keep popping back into the presidential campaign.  But unlike party girls Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, who were inadvertently thrust into the campaign, Lindsay Lohan inserted herself into the discussion, according to Chicago Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker.

Apparently Lohan just wanted to help Obama and thought she could reach out to younger voters by hosting some events. Nice enough.

No thanks

But the Obama campaign wasn't interested, as Zweicker explained:

However, a top source in the Barack Obama team tells me the actress ''is not exactly the kind of high-profile star who would be a positive for us.''
Given Lohan's past problems, plus ongoing brushes with controversy, I've learned the campaign quietly told the actress ''thanks, but no thanks,'' but in far more diplomatic terms.

No traction

At first, it looked like when the story might quietly go away. There was a minor kerfuffle between the two campaign's spokespeople, but it wasn't gaining any traction. With all the news yesterday focused on the economy and then the Palin email breach, there just wasn't the bandwidth for this story to bubble up for recognition.

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