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Palin Camp Takes Umbrage at 'Lipstick on a Pig' Comment


"Change We Need" Town Hall with Barack Obama in Lebanon, Va., Sept. 10, 2008. (Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

Updated 10:28 p.m.
By Peter Slevin and Michael D. Shear
LEBANON, Va. -- Sen. Barack Obama talked about the barnyard tonight, but whether he intended an epithet was in the ear of the beholder.

"John McCain says he's about change, too," Obama said, leading into a string of ways he contends McCain represents more of the same -- economic policy, taxes, education, foreign policy, campaign tactics. "That's not change. That's just calling something that's the same thing something different.

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig," Obama went on, and the crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers. "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years. We've had enough of the same old thing."

Lipstick.

Pig.

Which candidate for national office has likened herself to a pit bull with lipstick?

That would be Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Obama had barely finished when the Republican National Committee staged a conference call with former Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift (R), who said in high dudgeon that Obama had made "disgusting comments, comparing our vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, to a pig."

Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said he had done no such thing.

Reporters quickly unearthed evidence that Obama had said the same thing about Iraq policy, pointing to a reference the Illinois senator made last year: "George Bush has given a mission to General Petraeus, and he has done his best to try to figure out how to put lipstick on a pig."

Later, it turned out that McCain himself used the phrase more than once, including last year, when he was talking about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 1990s health care plan.

He said last October, "I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."

Speaking about opponents of President Bush's Iraq strategy last year, McCain criticized their reasoning.

"It gets down to whether you support what is being done in this new strategy or you don't," McCain said. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig, in my view."

The phrase is a common one, so much so that Torie Clarke, the former Pentagon communications director in the Bush administration -- a Republican and a woman -- named her book "Lipstick on a Pig: Winning in a No-Spin Era by Someone Who Knows the Game."

That did not stop Swift from taking umbrage that Obama would use such wording, which she likened to the kind of language most often heard on a children's playground.

"Calling a very prominent female governor a pig is not what we want," Swift said, describing Obama's comments as "offensive."

When asked by a female reporter how she could be sure Obama was talking about Palin, she replied, "As far as I know, she's the only one of the presidential candidates or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick. It seemed to me a very gendered comment. There's only one woman in the race. It's directly analogous to comments she has made."

The comment would be Palin's. Describing herself as a "hockey mom," she seemed proud of the image she painted when she said in her autobiographical speech to the Republican National Convention, "They say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: Lipstick."

Obama's lipstick line thrilled the crowd in a steamy high school gymnasium in rural southwest Virginia. A half-dozen supporters said afterward that Palin's own lipstick comment was not the first thought that came to mind, although a few said it was not out of the question that Obama was trying to make that connection.

"I didn't really take it that way. Probably should have," said Jeffrey Brown, a fervent Obama supporter from Belfast, Va., who describes himself as a Christian from the lower middle class. "Look, these campaigns are mean. We know that. Things get slung around."

JoAnn Vicars, a retired Bristol police employee, thought Obama's remark was great: "Loved it!" She and several friends scoffed at the idea that Obama was talking about Palin.

"That's the way we talk, buddy," Vicars said, in a raspy local accent.

Brown, in any event, figures on adding the lipstick line to his own political repertoire.

"I thought it was awesome," Brown said. "It's the truth, for one thing. I'm going to start using it right now as I campaign for him."

"Enough is enough," Obama adviser Anita Dunn said in a statement e-mailed to reporters at 9 p.m. "The Mc Cain campaign's attack tonight is a pathetic attempt to play the gender card about the use of a common analogy -- the same analogy that Senator McCain himself used about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's health care plan just last year."

Dunn said, "This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare the increasingly dishonorable campaign John McCain has chosen to run."

Anne E. Kornblut contributed to this report. Kornblut and Shear reported from Ohio.

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Why do major news corps choose to report swill like this? These elaborate facades are just that. Why can't they focus on the events that will shape our future? It seems hopeless at times.

Posted by: Bob | September 17, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Sarah-
"You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you"

Posted by: real1001 | September 16, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

John McCain used the phrase to refer to Hilary Clinton's healthcare policy.

IT MEANS: To disguise something as something else when it really is still that something.

TRANSLATED FOR THE IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO TALK ABOUT THE "SOUTH SIDE TRASH OF CHICAGO": It means that John McCain is touting himself as the person to vote for if you want change, however his policies, beliefs and positions are identical to Bush's.

McCain used it to say that Hilary's position on healthcare was the exact same policy that the Clintons wanted in '93 just dressed up so you did not notice.

Google lipstick on a pig and you'll find plenty of other politicians who have used the very same colloquialism.

I bet most of you on here haven't even heard the whole speech, it's pretty obvious that the context it was used in was not an attack on Ms. Palin.

The woman who'll be such a great VP just by listening to her stance on foreign policy...because she can see Russia from Alaska!

Nice position on foreign policy there Ms. Palin.
haha.

As a young American, I am seriously disturbed by my government, and the sheer ignorance of the people of this nation.

Posted by: Student | September 15, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

Don't be so conceited as to think Obama was referring to you, Sarah. However, if the shoe fits........

oink oink oink

Posted by: Vampirella | September 12, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

lmfao.. Just wanna let you yanks know that your pathetic political circus bring much joy to the rest of the world. You guys always make something small into something HUGE....rofl.. cant wait to see what happens in the future ;)

Posted by: bonehead31 | September 12, 2008 2:50 AM | Report abuse

What's the difference between John McCain and pitbull?

John McCain's lipstick is on George Bush's ass..

Posted by: Tomas | September 11, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

More programmed rant diversions from the McShame camp.

Posted by: Four more years? | September 11, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Poor John McCain.
He and his people just don't get it

You can take a donkey ...
Dress it up in Top Hat and Tails ...
Teach it the Texas-Two-Step ...

But at the end of the day ...

He's still a Jack-Ass

Posted by: Jeremiah Johnson | September 11, 2008 8:02 AM | Report abuse

I do not believe that the lipstick comment was intentional on Obama's part. You can see it in his face when they replay the clip and he knew it as soon as he said it but it was too late. The laughter and cheers/jeers from his audience made it clear that they took it the way that many perceived it - as a jab at Palin. It was a stupid, foot in the mouth mistake, the likes of which could be costly when dealing with international diplomatic relations. It is just a further indication, aside from his scary political ideologies, that Obama is not Presidential material. His followers have been sold a bill of goods. An empty suit. Reading these posts however, one thing is clear to me. That Obama's radical lemming followers are a scary, perverted bunch of insane f***s.


I'm a young Republican. Not crazy about McCain, but supporting him anyhow because Obama is terrifying on many fronts. (Extreme radical, racist, marxist, redistribution of wealth, bad bad bad ideas about how the economy works with regards to taxation yadi yadi yadi - but don't get me started). I could have actually handled a Hillary Clinton Presidency and feel she would have been a better choice for the dems., but she was destroyed by the Obama machine who will stop at nothing to get this man elected. Sarah Palin was a "McBrilliant" choice (thanks Rush) for the Republican VP slot and this has Dems. scared.....but the people they should be scared of right now are Hillary and Bill.


Any liberals out there who thinks Hillary was slighted by not getting the nod for VP by Obama are incredibly blind. Every Republican knows that Obama and Hillary were an unstoppable winning ticket. If Hillary were chosen over Biden to be VP the Dems have a slam dunk landslide victory. Obama knows this too and of course he wants to win. He wanted Hillary to be VP But Hillary DID NOT WANT IT!!! and made it clear to Obama that she did not want it. This is because she wants McCain to win!!! Why you ask? Because he is a one term president (it's going to take more than 4 years to turn this country around, plus he will be too old) and she can run against him in 2012 and will win. Just give it some thought - If Obama wins in 2008, she cannot run until Obama is out in 2016 -presuming he will be a 2 term prez - and then she is borderline too old (and old Hil and Bill don't want to wait that long to get back in the white house anyhow). DO NOT COUNT ON ANYTHING BUT VERY LUKEWARM SUPPORT FOR OBAMA FROM THE CLINTONS - I am quite sure that they are undermining Obama every which way they can behind the scenes. If any more dirt is dug up on Obama between now and November you can be sure the Clintons will be behind it. The true Hillary supporters know this too, this is why independant women - especially independant Hillary supporters - are flocking to the McCain/Palin ticket, to pave the way for Hillary in 2012. and this is why they (McCain/Palin) WILL win in 2008.

Posted by: Jen | September 10, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

ANON...Republican women not compassionate?

perhaps those pilloried on DAILY KOS and SMIRKING CHIMP; but those in Maine aren't...Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, a huge Palin supporter, championed a variety causes to stem breast cancer, to the chagrin of Dem's who seemed to rely on the Federal government to 'do something' as part of their Blame Bush mentality.

Meredith proved there is a lot that States can do...that's a small example of how some Republican women demonstrate their compassion on issues of concern to women.

NOBAMA; esp. when he panders to rednecks in S.W. Virginia with sexist hate speech and personal attacks

Posted by: MAINIAC | September 10, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

I didn't mean seamonkeyavenger but shell-f. Sorry seamonkeyavenger,...we are in this together

Posted by: Obamanizer | September 10, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I didn't mean seamonkeyavenger but shell-f. Sorry seamonkeyavenger,...we are in this together

Posted by: Obamanizer | September 10, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I didn't mean seamonkeyavenger but shell-f. Sorry seamonkeyavenger,...we are in this together

Posted by: Obamanizer | September 10, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

seamonkeyavenger you are so stupid that you may be the reason we are becoming poor relative to the Chinese. Like...you singehandedly made America dumber with your comments.

Yes, you, Pig!

Posted by: Obamanizer | September 10, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

McCain would have used the "pig and lipstick" line ESPECIALLY if Hillary had recently joked about herself and lipstick. MOST Republicans would have!!!!

This was a HUGE failure by Republicans to turn all women against the so-called sexist Obama. SORRY - DIDN"T WORK.

Palin is sure to make fools out of all the women standing behind her when you're forced to hear her defend her record and talk real issues.

Can't you see she's a little puppet for McCain? She's sooo politically motivated that she'll do or say anything to succeed?

Posted by: pgb23 | September 10, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

How can any reference to a woman who calls herself a pit bull be an insult? Out of her own mouth we hear that she and God are on the same side in politics. I find it hard to believe that the rest of the world must look upon this disaster in American politics and American women's thinking and believe that the hurling of insults is the way to make decisions. A strange god indeed.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Brilliant! Walked a fine line, called the pig the pig it is, and danced along.

Bye bye racist small-towners. This isn't your country anymore!

Posted by: Obamanizer | September 10, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

I used to be an Obama supporter before he said this.

....Now I'm a BIG Obama supporter.

Posted by: Patrick F. | September 10, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

If Obama isnt smart enough to stay away from a lipstick reference he sure isnt smart enogh to run the country. Sounds like Howard Dean all over again!!

Posted by: Keith | September 10, 2008 4:42 PM

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given that McCain was 894th out of 899 in his academy class, you have an odd view of what "issues" matter when measuring intellect. Maybe we'll find out more about Palin's if she ever stops hiding behind McCain's skirts.

Posted by: pcp | September 10, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

I think that the Republican National Committee didn't understand Obama comment: to Obama, Pallin is the lipstick, and McCain is the pig AND the old fish (in this case Pallin is the paper, the wrap). And we know that compare people (non muslins) with pigs and apes is typical of muslins.
Good luck to USA, whatever the result...

Posted by: Roger | September 10, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

As I pig, I resent the baseless character assassinations of the last 24 hours. Alaska is no place for an honest farm animal.

Posted by: Piggy McPig | September 10, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

shell_F:
Your own personal accounts of sexual harassment do not equate to every comment about lipstick being sexism. You discredited your ENTIRE post when you decided to add religion to the mix. Let the 'Obama is a Muslim' nonsense go. And check out snopes.com before you continue to spread lies about him taking the oath of office on a Koran. That was Rep. Ellison from Minnesota. And it was Thomas Jefferson's Koran.

Posted by: MrsJones | September 10, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

If Obama isnt smart enough to stay away from a lipstick reference he sure isnt smart enogh to run the country. Sounds like Howard Dean all over again!!

Posted by: Keith | September 10, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

In a week that has seen not one but two Georgia congressmen refer to blacks as 'uppity', McCain wants to get all sanctimonious about Obama's lipstick on a pig comment.

The fact is that McCain made the same reference in talking about Hillary Clinton's health plan earlier in the year.

This is so STUPID. The Rethugs want to avoid the issues so they can LIE America into more wars, more debt, and more ignorance.

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 10, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon,former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search and wikipedia.

Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda. The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about relgion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic survelliance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangalicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.

Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continously for over 30 years. Yes the left has thier own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican admistration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.
Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censhorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The cosilidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever,gridlocked legislature with only two parties for represtation,a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras on street corners. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, icrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

I posted thes comments on other political blogs and I send them to you to use them or do with them as you please. I truly hope that Senator Obama will be able to stem this tide of facism and break this cycle of fear that has beem slowly eroding the American dream.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a vile pig. So what's new? Call it as it is.

Posted by: miknugget | September 10, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Aspergirl

Can't you see you're being played and manipulated by the Bush/Rove handler team? It's the same guys running the show (speech writing) for lipstick girl and grandpa. At least think for yourself.

Can you seriously believe that John McCain who has been in the Senate for the last 8 years plus has any credibility when he claims to be the agent of change after he had the power to make that change and did not do so? He has failed on so many fronts. He has done nothing. He claims to be a "Maverick", whatever that is other than a 1960's TV western with a movie remake. On those issues where he did buck his party, he has now recanted and is suffering from buyers remorse: Bush's tax cuts and immigration reform.

Such dishonesty coupled with his lipstick gal's phoniness is hard to swallow. She is reading lines that she is given by the Bush speechwriters. She has zero credibility. She obviously isn't listening to what she is saying. Otherwise she would realize that she is lying or exaggeratng all of the time. But those one line zingers are so effective in working the numb pop-culture American audience, aren't they.

When I see her on stage with reporters fielding unrehearsed questions effectively, I will give her credit if it is due. Doesn't anyone wonder why she is kept in a closet until she appears on stage with grandpa? Look, I know more women who have more talent, ability and experience in their little finger than Palin could even hope to have in her entire life. Her story is nothing compared to women who actually sacrifice something to make the world a better place for everyone else. I would include men in that group as well. She has never done anything for anyone other to promote herself and her own interests. She's an imposter.

Posted by: patryot | September 10, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

In a report released Wednesday, it was revealed that Presidential nominee Barack Obama has signed a six figure deal with Random House publishing for his third memoir, tentatively titled, “I did not call Palin a pig, or how I lost the election”. More as the story develops...

Posted by: Steve | September 10, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Wow....this is just as bad as the redneck joke being misconscrewed for the cracker with no front teeth. talk about making something out of nothing

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Wow. This is more idiotic than the DC niggardly-gate from a few years back. At least I could understand how someone could mis-hear that and interpret it as the near-homophonic slur.

Posted by: Left_of_the_Pyle | September 10, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

My Friend, Sarah Pallin is a "Pig with lipstick on!" In addition to being a dog with lipstick on! I think he sized it up just about right.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

One for Scott, who misses the point - a Republican talent:

"New announcements coming naming specific earmarks Obama and Biden asked for and received....the tide has turned..."

That point is that Palin bald-face lies about her role in the bridge to nowhere. Additionally, are you suggesting that no other Republicans take earmarks?

Non-starter. And the polls are the week after the convention. The tide has a few more times to go in and out before the election.

Posted by: PJMD | September 10, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

P.S. to Shell_f: In case you haven't figured this out yet, this country was founded on principles of freedom of religion. I for one am sick to death of Republican attempts to equate the practice of one religion or another by American citizens, particularly Islam, with terrorism or lack of patriotism.

Posted by: Margie | September 10, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I am LOVING the way the Republicans are getting bent out of shape by this! They can sure dish it out, but when Democrats play their rules, WELL! Outrage all around! Play the "he doesn't like women card" which is absolutely unbelievable in light of Palin's pay-for-your-own-rape-kit record.

The Republican ticket is "liptstick on the pig" of the previous administration. Bravo, Barack, for telling it like it is!!

Posted by: Margie | September 10, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

ha ha - can't take it - here's a good visual - that's what he's talking about!

http://www.vizmojo.net/Canvas.aspx?ZXVC=CD75094F036B6326

would love to see more . . .

Posted by: msandone31 | September 10, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

aspergirl/shell_f

Spare us your phony outrage. Your whining over nothing and your cries of wolf only serve to set women BACK. As a feminist, I am offended by your suggestion that women are so weak that they get the vapors any time a word of dissent is breathed in their direction. And you know darn well that Obama wasn't even referring to Palin, so let's quit this charade. As a woman, I am offended by YOU and by the phoney moral outrage of the McCain camp. What a bunch of thugs!

Oh, and stop posting the same drivel under several different monikers. Why don't you get a real job?

Posted by: seamonkeyavenger | September 10, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse


As a woman, I am very offended by Sen. Obama's lipstick on a pig remarks and I feel as though he owes ALL WOMEN an apology, whether or not they ever wear lipstick!!! Gov. Palin is tough, she can handle Obama's belittlement and he is obviously threatened by her. But, as a woman who has experienced sexual harassment, I know first hand how this is played out. There were many things that happened at this job I had but one of the first things that my boss had said to me during my first week was said in front of two other men (both officers of the law) when he said "Where is your lipstick today?" and as I left the room he was trying to make them laugh because he was saying that I wanted the one young cop there to handcuff me. Sen. Obama has done this before with the "sweetie" comment to the female reporter, that is manipulative to say the least. I feel that Obama knew exactly that the lipstick on a pig remark would instigate a response to which he could then further manipulate the press and public. If Sen. McCain used this same phrase in the past, well then Obama should know that "Two wrongs don't make a right" ---that is elementary, well actually children in Kindergarten need to be taught to behave and Obama fails at this himself. He is not a good leader at all. And the fact that today he acts so smug and arrogantly laughs about it makes me like him even less, in fact I am really repulsed, Sen. Obama is the real pig -- a sexist pig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't people care that Obama put his hand on the Quran rather than the Bible when he was sworn into the U.S. Senate??? Perhaps this could provide some much needed insight into Obama's obvious arrogant SEXIST PIG character. Muslisms have a horrible record of mistreating women, is is part of their whole religion. Oh, wait you say Obama is a Christian??? Muslims believe Jesus to be a prophet with whom they can have a personal relationship. Muslims also revere the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus so don't be fooled!!!!

Posted by: shell_f | September 10, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama calls all american white women "Phony" and "Pigs". He included those 18 million who voted for Hillary.

Its outragious and incendiary. This guy turns out to be a radical. Just like his uncle radical pastor wright, racist wife Michelle o mama and convicted criminal rezko.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and Aspergirl, since you are such a great champion of feminism, why are you not outraged about some of McCain's TRULY misogynistic statements in the past -- like his joke making light of rape? Talk about no class!

Why, Aspergirl, why?

Posted by: seamonkeyavenger | September 10, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

SO FAR SO GOOD- It's too bad the State polls lag so far behind the National, watch that map turn red next week-
Montana and NC starting already- Gov Schweitzer failed to mention in his speech that many in Montana identify with hunters...

"September 10, 2008
Gallup Daily: McCain 48%, Obama 43%Nine percent undecided in latest averageUSA Election 2008 Gallup Daily Americas Northern America PRINCETON, NJ -- The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update finds John McCain continuing to lead Barack Obama, 48% to 43% among registered voters."

