September 09, 2008
Obama: 'Lipstick on a pig'(Barry crossed the line)
Ben Smith is reporting on the Politico blog this evening Obama at a gathering in Lebanon, VA had this to say..
Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra.
"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig."
"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink."
"We've had enough of the same old thing."
The crowd apparently took the "lipstick" line as a reference to Palin, who described the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull in a single word: "lipstick."
This one was over the line...read the comments at Politico 500 posts and counting....Captain Bullshit stepped in it this time.
UPDATE by Rusty: Video added.
I talked to Newbie about this offline and frankly I don't think it's as big a deal as people are making it out to be. So, I'm with AllahP (in the updates) on this one. Innocent remark and part of the larger McCain = Bush 3 angle that he's been pushing for months.
I still don't get why the McCain people aren't pushing the 'Obama is the most liberal/partisan guy in the Senate' thing. Or that Obama has consistently been weak on defense, with policy positions that make John Kerry seem Hawkish and Jimmy Carter seem like the reasoned old sage of Atlanta. Both are sure fire winners, and the kind of truth that doesn't need a stretch, spin, or faux outrage.
Especially when the Left continues to attack Palin and her minor children in direct and genuinely outrageous ways.