Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pigs In Lipstick

Here's my favorite bit of controversy from the last few days. Obama was quoted saying:

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still going to stink after eight years."

Sounds like a pretty straightforward message regarding the need for change and the idea that the GOP is merely dressing up old policies with campaign jargon stolen from the Democrats, hoping to win over more votes with empty promises. Unfortunately for Obama, who is still struggling to get the Republicans to stand up straight and have some serious debate on the most pressing issues our nation faces, McCain has decided to misunderstand the comment as a personal, sexist, attack on the Vice (Pit bull) President nominee Sarah Palin, who -lets not forget- reminded us that the difference between a "Hockey Mom" and "Pitt bull" is, of course, lipstick. What impressive rhetoric from the person who could be second in command at the white house and has confessed to her adoring public that she doesn't actually know what the vice president does.

I also loved what Obama's camp returned with upon McCain's accusations. Not only did they rehash their frustration at the lack of serious politics they also reminded McCain that he himself used the exact same phrase to describe the health care plan of Hillary Clinton. Still sexist is it?

*Obama 2008*


Kristi said...

I can't believe how ridiculous the McCain camp is being.

Obama '08! said...

Ah, politics... I guess they all have to get their kicks somehow, right?

Miss Brisbane said...

Yes I'm all the way over the other side of the pond in Australia and I'm all for Obama. I hope he wins.

As a side note, I just saw on my television, the ladies on the View talking about the pig/lipstick remark and that lady on the end of the table, Elizabeth... I can't put my finger on it, but there is something about her which gets up my goat, i.e. annoys me. ;)


Jamie said...

Ugh that's so rdiculous! Everyone needs to focus on the real issues and not hockey mom and mavericks. I swear if I hear those words one more time I might throw something at my tv!