North Carolina PPP (D) McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
National FOX News McCain 45, Obama 42 McCain +3
Montana Rasmussen McCain 53, Obama 42 McCain +11
National Gallup Tracking McCain 48, Obama 43 McCain +5

New announcements coming naming specific earmarks Obama and Biden asked for and received....the tide has turned...

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

SO FAR SO GOOD- It's to bad the State polls lag so far behind the National, watch that map turn red next week-
Montana and NC starting already- Gov Schweitzer failed to mention in his speech that many in Montana identify with hunters...

"September 10, 2008
Gallup Daily: McCain 48%, Obama 43%Nine percent undecided in latest averageUSA Election 2008 Gallup Daily Americas Northern America PRINCETON, NJ -- The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update finds John McCain continuing to lead Barack Obama, 48% to 43% among registered voters."

North Carolina PPP (D) McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
National FOX News McCain 45, Obama 42 McCain +3
Montana Rasmussen McCain 53, Obama 42 McCain +11
National Gallup Tracking McCain 48, Obama 43 McCain +5

New announcements coming naming specific earmarks Obama and Biden asked for and received....the tide has turned...


Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

At a more basic level, what is the Harvard Law grad Obama doing trying to be “colloquial”, that is, trying to sound like a good old boy, anyway? He graduated from Harvard Law, and should sound like an Ivy League educated man, not like he’s doing a guest spot on “Hee Haw”. For someone who wants to elevate the political discourse in this country, Obama and Biden sure don't show it. First Obama says that if you believe McCain is an agent of change you are "stupid". Biden calls the historic nomination of Palin as "step backward for women", and now Obama calls Gov. Palin a "PIG". Is this the sort of rhetoric Obama will employ as President? And does he think comments like this will help him reach across the aisle. This man is an embarrassment to the Democratic party. Hillary is still polling at about 15 points over McCain, while Obama is behind (a little). Looks like you chose the wrong horse Democrats (reference to presidential race being a "horse race" not to any resemblance Hillary may have to a horse)

Posted by: Steve | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

AsperGirl, you're in a social class all your own. The lowest one, that is.

Posted by: hijikata.toshizo | September 10, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

aspergirl,

You are clearly out of your mind and/or a shill for the McCain camp. Nobody in their right mind would take such offense at an OLD turn of phrase that wasn't even directed at Palin (the jab was directed at McCain's ridiculous proposition that McCain is suddenly the candidate of "change"). The incessant whining and wolf-crying about sexism on the part of right wing partisans, like you, does NOTHING to help the cause of equality for women. It suggests that we women are nothing but delicate flowers in need of protection from every blow or slight that comes our way. Puleeze!! I sure hope that the McCain camp is paying you well for posting your inane, albeit very lengthy, smears on these boards.

Posted by: seamonkeyavenger | September 10, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Speaking before the Pentecostal church, Palin painted the current war in Iraq as a messianic affair in which the United States could act out the will of the Lord.
"Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God," she exhorted the congregants. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan." Sarah Palin

Now there is a lady that has a real grasp on the situation. And
we are talking about the tiny possibility that she may have been referred to as a pig with lip-stick?. This is what you want for VP? I could think of a few words not nearly so nice. Please!!! Vote Obama and Biden

Posted by: Dave L. | September 10, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Whoever said that Palin wants to be treated as a "man", and that she should thus, "campaign as a man in a man's world"? I mean, the closet sexism of so many so called liberals has been thrust into the living room by the Palin nomination. As far as Obama's comment, it is clear that he was referring to Palin's 'pit bull/lipstick' comment. Sure, he has plausible deniability, but the meaning of the comment was clear from the words themselves. I don't know what his endgame was, but it certainly backfired, as spending 1/30 of the remaining campaign explaining away his comment certainly isn't helping him. Further, his next comment, that you can wrap a fish in newspaper but it still stinks, is also clearly a reference to the opinion of many men that women's vaginas smell like fish, and he was clearly implying that Gov. Palin's vagina smelled bad. Shame on you Obama.

Posted by: Steve | September 10, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Hummm? Republican Woman? They rank high on the
passion list as the "Do Me" types and really low on the
compassion list, you know the "It's all about me" type.
Sarah Palin reminds me of the typical Republican woman,
a half-pint short of compassion for others.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

"Even Mark Halperin at TIME, who's been leaning rather heavily in favor of McCain for months, is fed up with the garbage McCain has been shoveling"

You know, Mark Halperin is a MAN. And a lot of men, left and right, were totally clueless to the coded-words, misogynistic sexually and gender-inappropriate bashing that was unloaded on Hillary Clinton this Spring.

NOW YOU CAN JEER AT MCCAIN

But the women who got angry or offended at how Hillary Clinton was treated are going to agree with him.

John McCain's base now includes women who were offended by Hillary Clinton's treatment, as well as a lot of women who identify with Sarah Palin, who felt slurred by Obama implying she was a pig that smelled like a fish.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

>>Keith wrote: "Oh, cry me a river. I hope people begin the realize the Republicans are incredibly thin skinned"

You obviously don't get it.

Obama isn't running to be director of the local pool hall.

He's running for president and to make his wife first lady.

This stuff may seem funny, or only slightly over the line to you, but for a head-of-state it's like putting a foul-mouthed, South Side Chicago Richard Nixon in the White House.

What is acceptable but off-color bi*ch-slapping humor to SOME middle class people is totally inappropriate for the social class that a president & his first lady.

You people probably still don't realize what's wrong with Michelle Obama going around publicly saying Americans are slobs and cynics.

Barack & Michelle Obama's trashy gaffes are too much. They continue to be so inappropriate for the class of society they pretend they're comfortable with.

If heads of state don't understand the import of their words and don't know how to behave with verbal decency, that's a bad thing.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA HAS A PROBLEM WITH WHITE WOMEN VOTERS -- HE ONLY MADE IT WORSE WITH ALL THE HILLARY-SLAPPING AND HILLARY-SNUBBING

This is a systematic problem for Obama.

"Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Assistant Director Peter A. Brown said the Obama campaign is fooling itself if it discounts the importance of the problem. “This isn’t about Hillary; it’s about Obama’s problem with white women voters,” he said. “Hillary won about 10 million votes from women voters in the Democratic primaries — there are 52 million women voting in the general election.”

more at: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13317_Page2.html

Obama has a history of disrespectful treatment of white women so far this campaign:

About that McCain ticket: “Lipstick on a pig” & "it smells like a fish"

All the woman-bashing sexism that was rampant in the primary season

Dismissing Hillary w/3 am cell phone text message announcing Biden

For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country

America, my grandmother is a "Typical White Person"

Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use objectifying, dehumanizing phrases like "lipstick on a pig" or "smells like a fish" to refer to PEOPLE (or a pair of people, which is what the McCain ticket is). And any man with any class wouldn't refer to a woman that way. It's only the trashy, ghetto or ignorant Obama supporters who don't realize this is either a sleazy sexist slur or a low-class gaffe.

I guess 20 years worshipping in the pews of Trinity Church is enough to wring whatever class he learned at Harvard out of him.

He & Michelle talk like they went to college at Rev. Wright university, complete with his disrespect for white women. Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use "lipstick on a pig" to refer to PEOPLE. Ugh. The South Side Chicago comes out in those two all too often.

What kind of social memes on the treatment of women would the Obamas get familiar with from 20 years of listening to Rev. Wright?

REV. JEREMIAH WRIGHT ON HILLARY cLINTON: SHE AIN'T NEVER BEEN CALLED A NIGGA (LIKE ONE OF OURS?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ-3VG3ush0&feature=related

TOP 20 REV. WRIGHT COMMENTS YOU NEVER SAW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3wh2XT4e8M&feature=related

20 years of social programming and spiritual worship in the activist preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church is enough to deprogram the class out of people who did go to a good college.

Do we need the inappropriate, misogynist-South-Side-Chicago-culture Obamas in the White House as President & First Lady.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain has run nothing but a character assassination campaign against Obama, while in fact, he had said at the beginning of the campaign that it would be run RESPECTFULLY on ISSUES. What a LIAR. Not only is McCain a FRAUD and OPPORTUNIST, especially considering he would rather WIN THIS ELECTION THAN PUT LOVE OF COUNTRY FIRST, but he chose a woman for VP who doesn't have a clue about running this country! And despite being a female, I would never vote for Palin who apparently believes in everything I don't. McCain wants us to believe he is a maverick, but he lost that label long ago when I have watched him vote with Bush most of the time. He believes that the American public is STUPID. Well, I am NOT STUPID and therefore, I will NOT BUY INTO HIS MISINFORMATION [LIES] and they will NOT GET MY VOTE!

Posted by: Disparaged | September 10, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Nixon has a slush fund.

Two reporters--Woodward and Bernstein.


Sarah Plain lets a gallon of milk sour in the fridge.

Six reporters--on a charter plane to Juneau.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Calling a very prominent female governor a pig is not what we want," Swift said, describing Obama's comments as "offensive.
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McCain is a liar and so are his handlers. Obama's comment wasn't even in reference to Palin. To anyone who speaks English, it's clear that Obama was saying that McCain is trying to sell the same disastrous Bush policies as something new and that it's like putting lipstick on a pig to make it pretty.

Even Mark Halperin at TIME, who's been leaning rather heavily in favor of McCain for months, is fed up with the garbage McCain has been shoveling:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesse-lee/54-days-out-the-lowest-da_b_125360.html

Steven Schmidt is McCain's sleaze bag campaign manager and he is the one who's manufacturing McCain's lies for him. Palin is some kind o holier-than-thou fundamentalist, so she should know that Satan is called the "Father of Lies." It looks like the McCain/Palin campaign is being run by Satan's spawn.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Calling a very prominent female governor a pig is not what we want," Swift said, describing Obama's comments as "offensive.
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McCain is a liar and so are his handlers. Obama's comment wasn't even in reference to Palin. To anyone who speaks English, it's clear that Obama was saying that McCain is trying to sell the same disastrous Bush policies as something new and that it's like putting lipstick on a pig to make it pretty.

Even Mark Halperin at TIME, who's been leaning rather heavily in favor of McCain for months, is fed up with the garbage McCain has been shovelin:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesse-lee/54-days-out-the-lowest-da_b_125360.html

Steven Schmidt is McCain's sleaze bag campaign manager, is the one who's manufacturing McCain's lies for him. Palin is some kind o holier-than-thou fundamentalist, so she should know that Satan is called the "Father of Lies." It looks like the McCain/Palin campaign is being run by Satan's spawn.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

When will respectable news organizations say enough is enough and simply stop reporting this kind of trivia? Both campaigns have websites. Let them conduct their personality wars on their own websites. It's not news and it doesn't belong in a major newspaper.

Posted by: pgp | September 10, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

All you home schoolers need to learn a little about the english language.

Posted by: Boston | September 10, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Here's one that Obama should use:

What's the difference between George W. Bush and John McCain: "Lipstick".

McCain version 2008 has no dignity, no shame, and no honor.

Posted by: JP2 | September 10, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin referred to herself as a pitbull with lipstick. Someone changes it to pig and McCain gets offended? If they didn't see this one coming, they are too stupid to run for office. They aren't quite so thin-skinned when talking about their opponents.
I was watching Palin talk yesterday while John was silent, doing 360s and bowing. Man, either he is a great ventriloquist or Palin can actually talk (better than John).
I can see why they keep her under wraps. Her comment about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac becoming so huge and the government was spending taxpayer money to fund them indicates she is not too educated. She obviously doesn't know that these are Corporations, not government entities. That is pretty ignorant.

Posted by: leonard | September 10, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Oh, cry me a river. I hope people begin the realize the Republicans are incredibly thin skinned. They're masters at throwing insults but don't have the backbone to take their own medicine. The difference here is Obama used an analogy about policy differences, the Republicans keep attacking character.

Posted by: Keith | September 10, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

For a good time, Google "Biden" and "Stand up, Chuck."


Team Obama is choking in the 9th inning.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I find it hard to believe, in fact, I think it is nonsence, but I will entertain the possibility. True Democrats are not going to switch to McCain. I strongly admire Hillary Clinton and gave a sizable sum to her campaign, but under no circumstances would I change my ideals and vote for two conservative candidates for another 4 years. Most of us have been hurt by the policies of the Republicans. Besides that, if you really beleive in Hillary Clinton, then do as she is asking and give your support to Obama. Get past your personal emotions and vote to move this country forward. Sarah Palin is a nobody, a bible thumping soccer mom who is incapable of getting us past the same tired issues of gay marriage, abortion, etc. Be honest female Democrats, you know you are on a much higher intellectual level then woman of her type. You would never have someone like Sarah over for coffee with the girls... you know eaxactly what I am saying. Vote Obama and Biden and let us get past failed policies

Posted by: Dave L. | September 10, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I get it. This is street theater, right? Now we know we're not supposed to take McCain & Co. seriously, right? It's all a big joke....because why else would he be wasting our time with such ridiculous fake feminism outrage when there are other things to talk to us about (not AT us, but to us).

Health care, inflation, Iraq, Afghanistan, Fannie Mae..anybody? Anybody? Hello?

I wish McCain and Palin would put down the lipstick and get serious already. Because if this is change we can believe in, hoo boy, are we in trouble.


Posted by: bluedog1 | September 10, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse


If the truth were known, I'd bet the South Chicago community organizer wouldn't be able to tell a pig from a Lincoln Continental.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey, while we're all arguing about this, does anyone know McCain's plan to help education in this country? Or health care or social security? He said something at his convention about changing them but didn't say how. Does anyone care or is any change at all OK? Obama has given details on how he would change those. Or would y'all rather just argue over who called who what?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Under the circumstances, Obama should have the decency to avoid any reference to "lipstick" (since the metaphor was used so effectively at the RNC by Palin). Even if the stupid comment was used "innocently", he should have used better judgment by NOT using the lipstick comment. This just goes to prove Obama does not have good judgement when talking "off the cuff". What would happen if president Obama offended a foreign dignitary with such a stupid comment? He certainly does not have the class to admit he made a gaffe and apologize. Another example of "Not ready to lead"!

Posted by: Kevin | September 10, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse


Aren't pigs particulary reviled in Obama's Muslim religion?


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

The McCain camp is offended. Boy if that doesn't take the cake! Spoiled little republican brats say any lies they want, and everyone is supposed to accept it. But turn around and smack them in the mouth, and they run to tell the teacher.

I WILL give you one thing. Sara does appear to have more balls than most of the republican men. You men failed to learn a valuable schoolyard lesson: Open your big mouth once too often, and someone's going to punch you.

If you don't want splattered with it, don't fling it around.

Posted by: 173rd | September 10, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

What if Falin is a pig in lipstick? What of it? McCain is nothing but nothing but an old hog that not even the butchers want, trying to masquerade a piglet.

Posted by: str8up | September 10, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse


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Odds are that the elitist, pompous, gas bag hussein has never seen either a pig or a pit-bull.

He's going to learn the hard way that there is a difference!

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Posted by: ALEX H. | September 10, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

ENOUGH!!!

I am sick and tired of the pundits (and the media) rambling on and on about made up controversies that distract the voters from focusing on the ISSUES!!!

This election is NOT about Sarah, Barack, John or Joe. This election is about the next 4 years, and who has a better plan for the economy, energy, health care, education and foreign affairs!!!

For eff's sakes Wash Post, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get back to reporting on issues ans stances, and leave this kindergarten nonsense for the supermarket rags!!!!

Posted by: Blue Bear | September 10, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse


"Just words? Don't tell me words don't matter."

--The One We've Been Waiting For, tempting fate


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

No wonder the Republicans want to go after Obama for the bill he sponsored!! They want to end the funding for a program that educates children to combat the REPUBLICAN core constituency - REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES!! IT'S QUITE A LIST!!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PEDOPHILE. VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN!!
46 REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES


* Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

* Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

* Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

* Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty
to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to
anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

* Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10
years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

* Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in
federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

* Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to
three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

* Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom
Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

* Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended
during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after
admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

* Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having
an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

* Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex
parties at the White House during the 1980s.

* Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties
at the White House during the 1980s.

* Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of
having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

* Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of
child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

* Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of
sex crimes involving children.

* Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to
attempted sexual assault on a child.

* Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor
working as a congressional page.

* Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly
Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

* Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with
a 16 year old girl when he was 28.

* Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was
charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

* Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for
distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

* Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"),
was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful
sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the
drug LSD.

* Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with
molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

* Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having
sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after
the allegations were reported in the media.

* Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to
traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a
14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

* Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing
his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

* Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was
sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after
he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

* Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts
of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

* Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to
two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year
old girl.

* Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of
first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

* Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven
felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age
of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

* Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged
with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

* Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to
molesting a male child.

* Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual
assault on a teenage girl.

* Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his
two daughters.

* Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was
convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

* Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded
guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

* Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no
contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

* Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession
of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months
in federal prison and fined $18,000.

* Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state
representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography
was found in his possession.

* Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin
Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex
from boys and girls over the internet.

* Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a
"good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly
having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

* Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for
Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in
the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

* Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas
Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years
in prison.

* Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard
A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old
girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several
grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he
paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women

Posted by: REPUBLICANS LOVE PEDOPHILES! | September 10, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Women will get their revenge on the Obama nuts in the voting booths November 4.

Posted by: John

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"I am John! I speak for the women!!! [aside] shut up woman, I'm speaking for you. No, sit. You don't know what you want to say."

Posted by: Left_of_the_Pyle | September 10, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

"Just words? Don't tell me words don't matter."

--The One We've Been Waiting for, tempting fate

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't care if involves pigs or rotten fish. The McCain Palin ticket stinks no matter what metaphor you choose.

Posted by: Left_of_the_Pyle | September 10, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

I just wonder why the McCain people think of a Gov. Palin when Obama mentions a pig in lipstick. It's clear that isn't what he meant so what's that say about their own secret thoughts?

Posted by: Becky | September 10, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Women will get their revenge on the Obama nuts in the voting booths November 4.

Posted by: John | September 10, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

:: OBAMA: "LIPSTICK ON A PIG" & "SMELLS LIKE A FISH" ::

Obama described the McCain-Palin ticket while mocking the McCain campaign's new "change" message. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to a laughing Ohio audience. "It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink"

It's obvious from the crowd's reaction that they associated the comment with Palin and personally and not some other aspect of McCain's ticket.

Obama: "lipstick on a pig" & "it smells like a fish"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg

This is not an unintended slip -- Joe Biden tried out the same line the day before. It is a crafted message.

In the Muslim religion, Pigs are symbols of that which is filthy, unclean and reviled.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig,"

This one's obvious. If he meant Palin, he would have said "She's still a pig." You don't have to go to Harvard Law to learn that fancy pronoun stuff.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

A piece of sh*t with white hair and a record of being a POW is still a piece of sh*t.
Posted by: The truth | September 10, 2008 12:47 PM
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I don't think the hope and change thing is catching on.

Posted by: Wilfred O'Malley | September 10, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Palin thinks the difference between her and a pit bull is lipstick. No, Sarah, that garish red stain on the pit bull's mouth is not lipstick; it's the blood of an uninsured child.

Posted by: Rob | September 10, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Folks,your taking the bait and hook again.These people are no more qualified to lead this nation than a pig wearing lip-stick.You ignorant people that continue to be taken in by the same lies and continue to vote for these people are the reason this nation is in the serious state it's in!Unfortunitly many blacks will vote for Obama just because he's black and not because of qualifications if any.If you believe that Obama didn't intend to stir things up with his lip-stick comment you are lacking the ability to think.Just look at the blogs.This is all the media and people are talking about,not the 53trillion dollar unfunded liabity,9trillion dollar debt,a border that is still wide open to terrorist,our military that is stritched so thin we can't deal with other threats,insane out of control immigration and more.And are you ,the citizens of this once great nation demanding the people we vote for do what best for this nation, not because of some party afilliation.If "we the people" don't start taking the time to demand they address the problems facing this nation than we're doomed.I've fought for this nation and served the people for 36 years and it's hurting me deeply to see a great nation that stood for so much good be distroyed by a media that imposes itself as the source for determining the election.By self-serving politicions,and by a lazy emotional and ignorant people!I'm just one voice asking for us to take the time to know the facts,not hearsay and demand relentlessly that the people who say they want do what right for this country do so.Folks it's now or never to start thinking with your head not your emotions.

