Barack had best leave the lipstick jokes to the women. He got in a bit of trouble yesterday venturing into unfamiliar territory.

The point Barack Obama was making today is that John McCain is not about change. Rather he and running mate Sarah Palin are about more of the same – no matter how they package it.

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama said. “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called ‘change,’ it’s still going to stink.”

Not a nice way to talk about a woman.

The McCain team is saying that’s mockery gone too far. They say Obama called Palin a pig – drawing a parallel to Palin’s well-used remark that the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick.

“It’s clear to me — as I’m sure it will be to fair-minded Republicans, Democrats and independents across the country — that Senator Obama owes Governor Palin an apology,” said former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift, the chair of the newly formed “Palin truth squad.”

Citing historical president, the Obama team disagrees.

In fact, you can Google it. Exhibit number one comes from Vice President Dick Cheney four years ago – also on the campaign trail.

”As we say in Wyoming, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” quipped Vice President Dick Cheney in a stump speech yesterday, with reference to John Kerry’s claims he would be a credible war president.

Exhibit number two comes special delivery from the Obama campaign pointing out that Senator McCain himself used this phrase almost a year ago describing Hillary Clinton’s health care plan.

“I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” he said of her proposal.

Just further evidence that Barack is off his game a bit.

2 Responses to “Lipstick”

  1. 1 Anonymous

    Why does Obama’s “speak” sound so different from his teleprompter speeches? I don’t mean the errs and the uuhhs, I mean words like changing, he will say changin’. He’s so strange in that he speaks to people the way he may think they speak, depending on what part of the country he is in at the time. This is very patronizing if you ask me.

  2. 2 Anonymous

    polisay, polisay, polisay…how about policy,policy,policy. Use your normal sounding voice please. Do not keep on insulting the American voter. I think you can say ANYTHING to your crowd of admirers, and they would cheer, even if it was a blatant insult about them.

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