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Lipstick, schmipstick

September 10, 2008

I happen to  find myself this week surrounded by TV sets tuned to 24-Hour Campaign TV (CNN, Fox, MSNBC) and the controversy du jour is Senator Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” remark. 

The man was referring to McCain’s policies.   I think that’s imminently clear if one listens to/watches the entire statement in context.  The Republican flacks just look silly harping on this.  Especially when they’ve got substantial issues to harp on, like William Ayers.

Now, it strikes me watching the video that Obama’s audience thought he was making a veiled joke at Gov. (“Pit Bull with Lipstick”) Palin.  They should know better, and he should have corrected the impression, as it has not been Obama’s style to make crude ad hominem attacks.  Senator Obama has conducted himself with class and dignity far above many in politics (including many of his supporters, unfortunately) and that’s part of his appeal.  Here’s hoping for a trickle-down effect.

— Duke of Ray

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom permalink
    September 10, 2008 6:10 pm

    Don’t worry… even the audience of the guy who plans to destroy evil is on that bandwagon too 😉

  2. September 10, 2008 10:26 pm

    Duke Ray- I agree completely. What an embarrassing and stupid waste of time. I wouldn’t put it past Obama to make the remark “innocently” in order to draw the kinds of responses he’s been getting though. I’m not going to spend much more brain power on deciding whether that was the case or not though.

  3. September 11, 2008 8:54 am

    By trying to run up the score, Republicans operatives are acting like Democratic operatives. In a way it is really pathetic, but in a way it is also amusing to see so many Democrats getting a taste of their own medicine.

    In some ways Senator Obama has made an effort to run a more classy campaign, but he has spent 2 years making Ad hominem attacks against President Bush and members of the Bush administration and he does constantly accuse the McCain campaign of positions not advocated by Senator McCain.

  4. Toayminator permalink
    September 11, 2008 10:14 am

    With all respect to The Count, the official democrat party website had a photo of a dolled up pig with a comparison to Sarah Palin BEFORE Obama made his lipstick remark.

    The site has a blog posting entitled, “McCain’s Selection of Palin is Lipstick on a Pig,” illustrated by an altered photograph of a pig with makeup, designer glasses and pearls. The story, along with a frame grab of the democrat website can be seen here:

  5. Toayminator permalink
    September 11, 2008 10:16 am

    So, to complete my thought….Obama knew EXACTLY what he was saying. He knew it, and the crowd listening to him knew it.

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