Posted by: dlconst.consult | September 10, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Are pedophiles not PIGS?...

Obama was right! if you put lipsticks on them they might just succeed in abusing younger girls....

Why did Jane Swift not take umbrage about the rotten fish considering that Baracuda is a big fish!

Thank God sensible people can winnow fishes from pigs!

Posted by: Rich | September 10, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Well, that's all theGOP offer, Nonsense after nonsense, Weapon of Mass Distratcion, just divert the focus of the Financial mess, the Mortgage mess, and the enron loophole.

Posted by: Tony | September 10, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

More nuggets from the "Lying Sack of S#!t" Express. The media is finally starting to call them on it.

Posted by: Chuck | September 10, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama is to lipstick as Joe Biden is to the pig.

That's why the dumbell at the top of this ticket should put Hillary on there with him instead.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain's crocodile tears aren't fooling anyone. He wants a diversion from the real problem which is his poor judgmnet in picking Palin. She isn't a pig, she's a gimmick.

Posted by: Kevin Morgan | September 10, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama was NOT speaking about Palin when he made reference to pigs! Makes me think that Palin is all about Palin [just like McShame] and no one or nothing else when she believes this reference was for her benefit.

The sex education ad that McShame is now running is disgusting, disgraceful and a LIE. How many more LIES are we supposed to believe and accept verbatim from McBush and Palin. And when the media (Charles Gibson) does NOT even begin doing its job properly by delving into those LIES while interviewing Palin, I am livid because all media is supposed to let the public know truths about our elected officials among other things. How else are we supposed to learn about issues? No wonder the MSM and print media are losing viewers and subscribers. Stop touting Palin as though she is qualified and start asking the hard questions - JUST LIKE YOU DID TO OBAMA DURING THE PRIMARY!

Posted by: FedUpinVA | September 10, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Talking about my girl... "She's a partner and a soul-mate." --on his vice presidential pick, Sarah Palin, whom he had met only once before offering her the job, "FOX News Sunday" interview, Aug. 31, 2008

"I was looking at the Sturgis schedule, and noticed that you had a beauty pageant, so I encouraged Cindy to compete. I told her [that] with a little luck, she could be the only woman to serve as both the First Lady and Miss Buffalo Chip." --on the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant, which features topless (and occasionally bottomless) contestants, Sturgis, South Dakota, Aug. 4, 2008

"At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you c*nt." -to his wife, Cindy,

"Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father." --at a 1998 Republican fundraiser

"Did you hear the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die? When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, 'Where is that marvelous ape?'" --a joke McCain told during his first Senate race in 1986.

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."—George Bush May 24, 2005


McCain recently added Rove to his payroll... go figure. More of the same lies and propaganda from the republiecans and what a mess that has gotten us into. McCain, a lifetime politician and public servant has had 26 years to "clean up" government... and has failed miserably.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I promise not to call Palin a pig.

Can I call Swift an idiot though?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Usually, when you take offense when no offense was meant, that means instead of resenting the remark, you resemble it.
Maybe the Republicans want Palin to be a pig.

Posted by: Drea | September 10, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I really despise John McCain. He will do anything to distract voters from the real issues. Then again, I don't know why I expect anything else from this horrible excuse for a person. The sad thing is that many voting Americans will believe this ridiculous claim because they are too lazy to research anything for themselves.

Posted by: Liz_B | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Governor Implies Palin's Repeated Use Of 'Community Organizer' Is Another Way Of Saying 'Black'

Don Dahler, CBS

ALBANY ― On Monday, New York Gov. David Paterson angered some state lawmakers by comparing them to vampires, calling them a bunch of "blood suckers."

On Tuesday, he raised eyebrows again, and tempers, by accusing the John McCain campaign of veiled racism.

At the Crain's Business Forum this morning, Paterson drew attention to a phrase used numerous times by speakers at the Republican National Convention to describe Barack Obama's leadership experience: community organizer.

"I think the Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama 'black' in a sense that it would be a negative. But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican Convention – a 'community organizer.' They kept saying it, they kept laughing," he said.

Paterson referred to McCain's running mate Sarah Palin who compared her work experience to Obama's.

"So I suppose a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except with real responsibilities," she said at the convention.

Paterson sees the repeated use of the words "community organizer" as Republican code for "black".

"I think where there are overtones is when there are uses of language that are designed to inhibit other people's progress with a subtle reference to their race," he said.

But the McCain/Palin campaign quickly fired back in a statement, saying: "It is disappointing that Governor Paterson would launch accusations of racism. … Governor Palin's remarks about Barack Obama's work as a community organizer was in response to the Obama campaign's belittling of her executive experience."

Team Obama is choking in the 9th inning.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

How bad would an unscripted Obama be if he got elected & didn't have his team of speechwriters and teleprompters around him all day?

THINK GUTTER-TRASH-TALKING RICHARD NIXON FROM SOUTH SIDE CHICAG0.

Guess 20 years worshipping in the pews of Trinity Church is enough to wring whatever class he learned at Harvard out of him.

He & Michelle talk like he went to college at Rev. Wright university, complete with his disrespect for white women.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Attaway Aspergirl... keep saying it and maybe it will become true... when pigs will fly.

And no, I'm not talking about the Palin campaign plane.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

As usual the Republicans are spinning things once again. After years of this have we not had enough of their style politics?
Sarah Palin is a joke by any standard. This is not because she is a woman, but I certainly don't want some bible thumping, self-rightous, inexperienced soccer mom a heartbeat away from becoming president and if you disagree then you must have personal issues beyong the future of this nation. Nobody could possibly think that this country has advanced under Republican rule or will with McCain and Palin the two poster children for failed policies.

Posted by: Dave L. | September 10, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Hey Karl Rove, I've got another suggestion for your playbook: See, when Palin made her "pitbull with lipstick" comment, she was actually talking about hockey moms. So Obama wasn't just bashing Palin, he has actually insulted hockey moms everywhere by calling them all pigs! Is that the kind of leader we want in our country, someone who endears himself to hockey mothers to their face and then goes behind their back and calls them "pigs" when they're not listening? USA! USA! USA! USA!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Things Republicans don't understand:

- Lipstick on a Pig

- Fist Bumps

- "Silver Rings" have holes in them; condoms don't

- TV cameras actually record what you say and can play it back later when you change your tune

- If being Governor of a state in close proximity to a foreign country and running budgets when the states economy are sound qualified you to run the country, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now.

- God doesn't like it when you lie

- It's possible to have been a POW and still be a corrupt and dangerous presidential candidate who cheated on and left his handicapped wife so he could remarry rich

- It's not patriotic to support secession

- Macroeconomics

This is what homeschooling does to people!!! It's fine if they want to do it, but we don't need to put taxpayer money towards the dumbing down of America. Vote Dem in '08!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

No wonder the Republicans want to go after Obama for the bill he sponsored!! They want to end the funding for a program that educates children to combat the REPUBLICAN core constituency - REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES!! IT'S QUITE A LIST!!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PEDOPHILE. VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN!!
46 REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES


* Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

* Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

* Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

* Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty
to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to
anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

* Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10
years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

* Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in
federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

* Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to
three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

* Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom
Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

* Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended
during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after
admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

* Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having
an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

* Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex
parties at the White House during the 1980s.

* Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties
at the White House during the 1980s.

* Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of
having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

* Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of
child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

* Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of
sex crimes involving children.

* Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to
attempted sexual assault on a child.

* Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor
working as a congressional page.

* Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly
Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

* Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with
a 16 year old girl when he was 28.

* Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was
charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

* Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for
distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

* Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"),
was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful
sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the
drug LSD.

* Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with
molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

* Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having
sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after
the allegations were reported in the media.

* Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to
traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a
14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

* Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing
his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

* Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was
sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after
he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

* Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts
of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

* Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to
two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year
old girl.

* Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of
first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

* Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven
felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age
of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

* Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged
with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

* Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to
molesting a male child.

* Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual
assault on a teenage girl.

* Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his
two daughters.

* Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was
convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

* Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded
guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

* Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no
contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

* Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession
of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months
in federal prison and fined $18,000.

* Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state
representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography
was found in his possession.

* Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin
Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex
from boys and girls over the internet.

* Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a
"good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly
having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

* Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for
Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in
the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

* Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas
Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years
in prison.

* Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard
A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old
girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several
grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he
paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women

Posted by: REPUBLICANS LOVE PEDOPHILES | September 10, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Worked a bit with Logicalsolution's list:

MORE MISSTEPS FROM THE "INAPPROPRIATE OBAMAS"

The McCain ticket: “Lipstick on a pig” & "it stinks like a fish"

Dismissing Hillary w/3 am cell phone text message announcing Biden

For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country

America, my grandmother is a "Typical White Person"

Small town America: bitter and cling to religion and guns and antipathy toward people unlike themselves

Surge was not a success (we lost the war)

Having an opinion about when a baby acquires rights: above my pay grade says "Constitutional Law Lecturer" Obama

On Iran: a tiny country that cannot hurt us

Behold the Obama Presidential Seal on my podium

I'll stop poverty, still rising seas, heal planet, redeem America from its ignorance

The Republicans are going to tell you not to vote for me because I don't look like the presidents on the dollar bills

The Republicans are going to tell you that I'm a Muslim

Americans: cynical, lazy, slobs, downright mean

Germans, I apologize for America

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

A piece of sh*t with white hair and a record of being a POW is still a piece of sh*t.

Posted by: The truth | September 10, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Well it may be a common phrase but it was definitely meant towards Palin giving the Timing of the whole thing…and when he said that comment, the crowd knew EXACTLY what he was talking about…they all broke out in laughter and cheered and clapped. Did you hear that same reaction when McCain said that comment? No b/c it was Not A Real Attack Against Hillary or a Women. McCain was really talking about Policy But when Barack Said it; it was Very Clear that It Was Aimed At Palin!!! you know I really liked Obama when he first started campaigning...I did Not see color, gender or anything, just him as a person…however, the more we get to know him…well, you find out he got that nice afro American woman kicked off the ballot for re-election in Chicago…then we find out he went to a church that hates white people for 20 years…then he made jokes (sexist and racist) about Hillary and Bill...He even called is own Grandmother, “A Typical White Woman” What does that mean??? Now he called Palin A PIG!! Now he says, “oh no it wasn’t meant towards Palin, it is just a phrase.” There is No Way To White Wash This One Obama Camp, No Pun Intended!!!!!!!!!

Another Lost Democrat Going Republican for the First Time
McCain/Palin 08
Hillary 2012!!!

Posted by: Tiffany | September 10, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

why are conservatives constantly LOOKING for something to be offended by?

Posted by: mike_nimzo | September 10, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

The GOP have to distract you with something, because if we ever start looking at McCain-Palin's real records, real ethics, and actual policies they plan to implement, they wouldn't be nearly so popular in the polls right now.

Fortunately for them, Americans seem to care more about blowing a common turn of phrase out of all proportion rather than about the policies that might have an effect on them. If the policies are bad, maybe they deserve what they get.

Posted by: Katie | September 10, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Why is The Post even reporting this "story"? The reason why campaigns inevitably stoop to this childish level of name calling is because they know news organizations will run it. The Post is complicit in the dumbing down of America. Congrats!

Posted by: Kendall | September 10, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Take a very close look my fellow citizens. Is this what we want for leadership? What we need is term limits! Let's elect our choices and have them go do the job and not concentrate on re-election. Career politicians don't cut it....they milk it.

Posted by: berniem | September 10, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

No wonder the Republicans want to go after Obama for the bill he sponsored!! They want to end the funding for a program that goes after their core constituency - REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES!! IT'S QUITE A LIST!!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PEDOPHILE. VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN!!
46 REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES


* Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

* Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

* Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

* Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty
to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to
anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

* Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10
years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

* Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in
federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

* Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to
three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

* Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom
Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

* Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended
during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after
admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

* Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having
an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

* Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex
parties at the White House during the 1980s.

* Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties
at the White House during the 1980s.

* Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of
having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

* Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of
child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

* Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of
sex crimes involving children.

* Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to
attempted sexual assault on a child.

* Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor
working as a congressional page.

* Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly
Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

* Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with
a 16 year old girl when he was 28.

* Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was
charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

* Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for
distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

* Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"),
was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful
sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the
drug LSD.

* Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with
molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

* Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having
sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after
the allegations were reported in the media.

* Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to
traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a
14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

* Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing
his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

* Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was
sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after
he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

* Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts
of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

* Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to
two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year
old girl.

* Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of
first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

* Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven
felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age
of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

* Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged
with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

* Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to
molesting a male child.

* Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual
assault on a teenage girl.

* Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his
two daughters.

* Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was
convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

* Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded
guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

* Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no
contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

* Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession
of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months
in federal prison and fined $18,000.

* Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state
representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography
was found in his possession.

* Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin
Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex
from boys and girls over the internet.

* Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a
"good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly
having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

* Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for
Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in
the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

* Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas
Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years
in prison.

* Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard
A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old
girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several
grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he
paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women

Posted by: REPUBLICANS LOVE PEDOPHILES!! | September 10, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Hey Karl Rove, I've got another suggestion for your playbook: See, when Palin made her "pitbull with lipstick" comment, she was actually talking about hockey moms. So Obama wasn't just bashing Palin, he has actually insulted hockey moms everywhere by calling them all pigs! Is that the kind of leader we want in our country, someone who endears himself to hockey mothers to their face and then goes behind their back and calls them "pigs" when they're not listening? USA! USA! USA! USA!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama just doesn't realize he made a serious miscalculation by not picking Hillary Clinton for VP. McCain made a brilliant move by choosing a woman governor as VP pick -- not only does that show McCain is a progressive it might very well pose Palin for President in 2012. Obama was just out maneuvered by experience -- something he sorely lacks.

Posted by: Davetser | September 10, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

What is it about female presidential/vp candidates and these hairstyles? Hillary and her mullet and Palin with her early 90s do? Don't they have image consultants. As far as the pig comment, I don't think Obama was speaking of her - but she definitely is pigheaded, knows-it-all, yet in reality knows nothing. Same category as Bush, Cheney, McCain, Limbaugh, and so on...

Posted by: It's the Truth | September 10, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans have nothing to say about the issues so the make issues out of nothing.

Posted by: Madeleine | September 10, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

This is just insane. Frankly, no matter what the Obama campaign says, the McCain campaign will call it sexist - even if it has nothing to do with Sarah Palin. They have found a winning political issue because the media love the fake controversy.

Check out stopsarahpalin.blogspot.com for a discussion only of the *facts* about Gov. Palin. No spin, no smears, no family attacks.

The truth speaks for itself.

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Arny- Obama and Biden voted FOR those earmarks! They were FOR them BEFORE THEY WERE FOR THEM They asked for over a BILLION
Dollars in earmarks over the past 3 yrs- what animal does that make Obama and Biden in your fable Arny? Simple Arny-
Governors ASK for earmarks
Senators ASK FOR and GRANT earmarks-
Your 2 Senator candidates are hippocrits
(sic) by the way Arny- McCain doesn't ask for them.

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse


What I find hilarious is that the only problem they had with Obama's attack, was the 'lipstick on a pig' comment!

I guess McCain-Palin admit that they would be a third Bush term. HA HA HA!

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Posted by: el_barto | September 10, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why you think this is funny. Because the program was actually designed to teach children about pedophiles. Given all the pedophiles that are republicans, I can see why they would make of Obama's bill. They would rather see little children get raped and sexually abused so that they can have campaign fodder.

Posted by: Republicans LOVE PEDOPHILES


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You..are..an..idiot. A..blind..Obama..fool.

Inappropriate touching and sexual abuse was an afterthought.


When Obama's campaign was asked by ABC News to explain what kind of sex education Obama considers "age appropriate" for kindergarteners, the Obama campaign pointed to an Oct. 6, 2004 story from the Daily Herald in which Obama had "moved to clarify" in his Senate campaign that he "does not support teaching explicit sex education to children in kindergarten. . .

The legislation in question was a state Senate measure last year that aimed to update Illinois' sex education standards with 'medically accurate' information . . . 'Nobody's suggesting that kindergartners are going to be getting information about sex in the way that we think about it,' Obama said. 'If they ask a teacher 'where do babies come from,' that providing information that the fact is that it's not a stork is probably not an unhealthy thing. Although again, that's going to be determined on a case by case basis by local communities and local school boards.'"

In addition to local schools informing kindergarteners that babies do not come from the stork, the state legislation Obama supported in Illinois, which contained an "opt out" provision for parents, also envisioned teaching kindergarteners about "inappropriate touching," according to Obama's presidential campaign.

Despite Obama's support, the legislation was not enacted.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

You've really done it this time Barack, a direct insult to the swine species of this world. You should apologize immediately, or possibly as soon as Palin apologizes for insulting the pit bull species.

Posted by: motiv8ed | September 10, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Asper Girl,

I believe Bush is the one who molested Merkel, you remember trying to give her a shoulder rub for all to see. Sorry as much as you want Obama to be Dubya, no chance. Obama thinks for himself, unlike Dubya..

Posted by: American First | September 10, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Some advice from Governor Palin to Hillary Clinton:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA15XU23kEc

Posted by: David Blackburn | September 10, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

The GOP has the ability to put more spin on things than a curve-ball. Palin likened herself to a vicious dog, with the difference between the two, lipstick. And the McCain camp, FOX news, along with a few others go berserk. Sexism comes into play...
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
Be sure Obama doesn't call McCain "Old fish paper". Oh heavens no! Old fish paper means you're an unpatriotic, terrorist, racist communist who hates America....
Give me a break.
Could you imagine if Obama said the only thing difference between Palin and a pitbull is lipstick.

McOldfishpaper/Pig(pitbull)08
get real!

Posted by: R.U. serious | September 10, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

AsperGirl, anyone who has an IQ would be familiar with lipstick. It's just a cover-up to natural beauty that will wash off. Believe me the facts are there and if you never used it stop whining.

Posted by: glenn | September 10, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

The sad truth is this is what the American voter wants. Don't confuse them with issues and facts, they want to see a good mud wrestle. That way they can cry about the state of politics in America, and shift the blame to politicians instead of taking the blame themselves.

Posted by: Gasmonkey | September 10, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I get it. What the Republicans are trying to inform us, I suppose, is that Palin didn't wear lipstick before she was picked. Duh!
Anonymous - LOL LOL LOL

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

While I'm at it, I'd like to ask: Why does McCain hate America? Clearly he does. If he actually loved America, he'd be wearing an American flag lapel pin.

Posted by: How dumb is the right? | September 10, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I would like to thank my Friend and fellow Republican John McCain for his latest attack ad against Sen. Obama in which he accuses him of funding sex education for kindergardners. What the bill funded was education programs to teach children how to identify and respond to sexual predators.

I find such programs dispicable, as they make it harder for me and my fellow Republicans to cruise for young boys at the local elementary and high schools. I hope you are all as outraged as me and demand that funding for these anti-pedophile programs be stopped. The government should not be funding these programs and make it harder for people like me and my Republican colleagues to express our love for children as we see fit.

As a God fearing Christian that enjoys the love of small boys, I find Obama offensive.

