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Lipstickgate

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the September 11th, 2008

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While I’m not sure Obama was actually referring to Palin, I think it is clearly a gaffe worth recognizing.  Given the proximity of Palin’s very memorable “pit bull & lipstick” joke I think it odd that a candidate for President would enter such dangerous waters by even using such similar terminology.

Even though Obama, McCain and others have used the lipstick/pig thing before, its just far too awkward to be using it right now and he ought to acknowledge at least that much.   The thing that puts it over the top and where I can’t join Mike Huckabee in his “giving slack” to Obama is that he then goes, right after the pig comment, on to mention an “old fish” stinking.  With McCain’s age an obvious issue in this campaign, it is a very strange choice of words.  Blatantly pointed towards Palin & McCain?  Maybe not.  Strangely coincidental and stupid? Yes.

That’s not change. That’s just calling something the same thing something different. You know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. You know you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it’s still going to stink after eight years. We’ve had enough of the same old thing.

Yes Obama, it was foolish to say those things.

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