HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD…. I’ve never fully understood the right’s penchant for Hollywood bashing. Americans seem to like the entertainment industry quite a bit, and voters who might be swayed by cheap shots at movie stars are probably already inclined to back Republicans anyway.

Regardless, there are pointless attacks, and then there are hypocritical pointless attacks.

Here, for example, is John McCain this week.

“Just a little while ago, he flew off to Hollywood with a fundraiser for Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” Mr. McCain said of his opponent, Senator Barack Obama, his voice sounding strained at the end of the day but still dripping with scorn. “Let me tell you, my friends: There’s no place I would rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

And here is John McCain last month:

As Democrats celebrate in Denver next week, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Sen. John McCain will be trying to fire up some star power of his own by collecting checks and support from conservatives in Hollywood.

Mr. McCain will attend a fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, the day the Democrats’ convention opens, bringing together top leaders from the Los Angeles business and entertainment communities, according to an invitation for the event obtained by The Washington Times.

Show business publication Variety reported that Angie Harmon, David Zucker, Jon Cryer, Lionel Chetwynd, Craig T. Nelson, Jon Voight, Craig Haffner and Robert Duvall are among those expected to attend.

So, McCain is slamming Obama for flying off to a Hollywood fundraiser with celebrity friends, just a few weeks after McCain flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with celebrity friends.

Honestly, most of the time, I get the sense the McCain campaign just doesn’t think at all.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.