Please make sure that government programs designed to protect our children are cut out, so please vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Thank you and God Bless

Rep. Mark Foley, Republican from Florida

Posted by: Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) | September 10, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Obama has discovered his inner Reverend Wright.

Posted by: theduke | September 10, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Sen. John McCain has proved himself to be unqualified and incapable of effectively leading the United States of America into the future by, among other things, his reckless, irresponsible, impulsive, and dangerous judgment in picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. Sarah Palin is a minor distraction not even worthy of discussion. However, Sen. John McCain has shown his contempt for the intelligence of the American people by making this unequivocally cynical decision to use an unknown, untested, and corrupt, serial liar like Sarah Palin to deceive voters into believing he stands for change. Sen. John McCain also disgraced himself by demonstrating a lack of courage in his choice of Sarah Palin at the last moment over much more qualified Republican men and women simply because she appeals to the base of the Republican Party, a group of voters he was going to lose. What Sen. John McCain doesn't understand is that by appeasing the extreme right wing of the Republican Party, he is going to lose the voters that really count, i.e., moderate and independent voters, and, in doing so, certainly lose the election. Obama/Biden 2008!!!

Posted by: caliguy55 | September 10, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Considering the amount of earmarks she's obtained for Alaska and that town she was mayor of, I think she's more of a hippopotamus.

Posted by: Arny | September 10, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Sewage,
The spill of reporting the facts are still heading to the cemetery when an interview is cancelled by McCain or CNN.
How can you say anything good about your polls, when your meetings are denied? Please help us understand the roll of the media or GOP.

Posted by: glenn | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

AsperGirl: Gawd, anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use "lipstick on a pig" to refer to people (or in this case the McCain-Palin ticket).
AsperGirl, anyone who has an IQ above 100 and who is familiar with the VERY popuplar "lipstick on a pig" phrase would know he wasn't using it to refer to PEOPLE. But then again, if anything proves that many American voters have an IQ below 100, this is it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

John McCain’s a Republican Patriot? Yea. Right.

When I was a Republican, pre-2003, we would not have tolerated someone who…

-Voted in lockstep with a President who took the Federal Debt from $5.7 Trillion to $9.5 trillion, in 8 years. (darn liberals!) (PS. It’s $11 bill when you count the nationalization of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.) Nationalized? Like France? But isn’t that socialism? Yup.

-Says “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,”

-Did not mention, not once, the extremely dangerous deficit in his Convention speech. What happened to Gramm-Rudman? Times have changed huh? The greatest threat to our nation did not get mentioned? Did the Wall Street Journal note as much? Did they notice who McCain’s economic advisor was? Gramm. The hypocrisy meter just exploded.)

-Voted to pursue the ‘debacle by choice’ of an Iraq War while Bin Laden and Zawahari continue to mock us from Afghanistan. ( 5.5 years, 1 tril, 4200 dead, Iran emboldened, and no surge parade?)

-Supported Bush’s efforts to hide the fact that he was standing on the wall when the nation got attacked. The Repubs let us down as low as we could go! National Security? Please.

-Supported a President who squandered 232 years of good will. Who wants to buy American stuff? No one. Obama puts the USA right back at the top of the heap. Do we want to lead the world, or be hated by it?

-Claims State ownership over my wife and daughter’s womb. (and we fought the Cold War because….?)

-Reneged on his pledge to remove the language in the Republican platform that demands my wife carry and birth a rapists’ child. (Fascist liar-that’s freedom?)

-Is an adulterer, having divorced his wife after a disfiguring car accident. (Oh my god. He’s one mean ‘maverick.’) What’s odd is that Palin’s ‘literal’ bible says we should stone him to death.

-Supported a President who used fear against the American people. (‘the only thing to fear is fear itself’ being what a real Patriot would say. )

-Gave up on whatever last principle he had in order to get elected. Country First? Please. Do we look that stupid? Do you really think that your base is that stupid?

--Whose VP has no experience after saying that ‘experience was the most important thing.’

-Called his 2nd wife a c*nt in public for joking about this hair.

-Roughly pushes ladies in wheelchairs when they displease him

-Has written extensively about his temper tantrums and rash decisions. (unstable)

-Chose someone who had met only once to be a heartbeat from the Presidency.

-Called the religious right agents of intolerance. Only to pandered to them in 2008, in a move that re-ignited the culture war in our nation. He’s not only willing to give up his most base principles, he is willing to declare civil war on his own nation in order to win.

John McCain ain’t no Patriot in the sense of loving his country more than he loves power, nope, he’s a Patriot in that’ last refuge of a scoundrel’ kind of way. What’s weird is that Republican’s like him at all. He’s not conservative. He’s a contortionist.

The problem being that the country can’t survive another 4 years of the Repubs duping the world. We went from 5.7 trillion in debt to 11 trillion in eight years. The Repubs have given way the shop, socialists to the core, like it or not. Ad to the Middle Class? Wow, I can’t believe for one second that anyone would vote for McCain. Unless they do.

Unless he wins. At which point the country will have made it’s choice. They will have chosen to continue down the path of recklessness. And our country will be a third world nation by 2020. Socialized, and fascistized, by Republicans of all things!

Can anyone of you Republicans explain why McCain did not mention our country’s gravest threat in his convention speech? The word debt and deficit never came up. Not once. This while Gramm, of the Gramm-Rudman balance budget amendment fame, McCain’s economic advisor, just sat there? Patriots? Traitors are more like it. When irresponsibility reaches that level, it’s plain reckless, which is criminal,. Which makes McCain a traitor as far as old Repubs go. He can tell his POW sob story till the cows come home, his record seems to indicate that he was simply a failed pilot. And he’s way past the limit when it comes to milking one’s own sad tale for personal gain. Toughen up Johnnie, stop whining about how you got captured by the enemy. Sheesh, John Wayne never would have gotten captured.

Posted by: Rob L. | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

It sound more like a comment about government
pork than anything else.

Posted by: Olive | September 10, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

This is right up there with the "Terrorist Fist Jab," which is now what now what half the country has started calling a fist bump in order to make fun of the right.

Now whenever somebody tries to dress up a failed policy as something new, I will say "Well, you can put lipstick on Sarah Palin, but she's still Sarah Palin."

Posted by: How dumb is the right? | September 10, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama has done nothing ?
Posted by: HKY virginia

Well, he introduced a bill in the state senate to provide comprehensive sex education for kindygartners.

I'm sure that's going to be a big hit with the folks out in Hee-Haw country..

LMAO!!


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM

I know why you think this is funny. Because the program was actually designed to teach children about pedophiles. Given all the pedophiles that are republicans, I can see why they would make of Obama's bill. They would rather see little children get raped and sexually abused so that they can have campaign fodder.

Posted by: Republicans LOVE PEDOPHILES | September 10, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Gawd, anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use "lipstick on a pig" to refer to people (or in this case the McCain-Palin ticket).

Obama better take his speechwriters and teleprompter to state dinners & summit meetings if he's elected.

Can't go around calling Angele Merkel a "Ho" or fist-bumping Sarkhozy.

Disgusting and inappropriate. Latest in a long string of gaffes from a pair of 20-year Trinity Church members.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Sierra at 12:03 wrote: For me, I take great pride when men are reduced to attacking my gender. That means they find no fault with my work or how I do business. It means I am a real threat to them and/or their job.

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Well, that describes Obama perfectly. He's threatened by Palin's charisma so he called her a "pig."

If you're okay with that, fine. I know my wife, who is a succesful corporate executive, would take strong exception to a remark like and make sure the jerk lost his job.

Posted by: theduke | September 10, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I get it. What the Republicans are trying to inform us, I suppose, is that Palin didn't wear lipstick before she was picked. Duh. ????

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

My god,the american electorate really does have the IQ of a rock. What a laughing stock the US has become. It would be sad if it weren't so funny.
No need to worry about terrorists, the gop is doing everything necessary to bring the US to it's knees.

Posted by: pj54 | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I would like to thank my Friend and fellow Republican John McCain for his latest attack ad against Sen. Obama in which he accuses him of funding sex education for kindergardners. What the bill funded was education programs to teach children how to identify and respond to sexual predators.

I find such programs dispicable, as they make it harder for me and my fellow Republicans to cruise for young boys at the local elementary and high schools. I hope you are all as outraged as me and demand that funding for these anti-pedophile programs be stopped. The government should not be funding these programs and make it harder for people like me and my Republican colleagues to express our love for children as we see fit.

As a God fearing Christian that enjoys the love of small boys, I find Obama offensive.

Please make sure that government programs designed to protect our children are cut out, so please vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Thank you and God Bless

Rep. Mark Foley, Republican from Florida

Posted by: Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

From Obama's lips to your ears:

I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and Swift Boat politics. Enough is enough."

"We've got an energy crisis," Obama said ... "We have an education system that is not working for too many of our children and making us less competitive. We have an economy that is creating hardship for families all across America. We've got two wars going on, veterans coming home not being cared for -- and this is what they want to talk about.

"You know who ends up losing at the end of the day? It's not the Democratic candidate. It's not the Republican candidate. It's you, the American people. Because then we go another year, or another four years or another eight years without addressing the issues that matter to you."

Wow! a coherent, logical statement by a politician! Now that's a change!

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

It is dishartening to see how many people of this great Nation do actually share the same values with Sarah Palin. She doesn't believe in the women reproductive rights, she is a Creationist, she kills animals for fun and signed a law that allow to shoot the beautiful wolves from a plane, (very sportmanlike conduct)so that she can kill more caribous, suited the American Governement over the protection act for polar bears, wants to censor books,says that the Iraq war was God plan, compare herself to a vicious dog.
Europe is now the only hope for Humanity!

Posted by: European | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama has done nothing ?
Posted by: HKY virginia


Well, he introduced a bill in the state senate to provide comprehensive sex education for kindygartners.

I'm sure that's going to be a big hit with the folks out in Hee-Haw country..

LMAO!!


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain-Palin : Thugs with phony outrage.

The McCain-Palin ticket is in itelf an insult and outrage on American electorate.

Posted by: Bob | September 10, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Are all Republicans the freaking stupid? How do you get to this point in politics and not know what "lipstick on a pig" means.

Lipstick on a pig. Kiss the pig. Pork barrel. All good porcine political sayings and none of them personally insulting.

If assumption is good enough for Gov. Swift, it's good enough for me: I assume that Gov. Swift is either not so swift or just intellectually dishonest. So which is it? Idiot or jack---?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

The Repubs have been thriving on Sarah Palin's well orchestrated Victimhood.

So what's to stop them from trying to milking Piggate?

The fact that it's transparent and backlashable? Yup.

They've victimized themselves a whine too far.

They had a good meme going, gathering up all the gals who thought she was being unfairly attacked, but now they've exposed themselves. So now what do they have?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I just wonder what Obama, the left, and the media would think if someone would say (you can put a monkey in a suit, but it's still a monkey.)

Posted by: TBK | September 10, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

vic,

Palin is the governor of a state that gets more per person tax-payer handouts than any other state in the country. Alaska is about as close to a socialist state as there is.

If you have a problem with socialism, at least be consistent.

Posted by: JP2 | September 10, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

The CNN polls,
Can somebody educate these folks about asking questions to the general public. These jokers are still going out there talking about Obama religion. Can these jokers ask the questions, 1)are you aware of McCain plans: 2)how will he do it: 3) when is the troops coming home. A simple strategy that will help people make a good choice.Please see the two convention.

Posted by: glenn | September 10, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I AM DISGUSTED! It is so obvious that Palin is playing the gender card here. A precursory look at the actual context of Obama's statement will tell a sixth-grader that he was talking about McCain's policies! What an absolutely disgustingly cynical bunch of manipulative jerks the Republicans have become. And to think I ever actually considered voting for them.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

MORE MISSTEPS FROM THE UNSCRIPTED, TRASHY & "INAPPROPRIATE OBAMAS"

-- McCain ticket: “Lipstick on a pig” & "it stinks like a fish"

-- Dismissing Hillary w/3 am cell phone text message announcing Biden

-- Bitter and cling to religion and guns and antipathy toward people unlike themselves

-- For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country

-- Surge was not a success, we lost the war

-- When a baby acquires rights is above my pay grade says "Constitutional Law Lecturer" Obama

-- "Typical White Person"

-- Iran is a small country that cannot hurt us

-- Apologizing for America to Germans

-- Obama Presidential Seal

-- Will stop poverty, still rising seas, heal planet, redeem America from its ignorance

-- the Republicans are going to tell you not to vote for me because I don't look like the presidents on the dollar bills

-- the Republicans are going to tell you that I'm a Muslim

-- Americans are cynical, lazy, slobs, downright mean

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse


Palin only has herself to blame. She started this rhetoric with her feverish hyped up acceptance speech by introducing herself as a lipstick wearing soccer mom and comparing that role with a pit bull. The whole campaign is degenerating to her hokey level and losing dignity at an alarming rate. Wake up America, this is the greatest country in the world and we are behaving like high school kids over this woman who clearly has little to offer apart from a very glitzy packaging . When the wrappings disappear I doubt we will see the person she is trying to project onto us. Pray by then it will not be too late. It is truly embarrassing to watch this dual puppet performance with Palin shouting and bobbing and McCain awkwardly standing nearby like the tongue tied lovelorn who has won the prom queen , alternating between circling, waving and nodding. It is embarrassing also to watch Obama shuffling around like a little kid who has been told it is not nice to hit back at a taunting girls. One would say to him, " Obama, my friend, you are the one running for President so buckle up firmly there in the driver's seat and take control".

Posted by: elizabeth6 | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

GOTO www.HillaryClintonForum.net to experience the major flare up in linking sexism, Rev. Wright and his 'spiritual advice' to Obama.

get back to issues...sure; but REV. WRIGHT taught you that when you lose on issues with weak arguments, you pull out the insults based on gender, race, etc.

Posted by: COMMONCENTS | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

It seriously becomes so tiresome... how people honestly can believe Palin has THE experience, basically you are downgrading the position of a VP or president. It can be done by any hockey mom... Obama has done nothing ? tell that to all the teachers in the US, or the community workers... or the people who are trying to get in Harvard and become president of the Review ?

No one gets to do this by doing NOTHING... it takes continuously work, intelligence and commitment.... like Tiger Woods...

She studied journalism .... she knows squad zero about the law or politics in washington.

Posted by: HKY virginia | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

McCain used the phrase three times. It was a reference by him and by Obama to the phony change brought by the Republicans. They don't want to campaign on issues so they will bring up something that the light weights in the media will look on as news which isn't.

Posted by: ejgallagher1 | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Unless McCain has a cognitive problem we don't know about he has to know this attack is absolutely crazy. The only thing worse is the is the media talking about it as though it were important.

Posted by: Terry Gloege (Kansas) | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a Messiah of hate, his type of "change" is to turn USA into socialist USA with lot of handouts and big Govt, rob "Peter to pay Paul".

Those who clamor for change should got get a job, if its bad in one area, move to another where jobs are plentiful.
Even in the Current WOrlwide Economic downturn-- America is still the better off place to live and work compared to other countries.

Like JFK once said " Ask not what your country can do for you, Ask what you....."
Count your blessings!

Posted by: vic | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

It's an old Spanish saying...if someone took it personal then that someone is dumber than a rock.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

McCain-Palin think Americans are stupid.

We know that the GOP base -- Bush's base -- are guillible dupes.

The question is: Will voters be played for suckers by these immoral liars three times in a row?

Posted by: JP2 | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

a bit of a reach. the GOP wants to be indignant so bad!

Posted by: blockhead | September 10, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I am a Mccain supporter. I do not believe Obama was personally calling Palin a pig. That being said, there will still be a backlash, and Obama will wish he had chosen his words more carefully. He is either really smart knowing he could jab and cover his butt, or really stupid. I tend to think it was a little of both.

Posted by: Truth | September 10, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about what the neoKKKon right wing low lifes say Obama called that low-class back-stabbing skank. He is above that. However, the shoe does seem to fit her very well. What a pig.

Posted by: Dan | September 10, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

The much-scripted Obama did it again. He has shown his poor judgement time and again throughout his life, i.e. Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, community organizing for ACORN, an as far to the left organization that you can find, and now the obvious incinuation of calling Sarah Palin a pig. He has not accomplished anything in his political life but believes that he can be POTUS. We are not stupid, although he thinks we are. Come Election Day, John McCain and Sarah Palin, an accomplished team with a vaible history of caring about people, will become the next President and VP of the US.

Posted by: SteveP. | September 10, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

The longer the campaign goes, the deeper Obama digs the hole. What a trash mouth. Keep insulting women, Obama. You insulted 18 million of them when you kicked HRC to the curb. Let's see if you can't alienate the rest.

What a dummy!

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | September 10, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama's gacking this thing. Large.

He's already lost the white Catholic vote. By a big margin.

Now, he's starting to lose the white women vote.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Looks like poor poor Sarah is a pit bull when dishing it out but turns into a toy poodle when she has to take it.

Posted by: Tom | September 10, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I wonder who "the old fish in a paper" is?

Posted by: prosha | September 10, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama basically called all hockey Moms a pig when h used that comment. Did you hear the crowd when he said it? He didn't even attempt to back-step and chide the crowd for their obvious outburst. He is a sickening, pathetic individual and will stoop to anything to achieve his self-serving ways, esepcially since he has lost so much ground in the last week. When are you people going to open your eyes and see that he is just interested in padding his resume and that he really doesn't give a rip about you? Come November 4th, he will find out about the wrath of the women he has belittled along the way during this campaign season.

Posted by: Jaye | September 10, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

"So if McCain's new stump speech includes the line "You have to call a spade a spade" (it)is OK with you and all other Democrats? Afterall, it's Shakespeare, how could he mean anything by it in this campaign.. right?"

BEST COMMENT OF THE DAY 2 THUMBS UP

Posted by: Jeffrey | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Here it is again -- either Mr. Obama is severely infected with bad judgement or he is simply totally clueless. Neither characteristics being desirable in a presidential candidate. Unfortunately, he is plagued by similar instances. His desparation is mounting and it shows. Definitely NOT the person we want answering the "Code Red" phone at 3:00 A.M.

***Patria Primitus***

McCain/Palin - PROVEN ethics, leadership, experience and judgement to work for the American people to do what's needed, right and just to keep America strong, secure and prosperous for ALL.

Posted by: mr_wizard | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Yet again, Obama the Fraud has used his trademark sly trick of backhanding an "-ism" into his campaign, all the while widening his eyes ever so disingenuously and exclaiming, "Who, me? Why, little ol'' me would never say anything like that. YOU''RE the ones bringing this appalling sexism into the election." What sensible American even falls for that tactic anymore? Hey, Fraud, if you want to be a vicious sexist, have the b@lls to come right out and own your sexism. And what''s with his juvenile assumption that he somehow has "dibs" on the idea of change, which he has talked and talked and talked about, but which he has NEVER ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED, EVER? He has DONE NOTHING, except give prepared speeches from teleprompters and sleaze his way through a career sadly lacking any substance. Again, what sensible American would fall for this, again? Only his silly worshipers still believe in his words and words and yet more words, because they simply can''t let themselves see the truth of his emptiness.

Posted by: Griffin | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

The big insult was on Aug 29th when McCain choose a woman to do his dirty politics. They are well known to talk without a form of wisdom. So look again did mccain slew abel.

Posted by: glenn | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Sen. John McCain has proved himself to be unqualified and incapable of effectively leading the United States of America into the future by, among other things, his reckless, irresponsible, impulsive, and dangerous judgment in picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. Sarah Palin is a minor distraction not even worthy of discussion. However, Sen. John McCain has shown his contempt for the intelligence of the American people by making this unequivocally cynical decision to use an unknown, untested, and corrupt, serial liar like Sarah Palin to deceive voters into believing he stands for change. Sen. John McCain also disgraced himself by demonstrating a lack of courage in his choice of Sarah Palin at the last moment over much more qualified Republican men and women simply because she appeals to the base of the Republican Party, a group of voters he was going to lose. What Sen. John McCain doesn't understand is that by appeasing the extreme right wing of the Republican Party, he is going to lose the voters that really count, i.e., moderate and independent voters, and, in doing so, certainly lose the election. Obama/Biden 2008!!!

Posted by: caliguy55 | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Do we really need to put a candidate in office that takes umbrage at every utterance, deliberately misconstruing and downright lying about every little thing? I think not!
Just imagine how he would work with other world leaders.
This is just another McCain ploy to take attention away from his not having anything tangible to present in why we should vote for him.
I think McCain should apologize to Palin for assuming she is the pig.

Posted by: Katty | September 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

CommonCents at 11:53: I took the "old fish" to be a sleazy shot at McCain's age. It also brings to mind Dukakis' blunder in 1988 when he characterized Bush by saying, "The fish rots from the head on back."

Major blunder. White women are seething right now. A lot of those Hillary voters who were going to support the Dem ticket are going elsewhere. You don't call a woman a "pig" in politics. And if he truly didn't mean it the way it's being interpreted, then he's too stupid to be President.

My sense is that he knew exactly what he was doing and somehow thought he could start some kind of nonsensical debate over intent and steal back the spotlight from McCain/Palin.

Incredibly stupid miscalculation.

Posted by: theduke: | September 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

A pig is a pig is a pig by any other name is Sarah Palin. Get her out in front of the real press and let's find out about the real porker. Until we hear what she has to say, how we can think that she is anything but a superficial entertainer who can memorize cute one-liners with no substance and frankly which are not exactly truthful.

Posted by: patryot | September 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse


Ready to lead? No.

Ready to demean and belittle women? Yes.

NObama.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

"AsperGirl, you may just have to sit down and face the fact that you're a raving lunatic."

You know, it seems other people find Obama offensive. Comments from politico.com blog re: his "Lipstick on a pig" slur...

"Put lipstick on Obama and you still have a spectacularly underqualified freshman senator"

"MAn is this guy dumb. I guess Obama doesn't need the white, or women vote. Why would he? According to the Press hell win hands down. This comment shows his problem when there is no teleprompter. Isnt this great Obama sinking like a stone. Attacking women, whites, poor. Whats he going to do next, kick some kittens? Boy is he out of touch. The only thing this country loves more than a celebrity is their downfall"

"Obama's sexist comment is offensive to all women. It shows poor judgment, especially for some one running for President."

(IMO it also shows how trashy his social indoctrination from South Side Chicago has been, and how unsuited he is to comport himself properly as the nation's top executive without his team of speechwriters and a teleprompter.)

"Keep it up Obama. You are on the edge of losing this election. Calling Palin a pig is one step away from complete collapse. She has higher approval ratings than you do."

"I would rather have a moose hunter from Alaska than a jackass from Chicago."

"I have to agree with you; and from a politician that stated that he would not get into a smear campaign. Tisk tisk. Maybe if he were a more "seasoned" politician, he wouldn't have made such an error."

"Stop trying to win an election with dirty, meaningless tricks"

"So if McCain's new stump speech includes the line "You have to call a spade a spade" is OK with you and all other Democrats? Afterall, it's Shakespeare, how could he mean anything by it in this campaign.. right?"

"Isn't it funny that B. Hussein was the one who said that this election wasn't going to be a smear campaign, but a political election about political issues? He made himself out to be "above" politics as usual."

"Who in the world is telling Obama to say this stuff? Acting smart by half only plays into the hands of the McCain ticket. This demonstrates the total confusion and anger to their sorry situation that has immersed the Obama campaign. You have to wonder if this guy is smart enough to be POTUS if he so easily can be enticed into self-inflicted wounds."

"The press is dismissing this comment. It is so obvious that Obama was referring to Palin. Everyone, not just women, should be outraged. This is a very childish and very Obama. Now he will act like a victim IF the media says anything, which they probably won't."

"The lipstick and smelly fish jokes are way over the top and Obama really has to stop."

"Look Obama comments are sexist. Hillary was right - this guy has no experience and is not fit to be President."

"He showed his true personality. He never revealed himself as well , as he did this time. No creative comparison. Just desperation and plain old being mean."

"Sexist, or just plain dumb: take your pick. Either way, Obama's should probably stop with the own-goals if he wants any chance at all at winning this thing."

"The clip of Obama calling Palin a pig and the bobble-headed lemmings going nuts in laughter behind him was eerily reminiscent of Jeremiah Wright insulting America and white people at the pulpit with his "Christian" followers behind him splitting a gut. Unlike McCain, Obama's town hall meetings are Invitation Only."

"My oh my! The Messiah and his surrogates are in a feeding frenzy, aren't they? I hear that the current Governor of New York is getting into the fray. Governor Spitzer Paterson slammed McCain saying "community organizing" was code talk for "black"."

"Obama also called McCain "old" in the same speech. Here's a clip:

"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change,' it's still going to stink." He's used the word "old" in several ads when referring to McCain as well. Fair enough. All is fair in love, war and politics. But don't pretend to be a "different kind of politician" when you're really a mean-spirited jerk."

"It's just very sad we have a person of this character in a position to led the world."

"Come on people. Does anyone really think Obama didn't know what he was saying? That's such BS. The comment was either ignorant and sexist or Obama is stupid. Take your pick..."

"They went wild. Tells something about his audience doesn't it?"

"You got it right. He is gonna try to do to Palin what he so successfully did to Hillary."

"It was a STUPID, STUPID thing to say in THIS election with THESE players at THIS time. It's just another example of how this guy lacks the kind of JUDGEMENT one needs before running for--let alone winning--the office of President. It's a suicidal remark at this stage of the game and his campaign should most certainly be derailed on this very issue (and a whole host of others, but this one he has flat-out done to himself)"

"Obama's "lipstick" comment was ignorant and demeaning to women. They used sexism to bury Hillary and now they're trying to do the same thing to Sarah Palin."

"What's funny is Biden made a lipstick comment yesterday too, so they actually thought about all this first."

"This was a very poor choice of words by Barack Obama considering the timming. Looking at the video, It is also very apparent crowd thought that is was a attack on Sarah Palin and showed that approved of it by cheering."

"What a bunch of lies!! OBAMA CALLED Sarah Palin a PIG!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet she is saying keep calling me names Obamas, your hanging your own neck!!"

"OBAMA CALLED SARAH A PIG!!!"

"These tactics show he's no better than the others and people can see that now. How desperate."

"Not,'no better', He is far dirtier and lowdown, and continues to embarrass himself and his party (and that's hard to do!)"

" What matters here is not whether Obama meant the pig remark calling Palin a pig. What matters is his bad judgement is saying the statement. Anybody with common sense would of never used the word lipstick with pig after Palins speech with lipstick in it. Why would you even go there? Our country does not need bad judgement getting that 3:00 a.m. phone call. Also, Obama and the left has been attacking Palin ever since her nomination as V.P.. Obama's whole campaign is about change, yet there is no change. He selects another ole' Washington boy as his V.P. , and is running a campaign now that is negative."

(first 6 pages only)

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Why does John McCain's people think Sarah Palin is a pig?

Posted by: Lynne | September 10, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

to Duke, not this white women ... I'm not being fooled by one liners, half truths, and a blow up... I look right trough that smoke and what I see.... IS nothing.... where is McCain cutting the money from ? Did the Bush taxcuts work ? Why would it work today ? What is the plan to downsize our debt ? What about an immediate plan to focus on different kinds of energy ? The thing is it won't oil is too important for his clients, not to mention that Palin is an awkward position in this... if we didn't need oil, what kind of income does Alaska have ?

Posted by: HKY virginia | September 10, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

The Palins are lipstik (some Kodak moments at the RNC), the GOP is the pig.

And a pig remains a pig.

Posted by: stearm | September 10, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Schmidt, Rove and Davis are attacking the Pig Wearing Lipstick? Because they branded Governor Sarah Palin as their Pit bull wearing Lip stick? What is the difference between a Pig and a Pit bull?

Pigs, also called hogs or swine, are ungulates which have been domesticated as sources of food, leather, and similar products since ancient times. From Wikipedia

Pit Bull is a term commonly used to describe several breeds of dog in the Molosser family that were historically used for dog fighting. From Wikipedia

Proof that they are attempting to steal the Pet, Lip stick and Fashion vote!

In my storage room where I parked my computer this artist is looking for a quick response! Ok for the courtship I need a headline - Democrats courting all Republican and Independent voters who love Lipstick, Fashion and Pets!

For inspiration I'm looking at my favorite videos. For lip stick lets see how about - Super Bowl XXXVIII Commercial - Bud Light 6 of 8 (Lipstick). For fashion - Diesel 'Liquid Space' Holographic Fashion Show. For Pet owners - Talking dogs and Funny Cats. Do think my quick response will work?

I never thought this election might be decided on Missy Piggy vs Pit Bull with lip stick. I bet the whole world's online community is thinking “So this is America and Democracy?” Yes I say! This is our finest hour! 55 more days!

Posted by: Cooday | September 10, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard come out of the mouth of any GOP member. I am ashamed that John McCain would fake such outrage.

I worked hard for 25 years to have men consider me as a peer in the business world. Yes insults were hurled telling me I needed to go home and cook dinner for my husband or that things would be much better for me if I would just give up and get pregnant, then stay home. Yes it hurt at first, but now all the supposedly sexist comments hurled at Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin are not even worthy of being put in the lowest level of childish insults.

Grow up all you whinning females and stop insulting those of us who have a spine and who know what it takes to make it in a man's world and are out doing it. You are giving us women a bad name.

Ms Palin should have known going into this that she was going to get sexist comments and that this was not going to be a civilized game of chess. John McCain should have known better too and set his expectations correctly.

For me, I take great pride when men are reduced to attacking my gender. That means they find no fault with my work or how I do business. It means I am a real threat to them and/or their job.

Posted by: Sierra | September 10, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

You know how you knoW he meant palin was a pig -- IT WAS BY THE REPONSE OF HIS RACIST AND SEXIST AUDIENCE- THEY ALL SWARMILY CHUCKLED LOOKING KNOWLINGLY AND THEY KNEW WHAT HE WAS REFERRING TO - sarah palin -- AND TO ALL THE WOMAN IN THE AUDIENCE WHO ALLOWED A SEXIST MAN CALL ANOTHER WOMAN A PIG ---- SHAME ON YOU

Posted by: ny woman | September 10, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

For the love of God. "Pig"=Bush policies. "Lipstick"=McCain-Palin claims about "bringing change to Washington". Anybody with even the most basic level of language comprehension would understand this. If Palin had called herself a pig with lipstick, this might have been logically perceived as an attack on her. But she called herself a pitbull, and I don't see Obama talking pitbulls. So what, is the word "lipstick" now verboten because of Palin's entry into the race? Pitbullsh*t.

All you McCain-Palin supporters-super for you that you're made your (wrong) choice about this election. But don't even pretend that Obama's comment was about Sarah Palin, because no logical person would possibly conclude that. But I guess this goes to show that Obama really does need to dumb down his discourse to reach out to the drooling mouth-breathers who seem to form such a large part of the American electorate. Jeez.

Posted by: ASinMoCo | September 10, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse


It's about time Obama got called on the carpet for his misogyny.

He should have been hammered for this a year ago.

Better late than never.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

The story of 2008: Americans base their choice for President on who is better in a Spitting Contest.

Posted by: Nor'Easter | September 10, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Q: What's the difference between a hockey mom and Ted "Bridge to Nowhere" Stevens?
A: lipstick

Q: What's the difference between a hockey mom and a earmark porker?
A: lipstick

Q: What's the difference between a gun totin' hockey mom and a gun totin' Dick Cheney?
A: Harry Whittington and lipstick

Q: What's the difference between John McCain and George Bush Jr.?
A: lipstick

Posted by: sammy weiler | September 10, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the whole World heard Obama call Palin name: LIPSTICK, PIG, & COVERUPS may sound equal. Just get a grip on yourself, for what is seen is not hope.

Posted by: glenn | September 10, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

For all you people out there who actually believe this is an insult......

THINK again... you will and do not answer, neither does McCain, why and how he is okayed to have said it to Hillary ?

Posted by: HKY virginia | September 10, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

It was a carefully phrased insult. He not only insulted Palin by calling her a pig, he insulted McCain by calling him a stinking "old fish." It was carefully scripted, so carefully scripted in fact that the build up to it was awkward, as if he was struggling to remember how to get to the lines he'd spent so much time memorizing. Once he got to the lines, they came out clear as a bell.

Has he lost his mind? He's been losing white women voters at an alarming rate and he just lost a whole lot more. In that sense he was like the rejected suitor who lashes out at the love interest who has told him to take a walk.

He's either made as stupid a blunder as has ever been made in a Presidential race, or he's completely lost control of his emotions thereby showing he's not qualified to be President. This after his campaign has accused McCain of having a bad temper.

Remember the outcry when Dukakis said the fish rots from the head back? This is ten times as bad.

This was cleared by Obama's so-called brilliant campaign team and I think was an attempt to steal back the spotlight from Palin, which they lost a week ago. It's meant to be a distraction and blunt the momentum of McCain/Palin. Like most desperate maneuvers, it's going to bite Obama on the ass hard.

Posted by: theduke | September 10, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA MUST THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE STUPID !!!

It's one thing when Obama tries to cover up mistakes he's
made in private, or when he feebly tries to cover up or misdirect
us, by saying that he never heard Wright's anti-American sermons
over a 20 year period ... but, when Obama tells us that the
Palin lipstick/pig remark wasn't an insult directed towards
Governor Palin, then Obama is adding insult to injury towards
the American people. This creep is not Presidential material.

Posted by: GINA | September 10, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

McCain has gone too far. Does Palin think everytime anyone uses the word "pig" they are talking about her? She called herself a pitbull, so does that make her a female dog or a b1tch?

Enough already!


Posted by: A Good American | September 10, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Ah, poor Sarah. My heart pumps orange juice for you.

Remember, if the shoe fits, WEAR IT!

Posted by: madman | September 10, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Obama's gacking this campaign.

He's Mike Dukakis deja vu.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Just shows again.... though McCain used the phrase towards Hillary... it can't be used to his camp *cry* *cry*...just like bullies... behaving aggressive... but o boy, if you attack them they start crying.

Posted by: HKY virginia | September 10, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

aspergirl--stop posting the same nonsense over and over again. Simply repeating something doesn't make it true. If you believe Obama's lipstick comment was sexist I've got a Bridge to Nowhere to sell you.
Yolanda and the other 'irate' women:
Give your vote to McCain--afterall he supports women's issues. (Yeah, right!)

Posted by: MrsJones | September 10, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. DeMint, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from South Carolina.
The facts still remain, the stuff which is conceived in the heart to deceive and mislead is still wrong.

Posted by: glenn | September 10, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

if mccain wins, i'm going to canada
Posted by: lndlouis |


Go ahead.

Their goverment's turning more conservative than ours.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse


Obama's a sexist pig.

Put some lipstick on that.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Backfired for McCain--Obama's remarks are put out in their entirety (no change in this, no change in that, etc.), and McCain's similar statements are also out there.

Free commercial for Obama on why there is no change.

Keep it coming.

Posted by: Bill | September 10, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Oh for God's sake. The Rs take umbrage with everything.

The media is being used. They should be asking questions, not running every soundbite that McCain/Palin (or Obama/Biden) deem to release.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

so, what are we back in high school now?

palin is a pit bull, not a pig

a pit bull who thinks gay books should be censored

that would make her a facist pig

if mccain wins, i'm going to canada

Posted by: lndlouis | September 10, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Patriot.
Yes, he believe because he is white, he is entitled to everything or to create diversions after casting the first stone. Now I understand why people voted for him, they can see his resurrection to the new frontier of “CHANGE”. Palin is the new style of slander, more blood shed and suffering for the troops abroad.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Palin was for it before she was against it- Obama was FOR IT BEFORE HE WAS FOR IT!

IS NOONE outraged at the hypocrisy of Obama and Biden VOTING FOR THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE EARMARK and then going after Palin, who in the end opposed it?

*************
From Today's Wall Street Journal!

Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge
By JIM DEMINT
September 10, 2008

"But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up." -- Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008

In politics, words are cheap. What really counts are actions. Democrats and Republicans have talked about fiscal responsibility for years. In reality, both parties have a shameful record of wasting hundreds of billions of tax dollars on pork-barrel projects.

My Senate colleague Barack Obama is now attacking Gov. Sarah Palin over earmarks. Having worked with both John McCain and Mr. Obama on earmarks, and as a recovering earmarker myself, I can tell you that Mrs. Palin's leadership and record of reform stands well above that of Mr. Obama.

Let's compare.

Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in the state's history. She cut nearly 10% of Alaska's budget this year, saving state residents $268 million. This included vetoing a $30,000 van for Campfire USA and $200,000 for a tennis court irrigation system. She succinctly justified these cuts by saying they were "not a state responsibility."

Meanwhile in Washington, Mr. Obama voted for numerous wasteful earmarks last year, including: $12 million for bicycle paths, $450,000 for the International Peace Museum, $500,000 for a baseball stadium and $392,000 for a visitor's center in Louisiana.

Mrs. Palin cut Alaska's federal earmark requests in half last year, one of the strongest moves against earmarks by any governor. It took real leadership to buck Alaska's decades-long earmark addiction.

Mr. Obama delivered over $100 million in earmarks to Illinois last year and has requested nearly a billion dollars in pet projects since 2005. His running mate, Joe Biden, is still indulging in earmarks, securing over $90 million worth this year.

Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation's budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.

When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, siding with the old boys' club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.

Mrs. Palin has proven courageous by taking on big spenders in her own party. In March of this year, the Anchorage Daily News reported that, "Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is aggravated about what he sees as Gov. Sarah Palin's antagonism toward the earmarks he uses to steer federal money to the state."

Mr. Obama had a chance to take on his party when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a sham ethics bill, which was widely criticized by watchdog groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste for shielding earmarks from pubic scrutiny. But instead of standing with taxpayers, Mr. Obama voted for the bill. Today, he claims he helped write the bill that failed to clean up Washington.

Mr. Obama has shown little restraint on earmarks until this year, when he decided to co-sponsor an earmark moratorium authored by Mr. McCain and myself. Mr. Obama is vulnerable on this issue, and he knows it. That is why he is lashing out at Mrs. Palin and trying to hide his own record.

Mrs. Palin is one of the strongest antiearmark governors in America. If more governors around the country would do what she has done, we would be much closer to fixing our nation's fiscal problems than we are.

Mrs. Palin's record here is solid and inspiring. She will help Mr. McCain shut down the congressional favor factory, and she has a record to prove it. Actions mean something. You can't just make stuff up.

Mr. DeMint, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from South Carolina.


Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Republicans are whiners!

Apparently also hypocrites since this is a common phrase that McCain has also used, and used in reference to Sen. Clinton and her health care plan.

I know - let's focus on inane crap like this instead of the disaster that the GOP ushered in with regard to the economy, jobs, health care, international relations. McCain is offering the same failed policies of the GOP. It is time to throw the bums out.

Posted by: Birdman | September 10, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLQGWpRVA7o

those who think Obama is a misogynist should watch this video. You will hear a room full of Republicans, including that champion of women, John McCain, laughing at an obscene word being applied to Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Rachelva | September 10, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse


For a good time, Google "Biden" and "Stand up, Chuck."

The Obama loons are choking in the 9th inning.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Rachelva, you are so right, but I guess partisanship really blinds people and see and hear what the mind want to see and hear...
I really have to question McCain "feminism" after all the years of "shovinism"

Posted by: Color blind | September 10, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Backfired for McCain--Obama's remarks are put out in their entirety (no change in this, no change in that, etc.), and McCain's similar statements are also out there.

Free commercial for Obama on why there is no change.

Keep it coming.

Posted by: Bill | September 10, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

The American Media is failing the public in grand fashion this election season. This is a story? You should be ashamed.

Posted by: Phil | September 10, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

The only difference between a hockey mom and a Republican Vice Presidential candidate is who paid for the lipstick.

Posted by: cbmtrx | September 10, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Q: What's the difference between a crazed hockey mom and a pit bull?
A: Nukes.

Posted by: Charles | September 10, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

READY TO LEAD? NO

READY TO SMEAR WOMEN? YES!

McCain campaign add
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZd_Y_D-RaA

Guess other people share my opinion that his sleazy sexist attack on Sarah Palin was over the line!

I see that the McCain campaign left off the "stinks like an old fish" second half of Obama's misogynistic rant.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Boy you Republicants are idiots. All that home schooling and lack of evolution has left you all so that you can't read or write. Palin's the bonehead who compare herself to a dog, lipstick on a pig just describes your ignorant policies.

Posted by: H. Simon | September 10, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

John McCain had no problem when one of his supporters referred to Hillary Clinton as the "B" word (video on youtube) - she asked "How do we beat the B****" and he laughed, mentioned Hillary by name, and talked about his strategy. I suppose if Obama says McPalin is beating a dead horse we will hear that he called Sarah a horse?

Posted by: Rachelva | September 10, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: lou1 | September 10, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

All this non sense about a say it's really silly.
Please address real issues washington post!

Posted by: color blind | September 10, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

So Palin takes everything as an insult when it wasn't? What kind of commander and chief can get away with that? She talks tough and then imagines someone is making fun of her when it just was a common saying. I swear, this woman is trouble. She is the one who accused Hillary Clinton of whining during the primary. Now she is doing worse. This is all giving women a bad name. Women don't look like leaders they look like fragile egos who can't take the heat.

Posted by: goldie | September 10, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Everyone chill-out...Sarah Palin was told by God to be offended by lipstick wearing pigs. I guess the Palins will be keeping kosher for awhile.

Posted by: jro1 | September 10, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

LOL

Posted by: GunTotingLiberal | September 10, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

"...and if the real thing don't do the trick,
you bettr make up something quick.
You're gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn..."

Lyrics from Sarah Palin's chosen theme song, "Sarah Barracuda" for R.N.C convention.

Maybe she's trying to tell us something.

Posted by: Charles | September 10, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse


God help us. The world hangs in the balance and McCain is talking about lipstick.

Posted by: Monk | September 10, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

IS NOONE outraged at the hypocrisy of Obama and Biden VOTING FOR THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE EARMARK and then going after Palin, who in the end opposed it?

*************
From Today's Wall Street Journal!

Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge
By JIM DEMINT
September 10, 2008

"But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up." -- Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008

In politics, words are cheap. What really counts are actions. Democrats and Republicans have talked about fiscal responsibility for years. In reality, both parties have a shameful record of wasting hundreds of billions of tax dollars on pork-barrel projects.

My Senate colleague Barack Obama is now attacking Gov. Sarah Palin over earmarks. Having worked with both John McCain and Mr. Obama on earmarks, and as a recovering earmarker myself, I can tell you that Mrs. Palin's leadership and record of reform stands well above that of Mr. Obama.

Let's compare.

Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in the state's history. She cut nearly 10% of Alaska's budget this year, saving state residents $268 million. This included vetoing a $30,000 van for Campfire USA and $200,000 for a tennis court irrigation system. She succinctly justified these cuts by saying they were "not a state responsibility."

Meanwhile in Washington, Mr. Obama voted for numerous wasteful earmarks last year, including: $12 million for bicycle paths, $450,000 for the International Peace Museum, $500,000 for a baseball stadium and $392,000 for a visitor's center in Louisiana.

Mrs. Palin cut Alaska's federal earmark requests in half last year, one of the strongest moves against earmarks by any governor. It took real leadership to buck Alaska's decades-long earmark addiction.

Mr. Obama delivered over $100 million in earmarks to Illinois last year and has requested nearly a billion dollars in pet projects since 2005. His running mate, Joe Biden, is still indulging in earmarks, securing over $90 million worth this year.

Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation's budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.

When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, siding with the old boys' club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.

Mrs. Palin has proven courageous by taking on big spenders in her own party. In March of this year, the Anchorage Daily News reported that, "Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is aggravated about what he sees as Gov. Sarah Palin's antagonism toward the earmarks he uses to steer federal money to the state."

Mr. Obama had a chance to take on his party when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a sham ethics bill, which was widely criticized by watchdog groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste for shielding earmarks from pubic scrutiny. But instead of standing with taxpayers, Mr. Obama voted for the bill. Today, he claims he helped write the bill that failed to clean up Washington.

Mr. Obama has shown little restraint on earmarks until this year, when he decided to co-sponsor an earmark moratorium authored by Mr. McCain and myself. Mr. Obama is vulnerable on this issue, and he knows it. That is why he is lashing out at Mrs. Palin and trying to hide his own record.

Mrs. Palin is one of the strongest antiearmark governors in America. If more governors around the country would do what she has done, we would be much closer to fixing our nation's fiscal problems than we are.

Mrs. Palin's record here is solid and inspiring. She will help Mr. McCain shut down the congressional favor factory, and she has a record to prove it. Actions mean something. You can't just make stuff up.

Mr. DeMint, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from South Carolina.

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

McCain can say it all he wants, and I heard Edwards say it as well during the debates of 2004. But when OBAMA says it, McPalin and their sheep whine and snivel like cry babies.

ANYTHING to avoid talking about the issues that REALLY matter. Next, he'll accuse Obama for playing the race card again, then it will be something else.

You people that are posting attacks on Obama and implying that the comment was aimed at Palin and not their Bushlike ideas are either being disingenuous or grasping at straws for anything to fling at Obama and his supporters.

What's the matter? Is your case in favor of your candidate so weak you can't come up with an issue based argument that is based on the truth?

Posted by: aBigSAM | September 10, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

So this is what it comes down to when women run for office... they can smear and lie and say snide things, but take offense at things that aren't even said about them. Obama was talking about McCain and his policies, but immediately Sarah Palin takes it the wrong way. What is she going to do with foreign officials? Start a war because she thinks her honor is being insulted? You know, wars have started in the past over that, and I fear Palin being too touchy if she would ever be commander in chief. She certainly shows she has a thin skin. And considering she thinks God gave us the task to go into Iraq, I think that adds up to a pretty scary proposition if she would ever take over from McCain. Would it be a religious war or an honor war that Palin would drag us into? Considering she is needing lessons from the Bush Administration on foreign policy because she knows so little about the world, now we see how reckless this choice of McCain's really was.

Posted by: heather | September 10, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

"LIPSTICK ON A PIG" & "IT SMELLS LIKE FISH"

Obama described the McCain-Palin ticket while mocking the McCain campaign's new "change" message. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to a laughing Ohio audience. "It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink"

It's obvious from the crowd's reaction that they associated the comment with Palin and personally and not some other aspect of McCain's ticket.

Obama: "lipstick on a pig" & "it smells like a fish"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg

With his derelict and trashy remarks about "lipstick on a pig" and "smells like a fish", Obama reveals how low class he is as a man.

Guess all that ghetto-ho bashing of Hillary Clinton that got mainstreamed in the media earlier this year didn't just spontaneously spring into the minds of the odl white men, like David Shuster, who were going around spouting it on behalf of the Obama campaign!

You can take the man out of South Side Chicago, but you can't take the South Side Chicago out of the man.

Apparently Barack Obama's rhetorical skills include an ability to slip into ghetto-ho-slappin' trash talk when he wants to be mean!

That'd go over great with Angele Merkel, should she aggravate him.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse


No discipline
72 years old, and you make Wisdom of none-effect. I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," he said of her proposal.” Now look at judgment within his camp, after Rudy Giuliani mockery during the GOP convention.
The maverick that McCain proclaims, more looks like a kindergarten of whiners when their spit falls back in there face. He should fire the entire campaign staff. The road to success must be base on issues that communicate the John McCain policies and what will be done for the citizens.
We need at lease $1.00 breakdown from his proposed speeches and stop flip flopping about Obama. As a believer in Christ, we caution everyone to stop talking negative about others. The roll of the woman is to take care of the home, so she needs to talk a lot.

Posted by: glenn | September 10, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

What about this .... Meghan McCain: "No one knows what war is like other than my family. Period."

Really??

Posted by: Bill Monroe | September 10, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

So who give's a rat's a$$ if the McCain camp and Mr. war hero is insulted? Too bad. Boo hoo.

Talk about whining. Can't run on your record so you run on BS....not everyone was born yesterday.

Posted by: toritto | September 10, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

So McCain also used the very same phrase to refer to Hillary Clinton's health-care plan in the day?

Facts, schmacts. Hypocrisy, schymocrisy. More outrage!

Posted by: Idiocracy | September 10, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

McCain himself uses that phrase, that is what his own daughter said. And Obama was talking about McCain not Palin. These Republicans lie and twist words into hot air. And considering what they say about Michelle Obama, when it was Palin who addressed a convention on video (I saw the video) of the party who wants Alaska to leave the United States. Guess who is mingling with extremists and may be considered unpatriotic? It is Palin. Why would she speak to such a group as the Governor of Alaska? Does she not believe in our country that she would give any time to such a group?

Posted by: Laurie | September 10, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

September 9, 2008, 6:08 pm
The Rantings of a P.T.A. Mom
By Sandra Tsing Loh


Sandra Tsing Loh, a writer and a performer, is the author most recently of “Mother on Fire,” a comic memoir of her struggle to find a school in Los Angeles for her child to attend. (Full biography.)
As usual, Bruce Fuller and Lance Izumi , my fellow Education Watch contributors, make some fascinating points, none more startling to me than Lance’s casual throw-away that Barack Obama sends his children to private school. As a rabid public school Democrat, I crumpled in despair at the news.
Look, I am not in politics, I get no money from foundations, I do not get invited to lecture on third world eco-sustainability on luxury cruises. I have no highly placed blue-state friends and I will soon be a divorced woman because my die-hard Democratic husband will not brook any dissent, public or private, about our party.
Fair enough, fair enough, but here’s the thing: I do not know why Barack and Michelle Obama cannot send their children to a nice public school in Hyde Park. You understand that I am a bit unstable this election season (I voted for Hillary) and I do my research by erratically Googling from home. And all I know about Hyde Park — and, readers, I’d love to be corrected if I’m wrong — is that even though real estate prices seem high, the brave little public schools in its ZIP code seem to be flailing. Their scores on www.greatschools.net are largely 2’s and 4’s (on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best). When you read the tea leaves as manically as I do, those low numbers suggest that few children of educated, middle-class children are attending the local schools. Rather, they’ve withdrawn, with nary a ripple, into their whispery private enclaves.
Let us not even touch the term “community organizer,” so buffeted about, by both sides, like a balloon at a rock concert. Let us just say that if Mr. and Mrs. Obama — a dynamic, Harvard-educated couple — had chosen public over private school, they could have lifted up not just their one local public school, but a family of schools. First, given the social pressure (or the social persuasion of wanting to belong to the cool club), more educated, affluent families would tip back into the public school fold. And second, the presence of educated type-A parents with too much time on their hands ensures that schools are held, daily, to high standards.
But the significance of educated families opting in to their local public schools goes deeper than that. Research done by Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, indicates that poor children benefit hugely by mixing, daily, with middle-class children (particularly those from families who value education). Conversely, as long as the deleterious effects of poverty, like rampant absenteeism and serious health issues, do not overwhelm the school culture, middle-class children suffer no ill effects. Furthermore, studies have shown that new immigrant children learn English faster and master the complex linguistic skills they need to succeed on standardized tests when they are in classrooms with native English speakers. Sadly, because of the widespread flight of higher-minded families, ethnic segregation (not to mention class segregation) in public schools today is so extreme that only one in five immigrant children will have even one native English-speaking friend.
So it is with huge grief-filled disappointment that I discovered that the Obamas send their children to the University of Chicago Laboratory School (by 5th grade, tuition equals $20,286 a year). The school’s Web site quotes all that ridiculous John Dewey nonsense about developing character while, of course, isolating your children from the poor. A pox on them and, while we’re at it, a pox on John Dewey! I’m sick to death of those inspirational Dewey quotes littering the Web sites of $20,000-plus-a-year private schools, all those gentle duo-tone-photographed murmurings about “building critical thinking and fostering democratic citizenship” in their cherished students, living large on their $20,000-a-year island.
Meanwhile, Joseph Biden, the Amtrak senator, standing up boldly for the right to be a Roman Catholic, appears to have sent all three children to the lovely looking Archmere Academy in Delaware. Archmere’s Web site notes some public school districts allow Archmere students to use public school buses. Well, isn’t that great — your tax dollars at work in the great state of Delaware because with $18,000 a year in tuition, they can’t afford their own buses.
Then again, a spot of happy news for the Democrats: not only did John McCain’s four children attend elite private schools in Arizona, but collective donations to their children’s private schools between 2001 and 2006, totaled $500,000.
And yes, I know I appear to be ranting on like a pit bull without lipstick, which brings me to the final nail in the coffin in this sorry election year. As a Democrat I am horrified that Sarah Palin is the one who snagged the deeply profound — and absolutely ignored by professional smart people — emotional real estate of “P.T.A. mother.” I too am, in fact, not just “my kids’ mom” but their Title I Los Angeles public school P.T.A. secretary. This unheard female howl is, for better or worse, what Ms. Palin has set out to tap into; it is real, and I am sick that we’ve let the Republicans charge this ground.
Sarah Palin’s children went to what looks like a humble little public school: Iditarod Elementary on Wasilla Fishhook Road. The school’s score on www.greatschools.net is a 4. That’s a lot of street cred, for a gun-totin’, snow-mobilin’ creationist-lovin’ lady.
Oh, I’m such a depressed, Democrat P.T.A. mother.

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Senator Obama has a problem with women. First, Senator Hillary Clinton. Now, Governor Sarah Palin. Stop this clown. No Obama!
McCain/Palin 2008
Hillary Clinton 2012

Posted by: mmarii | September 10, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Palin is failin'.

3 weeks from now she'll be a major detriment to the McCain campaign.

Posted by: apox | September 10, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Keep in mind that the McCain campaign chose to take a line completetly out of context, and THE MCCAIN PEOPLE CHOSE TO MAKE THE ANALOGY BETWEEN A PIG WITH LIPSTICK AND WOMEN...

Wake-up people, I know politicians aren't terribly honest during an election, but come-on...the McCain campaign has no ideas, all they can do is rail on Obama, and hope they win the election through hissy-fits, whining and crying. Voting for McCain is like thinking that kid who is on the floor in the middle of the grocery store crying and screaming, because he didn't get any candy, should get the candy.

Yeah I'll say it...I don't care about his record in the military, McCain is a wimp, and Palin is pathetic.

Posted by: McCain is a Wimp | September 10, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Obama didn't call her a pig - but he should have

Posted by: gobbledgook | September 10, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Know much about Alaska and its "budget"??

Of the 50 states, Alaska ranks No. 1 in taxes per resident and No. 1 in spending per resident. Its tax burden per resident is 21/2 times the national average; its spending, more than double. The trick is that Alaska's government spends money on its own citizens and taxes the rest of us to pay for it.

Although Palin, like McCain, talks about liberating ourselves from dependence on foreign oil, there is no evidence that being dependent on Alaskan oil would be any more pleasant to the pocketbook.

Alaska is, in essence, an adjunct member of OPEC. It has four different taxes on oil, which produce more than 89% of the state's unrestricted revenue. On average, three-quarters of the value of a barrel of oil is taken by the state government before that oil is permitted to leave the state.

Alaska residents each get a yearly check for about $2,000 from oil revenues, plus an additional $1,200 pushed through by Palin last year to take advantage of rising oil prices. Any sympathy the governor of Alaska expresses for folks in the lower 48 who are suffering from high gas prices or can't afford to heat their homes is strictly crocodile tears.

Sounds like an oil sheikdom doesn't it? Point is Alaska has a windfall profits tax on oil companies operating there - even on oil shipped to the other 49 states - even though it belongs to our country.

Alaska oil is no cheaper for someone in Massachusetts than it is for someone in India. The windfall taxes collected from the rest of us are sent out in nice annual checks to the residents of Alaska.

Is that like ..... state welfare/socialism? Nah!! Can't be!! Their Republicans!! Tough budget you're "managing" there Gov. No wonder you support drilling!! Bigger checks for Alaskans!!

Posted by: toritto | September 10, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Know much about Alaska and its "budget"??

Of the 50 states, Alaska ranks No. 1 in taxes per resident and No. 1 in spending per resident. Its tax burden per resident is 21/2 times the national average; its spending, more than double. The trick is that Alaska's government spends money on its own citizens and taxes the rest of us to pay for it.

Although Palin, like McCain, talks about liberating ourselves from dependence on foreign oil, there is no evidence that being dependent on Alaskan oil would be any more pleasant to the pocketbook.

Alaska is, in essence, an adjunct member of OPEC. It has four different taxes on oil, which produce more than 89% of the state's unrestricted revenue. On average, three-quarters of the value of a barrel of oil is taken by the state government before that oil is permitted to leave the state.

Alaska residents each get a yearly check for about $2,000 from oil revenues, plus an additional $1,200 pushed through by Palin last year to take advantage of rising oil prices. Any sympathy the governor of Alaska expresses for folks in the lower 48 who are suffering from high gas prices or can't afford to heat their homes is strictly crocodile tears.

Sounds like an oil sheikdom doesn't it? Point is Alaska has a windfall profits tax on oil companies operating there - even on oil shipped to the other 49 states - even though it belongs to our country.

Alaska oil is no cheaper for someone in Massachusetts than it is for someone in India. The windfall taxes collected from the rest of us are sent out in nice annual checks to the residents of Alaska.

Is that like ..... state welfare/socialism? Nah!! Can't be!! Their Republicans!! Tough budget you're "managing" there Gov. No wonder you support drilling!! Bigger checks for Alaskans!!

Posted by: toritto | September 10, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

McCain himself uses that phrase, that is what his own daughter said. And Obama was talking about McCain not Palin. These Republicans lie and twist words into hot air. And considering what they say about Michelle Obama, when it was Palin who addressed a convention on video (I saw the video) of the party who wants Alaska to leave the United States. Guess who is mingling with extremists and may be considered unpatriotic? It is Palin. Why would she speak to such a group as the Governor of Alaska? Does she not believe in our country that she would give any time to such a group?

Posted by: laurie | September 10, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Senator Obama is desperate. He can not closed the deal. His social construction is over. Senator Obama has a problem with women. He rejected Senator Hillary Clinton. Senator Obama refused to share a historic ticket. A winning ticket. NO Obama! Vote for real change McCain/Palin 08
Hillary Clinton 2012

Posted by: mmarii | September 10, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

When is Obama going to come our of the closet?

Posted by: samuel | September 10, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

It was a carefully phrased insult. He not only insulted Palin by calling her a pig, he insulted McCain by calling him a stinky "old fish." It was carefully scripted, so carefully scripted in fact that the build up to it was awkward, as if he was struggling to remember how to get to the lines he'd spent so much time memorizing. Once he got to the lines, they came out clear as a bell.

Has he lost his mind? He's been losing white women voters at an alarming rate and he just lost a whole lot more. In that sense he was like the rejected suitor who lashes out at the love interest who has told him to take a walk.

He's either made as stupid a blunder as has ever been made in a Presidential race, or he's completely lost control of his emotions thereby showing he's not qualified to be President. This after his campaign has accused McCain of having a bad temper.

Remember the outcry when Dukakis said the fish rots from the head back? This is ten times as bad.

Posted by: theduke | September 10, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Yes, pigs are unclean, filthy objects in the Muslim religion.

BARACK BLOOPERS OF THE TYPE: MUSLIM
WHAT IS MY RELIGION?
AND WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE?

Obama, who is known for always speaking very precisely (it's his gift) makes a lot of bloopers about being Muslim and/or he has difficulty talking coherently about his faith

:: OBAMA: "MY MUSLIM FAITH" ::

In an interview of Obama on September 7, George Stephanopolous asked Obama about his accusations that the McCain campaign are going to accuse him of being Muslim. Obama goes into a 2 minute answer that includes the blooper "my Muslim faith".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUYHFlGb2Ng&feature=iv

At minute 1:34 Stephanopolous asks Obama about why he makes accusations that the McCain campaign is going to accuse him of being Muslim, when the McCain has condemned people making those accusations.

At minute 2:49 Obama says: "You're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith."

George Stephanopolous steps in and corrects him to say "Christian faith" and then Obama agrees and says "Christian faith". But then what Obama was going to say doesn't make sense anymore because for what he was saying to make sense, he'd have to say, instead, "You're absolutely right that John McCain has not accused me of being Muslim."

Obama then becomes confused and has to spend the next 15 seconds recovering from that and get back on making his point.

:: OBAMA THINKS THE U.S. HAS "57 STATES" ::

America has 50 states, while the Nation of Islam has 57 states. But you can watch Obama's statement that he's visited "57 states". This is no joke, he really said this. Just Google "Obama 57 states" & you can see the news coverage after he said it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

What American would forget that? And why would he pick the number "57" out of the air? This was no quick slip, he pauses & thinks about it!

Everyone knows that the U.S. has 50 states. But there is a union that has 57 states in it: the union of Islamic states has 57 members. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an international organization with a permanent delegation to the United Nations. It has 57 Islamic member states, from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Caucasus, Balkan, Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America.

:: TOO-LONG, BABBLING ANSWER ABOUT JESUS THAT HAS NO POINT ::

You can also watch Barack Obama's too-long, uncomfortable, increasingly lame response to the question about what Jesus means to him. He starts out okay, but then gets really lost and stops making sense until he ends up claiming that Jesus makes him try new things like running for President

http://www.youtube.com/v/gHtAWPjzvyk&rel=0&color1=11645361&color2=13619151&fs=1

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Obama is a fool and its rediculous to see him running against VP rather than McCain. I lost all respect for this guy who gives good speaches but deeds are different.

He is playing this nasty dirty chicago politics in the national stage. He has stooped down and diminished himself.. His speaches in past few weeks were incendiary and uncalledfor.

I am almost at the edge to turn my vote to McCain as he seems to be the safe choice. Obama is too risky for his behavior and mindless rants... now how is he different from his racist pastor wright?

Posted by: jen | September 10, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Ladies--when we jump on every little thing a man says and try to make it sexism, as in this nonissue, we belittle REAL incidents of sexism. Only overly sensitive people (and liars) perceive this as sexism or an attack against Palin. Why isn't the McCain campaign all over the reference to Old Fish as an attack against McCain and his age? Why isn't it ageism?
Because they know that neither statements were a personal attack, but some of us women will get all upset and blow this out of proportion.

Posted by: MrsJones | September 10, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

BullDogs and Lipstick.

Eight years ago America was presented what on the outside looked like a good-looking, honest, and sincere candidate for president by the mighty Republican Machine. We have all learned since then that the outer image can hide a lying, manipulative, even ignorant Bulldog, on a leash held by big business and oil. The Republican Machine is trying to do it again.

They now have what looks like a lovely looking candidate portrayed as honest and putting on the cloak of the hard working American. But, are you going to fall for it again? As their own words have shown they will adopt any position that they think you will fall for, because they are really lying, manipulative, Bulldogs in lipstick. And that is just John MaCain, what about the rest of his crew?

Posted by: Billings | September 10, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

It's obvious Barry's campaign is on its way out and self-destructing if he's making personal attacks his opponents VP candidate...

Barry's fault for picking gramp Biden and shoving him out as an agent of change...Hobo please!

Posted by: Rick | September 10, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Nice post Scott - I read that article and it came as no surprise to learn that Obama is the earmark spending king while Sarah Palin works toward earmark spending reform.

Obama made a statement recently to the effect of, "she was for earmarks before she was against them. That's not change..."

Could have fooled me - Sarah Palin recognized the need for earmark spending reform and cut the state's earmarks by half in her second year - you can't just shut them off completely and immediately, but that's not the point. Obama talks the "change" talk but he fails to do anything extraordinary in order to really bring it about - I guess he figures that if he talks about it long enough it will actually happen without actions. Right.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 10, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Scott (11:03 AM)

Here's what Factcheck.org has to say about your nice little fairytale concerning Palin being "against" the Bridge to Nowhere.

A Bridge Too Far

Palin claimed to have stood up to Congress on the subject of the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” the Gravina Island bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska, about which we wrote last November.

Palin: I told the Congress, "Thanks, but no thanks," on that bridge to nowhere.

This is not the first time Palin has cited her choice to kill the bridge in 2007 as an example of her anti-waste stance. It’s true that she did eventually nix the project. But the bridge was nearly dead already – Congress had removed the earmark, giving the requested money to the state but not marking it for any specific use. Palin unplugged its life support, declaring in 2007 that the funds would not be used for the Gravina bridge.

When she was running for governor, however, Palin expressed a different position. In 2006, the Ketchikan Daily News quoted her expressing optimism and support for the bridge at a Ketchikan campaign stop.

Palin, 2006: "People across the nation struggle with the idea of building a bridge because they’ve been under these misperceptions about the bridge and the purpose,” said Palin, who described the link as the Ketchikan area’s potential for expansion and growth. … Palin said Alaska’s congressional delegation worked hard to obtain funding for the bridge as part of a package deal and that she “would not stand in the way of the progress toward that bridge.”

Palin also answered "yes" to an Anchorage Daily News poll question about whether she would continue to support state funding for the Gravina Island bridge if elected governor. "The window is now," she wrote, "while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist." It was only after she won the governorship that Palin shifted her position. And even then, it’s inaccurate to say that she “told the Congress ‘thanks, but no thanks.’” Palin accepted non-earmarked money from Congress that could have been used for the bridge if she so desired. That she opted to use it for other state transportation purposes doesn’t qualify as standing up to Congress.

The bridge reversal is not the only matter throwing doubt on Palin’s credentials as a government waste reformer. Watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense has reported that the small town of Wasilla, Alaska, which had not previously received significant federal funds, hauled in almost $27 million in earmarks while Palin was mayor. (McCain has explicitly criticized several of the Wasilla earmarks in recent years.) To help obtain these earmarks, Palin had hired Steven Silver, the former chief of staff for recently indicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, as Wasilla’s lobbyist.

And Palin continued to solicit federal funds as governor. A request form on Stevens’ Web site shows that she requested $160.5 million in earmarks for the state in 2008, and almost $198 million for 2009.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

AsperGirl.....Is one deranged, rant-filled, unemployed lunatic.

Or a pig with lipstick.. You take your pick
Ass..perGirl.

Posted by: :-) | September 10, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Note to McCain Supporters: As much as you try to act offended by inuendo in the sty you created,We all know the pigs wearing the lipstick.

Posted by: Whenwillthis nightmareend | September 10, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

From Today's Wall Street Journal!

Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge

By JIM DEMINT
September 10, 2008

"But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up." -- Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008

In politics, words are cheap. What really counts are actions. Democrats and Republicans have talked about fiscal responsibility for years. In reality, both parties have a shameful record of wasting hundreds of billions of tax dollars on pork-barrel projects.

My Senate colleague Barack Obama is now attacking Gov. Sarah Palin over earmarks. Having worked with both John McCain and Mr. Obama on earmarks, and as a recovering earmarker myself, I can tell you that Mrs. Palin's leadership and record of reform stands well above that of Mr. Obama.

Let's compare.

Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in the state's history. She cut nearly 10% of Alaska's budget this year, saving state residents $268 million. This included vetoing a $30,000 van for Campfire USA and $200,000 for a tennis court irrigation system. She succinctly justified these cuts by saying they were "not a state responsibility."

Meanwhile in Washington, Mr. Obama voted for numerous wasteful earmarks last year, including: $12 million for bicycle paths, $450,000 for the International Peace Museum, $500,000 for a baseball stadium and $392,000 for a visitor's center in Louisiana.

Mrs. Palin cut Alaska's federal earmark requests in half last year, one of the strongest moves against earmarks by any governor. It took real leadership to buck Alaska's decades-long earmark addiction.

Mr. Obama delivered over $100 million in earmarks to Illinois last year and has requested nearly a billion dollars in pet projects since 2005. His running mate, Joe Biden, is still indulging in earmarks, securing over $90 million worth this year.

Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation's budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.

When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, siding with the old boys' club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.

Mrs. Palin has proven courageous by taking on big spenders in her own party. In March of this year, the Anchorage Daily News reported that, "Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is aggravated about what he sees as Gov. Sarah Palin's antagonism toward the earmarks he uses to steer federal money to the state."

Mr. Obama had a chance to take on his party when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a sham ethics bill, which was widely criticized by watchdog groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste for shielding earmarks from pubic scrutiny. But instead of standing with taxpayers, Mr. Obama voted for the bill. Today, he claims he helped write the bill that failed to clean up Washington.

Mr. Obama has shown little restraint on earmarks until this year, when he decided to co-sponsor an earmark moratorium authored by Mr. McCain and myself. Mr. Obama is vulnerable on this issue, and he knows it. That is why he is lashing out at Mrs. Palin and trying to hide his own record.

Mrs. Palin is one of the strongest antiearmark governors in America. If more governors around the country would do what she has done, we would be much closer to fixing our nation's fiscal problems than we are.

Mrs. Palin's record here is solid and inspiring. She will help Mr. McCain shut down the congressional favor factory, and she has a record to prove it. Actions mean something. You can't just make stuff up.

Mr. DeMint, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from South Carolina.

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Obama has resorted to the school yard bully tactic of name calling, but what's worse, it's directed not at his opponent, but at his opponent's running mate. And let's be clear here - he knew EXACTLY what he was saying and that people would connect the dots to Palin's comment about hockey Mom's being LIKE pitbulls. She never said that a hockey Mom WAS a pitbull with lipstick, and therein lies the distinction.

The fact that Obama has resorted to name calling is further proof that his campaign is unraveling due to a lack of substance. I expect the numbers to break more and more in John McCain's favor as he rides the momentum all the way to the election.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 10, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I am insulted by Republicans calling my candidate a traitor. And is anybody outraged by this: Johnathan Weisman
Here’s John McCain on August 20 talking to Laura Ingraham: “I still believe the fundamentals of our economy are strong.”

And here’s Jonathan Weisman of The Washington Post today proving that he’s evenhanded:

A McCain quote Obama has often used — that the economy is fundamentally sound — is months old. Since he said that, McCain has said almost daily that the economy is struggling.

Posted by: Kent Hancock | September 10, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

For a pit bull, she seems pretty thin-skinned.

Posted by: Sara B. | September 10, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

A whole lot of oinking going on from the Mc
Cain camp whenever anyone gets close to the truth.

Posted by: Sara B. | September 10, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Isn't the pig a particularly reviled animal in Obama Muslim faith?


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:39 AM
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Obviously that should tell you that he is not muslim...but of course dim-wits like you probably won't get it..

Posted by: :-) | September 10, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Obama never called Palin a pig. Just like no one made an issue of when McCain called Hillary's health care plan as putting lipstick on a pig.

It’s interesting that the McCain Campaign wants to point out the “lipstick on a pig” phrase but failed to mention the “smelly old fish” phrase that Obama also used during the same speech. Its very interesting that they don’t claim that he was calling McCain a “stinky old fish”. This just proves that McCain's campaign and the GOP are pushing a nonexistent sexist agenda by accusing Obama of sexism where none exists. This is to discourage anyone questioning Palin on her record like how she supported funding to the Bridge to Nowhere, her husband having been a member of the successionist Alaska Independence Party till 2002, her pushing and getting the most per-capita earmarks for her town while major than any other in the country.

So give me a break. They don't want anyone to focus on Palin's record or the lack thereof so they come down to this level. They truly must think we're stupid.

I used to respect McCain but this shows that he sold his soul to Karl Rove. So much for his legacy.

Posted by: Chris Salzmann | September 10, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

This is an old phrase. Obama was saying you can dress up the Republican party with Palin but it is still the party that got us into a mess.

This is nothing like when McCain asked, "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father was Janet Reno." THAT was an insult. What Obama said was a political discussion.

Posted by: Sarabeth | September 10, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Palin and the McCain camp want it to be made perfectly clear: she is not a pig. She is a dog. After all, she said the only difference between a pit bull, a dog, and a hockey mom is lipstick. No one put those words in her mouth. If the juxtaposition of Obama's comment to this one first made by Palin several days ago, and continually reiterated since, means he was implying she is a pig, then the immediate juxtapostion in the statement, "Do you know what the difference is between a pit bill and a soccer mom? Lipstick," must imply that she and all hockey moms are dogs. Just using the Republican's logic here.

Posted by: ChuckB | September 10, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

AsperGirl, you ar a moron, just the sort that will vote for McCain.

Posted by: mominmi | September 10, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Joe-
1. 1 unit of corn ethanol requires 1 unit of foreign oil for it's creation- so the more corn ethanol we use the MORE dependemt we are on foreign oil- like borrowing to pay off your credit card interest JOE-
2. 1 unit of imported sugar cane ethanol is SEVEN (proven yes 7) times more efficient- if it only is 2x more efficient it replaces twice the foreign oil that corn ethanol does and reduces BOTH our dependency on Foreign Oil and Global warming-

But, Joe, since you support Biden, who voted against the first transAlaskan pipeline(which delivers 17% of our domestic supply) and voted for the Bridge to Nowhere earmark, along with Obama (see today's wall street journal) I'm sure you won't agree...Wait, this ISN'T Joe Biden, is it?

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Boo hoo. The McCain camp likes to lie and belittle, they just seem to think its their perview. Obama was just giving them a little taste of their own medicine, and used the right literary quote to boot.
Google lipstick and you get pig, sorry McCain, thats the way it is.

Posted by: nclwtk | September 10, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Palin tossed out the lipstick comment first. If she doesn't like how its used, then maybe she can't handle the pressure. I've heard that lipstick on a pig reference my whole life. Get used to it Sarah. . .if you want to stick around that is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

"AsperGirl: I guess you have no facts to back your argument so you mock and use straw man(woman) tactics. I suppose you know what Obama means what he is saying because you know him so well. So I think McCain was referring to Hillary Clinton as pig when he used the comment as well"

Oh go to hell you liar.

McCain was referring to a policy proposal, not people.

"In Iowa last October, McCain drew comparisons between Hillary Clinton's current healthcare plan and the one she championed in 1993: "I think they put some lipstick on the pig, but it's still a pig." He used roughly the same line in May, after effectively claiming the Republican nomination."

"McCain spokesman Brian Rogers told CNN the campaign saw a “big difference” between the two references: “McCain was referring to a policy proposal. Obama was referring to Governor Sarah Palin. It’s obviously disrespectful and offensive…."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/09/mccain-camp-says-lipstick-on-a-pig-is-trip-through-the-mud/

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I think the media just needs to drop this, they are making a big story out of this by constantly repeating themselves and not covering other news that is going on in our nation and world. Please stop making a big deal out of this, I think it was a blunder in any respect which we are all allowed just for the fact for being human. We try to hold our politicians to be like gods during elections, but does anyone really follow what they do or how well they do it when they actually get elected to office? How many of Americans actually know who their representative is in congress? Let alone hold them accountable for doing their job? I want to hear what's important, this petty argument over lipstick and all the commentary is really unnecessary.

Posted by: Breanne | September 10, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

If you compare yourself to a pitbull (an animal)with lipstick and takes credit for it, why would you get offended when you are compared to the correct animal (pig with lipstick)? I see a double standard here. I am all for treating the woman with respect. But if you start the discussion by comparing yourself to an animal and then expect others not to compare you to another animal, then you are not living in this world

Posted by: jo | September 10, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

WASN'T JUST A PIG, BUT A FISH TOO

"LIPSTICK ON A PIG" & "IT SMELLS LIKE FISH"

Obama described the McCain-Palin ticket while mocking the McCain campaign's new "change" message. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to a laughing Ohio audience. "It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink"

It's obvious from the crowd's reaction that they associated the comment with Palin and personally and not some other aspect of McCain's ticket.

Obama: "lipstick on a pig" & "it smells like a fish"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/09/politics/fromtheroad/entry4433206.shtml

Isn't that mixing a porcine metaphor with an piscine one? What's the point of that kind of stretch?

I.e., What kind of lipstick-wearing pig smells like a fish, Obama?

By the way, why did you pass over Hillary Clinton with her 18 million voters, and never even vetted her? You never explained that.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

People are dying in Afghanistan and Iraq. Terrorists threats are still very real. We're paying rediculous amounts of devalued dollars for gas. And these people want to talk about lipstick and pigs and pitpulls and planes on ebay and fashionable, unnecessary eyeglasses. Keep looking at the dangling shiny watch - it's going back and forth, your getting sleepy, your very relaxed. Ok now repeat after me...

Posted by: t-jas | September 10, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse


CAMILLE PAGLIA IN SALON-
(you know who you are)

"Over the Labor Day weekend, with most of the big enchiladas of the major media on vacation, the vacuum was filled with a hallucinatory hurricane in the leftist blogosphere, which unleashed a grotesquely lurid series of allegations, fantasies, half-truths and outright lies about Palin. What a tacky low in American politics -- which has already caused a backlash that could damage Obama's campaign. When liberals come off as childish, raving loonies, the right wing gains. I am still waiting for substantive evidence that Sarah Palin is a dangerous extremist. I am perfectly willing to be convinced, but right now, she seems to be merely an optimistic pragmatist like Ronald Reagan, someone who pays lip service to religious piety without being in the least wedded to it. I don't see her arrival as portending the end of civil liberties or life as we know it. "

Posted by: SCOTT | September 10, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

did not McCain use the same phrase aimed directly at Hillary Clinton? so it's only a foul when it's not your preferred candidate who uses it? I do believe that is a common phrase used in the political arena. stop crying republicans! but since you're at it, dig into your beloved Palin a litte more. I believe she has slung her dirt as well. I believe she called Obama 'Sambo' and Hillary Clinton a 'b#@%$'. ck out http://www.laprogressive.com/2008/09/05/alaskans-speak-in-a-frightened-whisper-palin-is-%e2%80%9cracist-sexist-vindictive-and-mean%e2%80%9d/. but oh, I forgot, republicans are above reproach. did I get that right? and who is the father of that baby? hmmmmm

Posted by: bgainey | September 10, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

It looks like the republicans want to talk, about lipstick, pitball, pig, anything but what matter to us.
and the Corporate Media is cheering all that. good like if you want a change.

Posted by: Tony | September 10, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

AsperGirl: I guess you have no facts to back your argument so you mock and use straw man(woman) tactics. I suppose you know what Obama means what he is saying because you know him so well. So I think McCain was referring to Hillary Clinton as pig when he used the comment as well. So he is guilty of hypocrisy as he claims Obama meant that Pailin is a pig.
See i can use your same tactics to push my agenda if I wanted, therefore your straw man argument doesn't wash. Go back and learn to debate or give up and stop embarrassing yourself.

Posted by: AsperGirl2 | September 10, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Obama has become entangled in his own rhetoric.

His comment was, of course, a veiled reference to Gov. Palin. As such, he has alienated even more women.

Posted by: jodi | September 10, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

It's called playing to your audience. That's a very common saying in SW Virginia.

Posted by: Erik V. | September 10, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Who said this? Quote: “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” Barack Obama? Nope. John McCain, October 11, 2007, when discussing Hillary Clinton's health Care Policies. Where was the right wing outrage then? What hypocrites.

Posted by: Steve.. | September 10, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

So the McCain camp is upset about the lipstick? Well, they started it.

As it happens, I am insulted by McCain stating the Republicans created the present mess, and we must therefore vote Republican.

THAT is really insulting everyone's intelligence.

Posted by: dunnhaupt | September 10, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Republicans. What a bunch of crybabies!

Posted by: mgarcia | September 10, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

You only wish you had such a beautiful and bright partner. What a horrible thing to say. Wonder if the commentator looked the mirror lately. Obamas one lucky man. White from Canada

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 10, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

McCain is making a mountain out of a molehill. McCain will say anything to distract the voters from the real issues. And that's the truth. McCain ISN'T talking about our dead soldiers over in Iraq. As of now, over 4,100 US soldiers have died in Iraq. McCain ISN'T talking about our failing economy. McCain ISN'T talking about how he voted like Bush 90% of the time. Instead, McCain is making distractions to cover up his unpopular party. I believe the voters are smarter than he assumes. Let's help Senator Obama win this election. Obama has called out Bush and McCain on their ridiculous issues - so let's help the right person - Obama. Visit his website - http://www.BarackObama.com - to help with the election. You can sign up to volunteer or make a donation. Everyone can do something. You can donate as much, or as little time/money as you want. We can't afford another 4 years of Bush's failed policies. McCain promises to keep up Bush's failed policies and that's not good for America.

Posted by: Allen | September 10, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse


We tried to tell you about keeping this dumbell on the teleprompter.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

You dems just don't get it. This is the height of this election and any dumb thing you say is going to exploited. The dems have done it over and over to the GOP. Why did Obama think that he had to make a comment like that to begin with? He is off stride and it is showing. This will not go away and he will have to explain himself which takes him off message. Obama can't get by with these kinds of comments because of the way he treated Hillary. By just brushing it aside he looks cold and uncaring.

Posted by: Trig | September 10, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse


For a good time, Google "Biden" and "Stand up, Chuck."

The Obama loons are choking in the 9th inning.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Wonder if there is truth that this election has nothing to do with popularity polls and issues but rather the actual candidate that bumps off mutual opponent, wins in November?

Apparently this mutual opponent exposed corruption within both parties and is currently targeted by the candidates themselves. Wonder how will it happen?

1. Will GOP use Guiliani-like mob ties like his protege Bernard Kerik who was indicted for such ties and may sit in jail for up to 140 years to bump off mutual opponent?

2. Will Dems use OJ Simpson-like convicted felon to do it instead?

3. Will both mob-ties and OJ be given sweetheart exchange deals to bump off opponent in exchange for less jail time and take away all attention to the real culprits behind the scenes, the candidates?

4. Having exposed this truth, wonder if we too have to worry about the physical safety of our families whether in public or in private as we have been watched 24/7 and our habits and plans are known indefinitely? For example, will my husband have to worry when he goes for his daily 20-30 minute jog after work in Hackensack and or Bogota, NJ today? How about tomorrow, the 7th anniversary of 9/11 and murder can easily be covered up by unmonitored law enforcement community? Or how about the day after?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Probably a freudian slip, and that does not bode well for Obama. He must have the congenital Democratic death wish desease. Obama has become too relaxed and is speaking extemporaneously which is always dangerous. He should just do what McCain/Palin are doing which is to stick to the script.

Posted by: Madeleine | September 10, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Wow, Republicans are suddenly the party of the political correctness that, pre-Palin, they excoriated. And the GOP is attacking sexism whereever they think they can find it. Perhaps they will alter their policies and attack sexism in corporate America.

Don't hold your breath waiting, though, as Republicans have fought every advancement made by women during the last 40 years, including killing the Equal Rights Amendment, opposing equal pay for equal work, minimum wage increases and workplace protections, refusing to insure birth control for women, opposing the admission of women to Ivy League schools during the 1960s and law and med schools in the 1970s.

Cry the GOP a river of big crocodile tears.

Posted by: Skye | September 10, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

The hockey mom strategy was a stroke of genius. McCain's operatives can now go into full-on swift boat mode, spread all kinds of lies, and when Obama's folks strike back, they go "oh boo hoo you're picking on this poor woman". This works great during an election, not so much when you are dealing with world leaders, like say, Angela Merkel. Pull up your panty hose and deal with it, Sarah baby. (btw, I'm female and I'm not buying any of this Palin hoo-hah)

Posted by: n_mcguire | September 10, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA HAS A PROBLEM WITH WHITE WOMEN VOTERS -- HE ONLY MADE IT WORSE WITH ALL THE HILLARY-SLAPPING AND HILLARY-SNUBBING

"Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Assistant Director Peter A. Brown said the Obama campaign is fooling itself if it discounts the importance of the problem. “This isn’t about Hillary; it’s about Obama’s problem with white women voters,” he said. “Hillary won about 10 million votes from women voters in the Democratic primaries — there are 52 million women voting in the general election.”

more at: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13317_Page2.html

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Awwwww, Sarahhhhh, can we get you a pillooooowwwwww????????

Posted by: Amy Poehler | September 10, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

"Lipstick on a pig" is only the FUSE.

The 18 million voters Obama stupidly ignored when he kept Hillary Clinton off the ticket is the BOMB.

He's gacking it.

He won't end up President.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Hey John, you can't hide behind Sarah Palin worship for the rest of the election. I know it's easier than talking policy, but you should take Mike Huckabee's advice and let it go. Your indignation is just going to look stupid when the long list comes out with every politician that has used that phrase in even just the last eight years, including yourself. I'm already betting on a clip of your indignation played right before a clip of you saying the same thing - next Daily Show.

Posted by: Grimmix | September 10, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Mike Huckabee, a McCain ally, doesn't think Obama was insulting Palin. He said that this is an old saying that gets used on the campaign trail, at least twice by McCain, and is used to point out something hasn't changed just because the name has changed. At least he is honorable. As Obama says, McCain's camp is playing the gender card; due to her inexperience and obvious inability to discuss issues, which McCain's camp says won't be done this election because this is a beauty contest, not a debate on the issues, they will do anything to shield her from direct questions about stances on the issues that she doesn't understand or isn't aware of. Any questions directed to her are sexist, even asking what specific act or decision she made related to the National Guard that makes her ready to be Commander in Chief. After all, she didn't even know what the duties of the VP are. For example, they say that the press shouldn't question her about her religous background, as if her sitting in on a talk at her church by someone claiming that Palistinians killing Jews is the will of God isn't relevant. Obama repudiated his former pastor; will she repudiate her's?

Posted by: ChuckB | September 10, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

"LIPSTICK ON A PIG" & "IT SMELLS LIKE FISH"

Obama described the McCain-Palin ticket while mocking the McCain campaign's new "change" message. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to a laughing Ohio audience. "It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink"

The crowd laughed and applauded.

Obama: "lipstick on a pig" & "it smells like a fish"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg

THIS IS HOW THEY BEHIND-THE-SCENES BASHED HILLARY CLINTON WITH MISOGYNISTIC CONTEMPT

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I think that Obama has gone too far & now the gloves are off. He's more vulnerable than Sarah Palin is, to people who choose to define just how bad his character is.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Attention neocons: your response strategies to any criticism are wearing thin:
1) Scream Sexism
2) Attack the media
3) Attack Obama

Whatever happened to the issues - you know, international relations; a whale of a national debt; health care; education; civil liberties?

Abortion is the smokescreen and taxcuts are the carrot.

Posted by: bam | September 10, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

OH, PLEASE, WHY ALL THE PHONY OUTRAGE FROM MCCAIN. HE'S SAID THE SAME THING IN THE PAST:

“McCain criticized Democratic contenders for offering what he called costly universal health care proposals that require too much government regulation. While he said he had not studied Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's health-care plan, he said it was "eerily reminiscent" of the failed plan she offered as first lady in the early 1990s.
‘I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," he said of her proposal.”

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2007/10/mccain_rolls_out_health_plan_a.html

Posted by: JaneDoe4 | September 10, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Obama should apologize to Palin because it is obvious from the crowd's reaction that they associated the comment with Palin and not policies.

Posted by: Alan | September 10, 2008 10:22 AM
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Only if Johnny says sorry for using his potty mouth..

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Cut me a break. So now we are not allowed to use phrases that have been used over decades because of Ms. Palin and one that McCain has used himself. Does Ms. Palin have exclusivity on lipstick references? This is much to do about nothing and again the McCain won another cycle because the media grabs on to the easy sell instead of discussing the issue of education or the perverse ad the McCain laid out yesterday.

Posted by: kaytemmel | September 10, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

can you say "petty"?

Posted by: eomcmars | September 10, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Can they really have it both ways. Palin literally came out and said she was a pit bull with lipstick. That is how she sees herself. So what does one call a female dog? It was clear that in Obama's statement that he was not referring to Palin. But everytime Obama goes on an attack on their campaign the Republicans cry foul. Don't they have nerve. You can not attack McCain or Palin without it being sexist, or un-American because he was a POW. The Republicans can dish it out but they can't take it. All through there campaign they have been complaining. The news media is bias and unfair is another one so they don't have to answer questions. All their complaints have been distractions and smoke screens and sorry to say people fall for it. McCain saw that what he was not running on was not working so he jumped on the Obama bandwagon making change his issue. Like Obama said you can put lipstick on a pig and it is still a big. Meaning that you can wrap your message in a different package but underneath it all it will still be the same message. Just like a lie is a lie is a lie. McCain is trying to wrap his messages in a pretty package, but you have to go beyond that and see the real ugly picture that is truly there. All that glitters is not gold. Do not be fooled read the fine print.

Posted by: Cokomo | September 10, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

The press has referred to Palin as a "Hockey Mom." In her speech at the convention, Palin used the media's reference to her as a "hockey mom" in the line "The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick."

Sure the "Lipstick on a Pig" comment has been used before by both sides in referring to policies proposed or supported by the candidates but Obama showed poor judgement in using the "Lipstick on a Pig" comment so soon after the RNC. The reaction of the crowd (the slow build up of applause as the crowd figured out who his comment was directed at) also shows how the comment was taken (calling Palin a pig), whether it was meant or not. Obama should not expect to get away with this if he is so sensitive about what people say when it comes to him. I remember the Obama camp reacting strongly to Hillary's use of the term "spadework" when she said that Barack Obama "hasn't done the spadework necessary to be president."

Obama should apologize to Palin because it is obvious from the crowd's reaction that they associated the comment with Palin and not policies.

Posted by: Alan | September 10, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Obama how could you? Sarah is not a pig with lipstick. Sarah made it clear that she's a dog. She's a DOG with lipstick. Get it right please, Obama. Sorry dogs with lipstick. We didn't mean to offend you.


Posted by: Andrea | September 10, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Obama has used that old saying "lipstick on a pig" numerous times on the stump - before Palin was even selected. John McCain has also used the common expression. To suggest it is a slap at Palin is just absurd.

Posted by: pasifikawv | September 10, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Obama made the comment, paused (as the crowd began to laugh), and completed his comments. Why else would the crowd laugh? Of course everyone knew he was referring to Palin's comment. Its a huge difference between saying a policy is like a pig with lipstick and hockey mom w/ lipstick. It was a poor joke on Obama's part....Say you're sorry (and admit that you're less than intelligent when making this poor joke).. The Republicans are having a feast with Obama's stumbles and mistakes...NOT ready for prime time, despite all the help from the liberal establishments...ha ha...

Posted by: martha | September 10, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Whaaa....whaaa!

Only Johnny boy can call a woman a pig....

Whaaa!

GOP...bunch of cry babies.
Maybe Mommy Palin can change your feces-filled diapers.

Posted by: :-) | September 10, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

WASN'T JUST A PIG, BUT A FISH TOO

"LIPSTICK ON A PIG" & "IT SMELLS LIKE FISH"

Obama described the McCain-Palin ticket while mocking the McCain campaign's new "change" message. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to a laughing Ohio audience. "It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink"

Obama: "lipstick on a pig" & "it smells like a fish"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/09/politics/fromtheroad/entry4433206.shtml

Isn't that mixing a porcine metaphor with an piscine one? What's the point of that kind of stretch?

I.e., What kind of lipstick-wearing pig smells like a fish, Obama?

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

I love that McCain attacked Obama for sex ed classes. When his running mates daughter is all knocked up at 16 years old. Nice parenting, ala The Spears family.

Poor Palin, her daughter committed a mortal sin, because she failed to use what's known amongst intelligent folk as a condom. Five minutes of common knowledge could have helped those rubes.

Levi could not find a condom? What an idiot. A 'f-in redneck' by his own definition.

As to Palin's running mate, well, is she going to stone him?

It says in her Bible, which she takes as the literal truth, (McCain is older than the Bible says the Earth is) that adulterers must be killed.

My question to Palin is, given that McCain abandoned his first wife in a hospital bed, what size stones are you going to use?

Posted by: Rob L. | September 10, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Isn't the former MA Governor, Jane Swift, who distorted the lipstick quote out of context the same person who had her own personl improper use of assets problem as governor? No wonder she feels close to Sarah Palin!

Posted by: Art | September 10, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

McCain is being a hypocrite by even acknowledging Obama's statement since he used the same statement when talking about Hillary. Oh and let's not forget our VP Cheney also used that statement. Is this a case of dishing it but not being able to take it? Me thinks yes! This is so stupid...

But seriously, I wish Palin would stop complaining about the "attacks" and confront the attacks head on. I want her to show that toughness she's supposed to have. Whether I support her or not I hate to see a woman in power act like a stereotypical woman. Key word in my last sentence was "stereotypical". And FYI: I am female.

Posted by: linda1413 | September 10, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

The Republican comments on here are obviously clueless!!!

Much like Bush, Cheney, they don't read well and can't comprehend the thrust of Obama's message----ATTN HE WASN'T TALKING ABOUT PALIN!

But since you and "I'm a big tough guy and a Maverick McCain" are so easily offended, I can see it worked.

Posted by: delantero | September 10, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Patriots? When I was a Republican, pre-2003, we would not have tolerated someone who…
-Voted in lockstep (90%) with a President who took the Federal Debt from $5.7 Trillion to $9.5 Trillion, in 8 years. (darn liberals!)
-Says “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,”
-Did not mention, not once, this massive, extremely dangerous deficit in his Convention speech. (Gramm-Rudman? Times have changed huh? The greatest threat to our nation did not get mentioned. Abortion now being more important.)
-Voted to pursue the ‘debacle by choice’ of an Iraq War while Bin Laden and Zawahari continue to mock us from Afghanistan.
-Supported Bush’s efforts to hide the fact that he was standing on the wall when the nation got attacked.
-Supported a President who squandered 232 years of good will.
-Reneged on his pledge to remove the language in the Republican platform that demands my wife carry and birth a rapists’ child. (fascist-that’s freedom?)
-Is an adulterer, having divorced his ill wife after she got in a disfiguring car accident. ( oh my god. He’s one mean ‘maverick.’
-Supported a President who used fear against the American people.
-Gave up on whatever last principle he had in order to get elected. Country First? Please.
--Whose VP has no experience after saying that ‘experience was the most important thing.’
-Calls his 2nd wife a c*nt in public for joking about this hair.
-Roughly pushes ladies in wheelchairs when they displease him
-Has written extensively about his temper tantrums and rash decisions. (unstable)
-Chose someone who had met once to be a heartbeat from the Presidency.
-Was the governor of the State with the highest spending per resident in the Nation.
-Tried to get books banned at the local library. (Communist/Cold War-read Orwell)
-Wanted to teach creationism in Science Class, (subverting the US Constitution. see- The Bible, which says one must forsake all allegiances for Jesus, or go to hell. )
-Was the Governor of the State with the highest taxes per resident in the Nation. (liberal)
-Fired her entire staff 10 days into term as mayor, for lack of loyalty. (see Stalin)
-Used available lever to get an enemy fired from his job, and is still lying about it. (Stalin)
-Raised taxes on corporations in Alaska. (too liberal!)
-Claims State ownership over my wife and daughter’s womb. (Stalin)
-Put a gag order on their administration as mayor of a town of 6500. (Communist)
-Milked the Federal Government for a huge series of earmarks, using lobbyists. , Sarah Palin is the highest per capita earmarker in the nation: (mad liberal)
-Used Alaska First as their campaign slogan, the same one her husband’s old party, the AIP, a secessionist organization she recorded a supportive piece for… this year! (traitor?)
-Went to six colleges in six years- (gypsy?)
-Misled America about the Bridge to Nowhere, in her first national speech, and repeatedly. (truth and honesty no longer apply.)
-Fights efforts to stem Global Warming. Enjoys killing animals (Earth is bad?)
-Wants to ban stem cell research. (anti-competitive)
-Has no International experience.
-Goes on record stating the Iraq war ”is a task from God.” (Crusader, Cheney scary)
-Goes to a Church that hosts anti-Israel speakers. (at least she picked a side.)
-Prays for the End of Days in public and on video tape, as the Governor of Alaska.
(prays for all sinful folk, and all non-Christians, to die on Judgment day. Cruel)
-Left their town mayoralty with a huge debt, taking it from $0.00 to $23,000,000 in six years, mainly for a big gym, that loses money. (more taxes)

And, perhaps worst of all, about that womb thing… Mrs Palin is insisting that my 14 year old daughter carry and birth a rapist’s child. By law. Without us having any choice in the matter. Palin is claiming the female womb as property of the state. But I don’t know anyone whose too keen on letting the State force them to sit at their own dinner table with a rapist’s baby in their wife’s belly . Makes you wonder why we fought the cold war.

I could care less about Trig or Bristol, or Levi, or whatever God Palin prays to. It’s her record that scares me. It’s what she does, not what she say. I actually was a Repub, when we were all about 1) keeping government small, 2) keeping it out of our backyard, and 3) keeping the bad guys off the shores. Under these past 8 Bush/McCain years the government has 1) grown like a weed. 2) passed an Orwellian set of surveillance laws referred to as the Patriot Act. (despite having all the info they needed to stop 9/11) and 3) gotten attacked by terrorists. And now they want to take legal control of my wife and daughter’s womb? Which brings up Sinclair Lewis quote. The bell ringer of the day, “ Fascism will arrive in this country carrying a bible and draped in flag.” Sadly, it was my old party, nee the Grand Old Party, who let it in. Patriots? I think not.

Posted by: Rob L. | September 10, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Now now my littel Republican friends, let me warm up this ba-ba, and get your binky. Don't worry, we'll get back to spending our great grandchildrens money beating up Muslim's soon.

Rednecks Unite?

Bush may be a socialist coward, who can't have a beer, who got his nations' butt kicked, who raised government spending 57% on his watch, who took away basic freedoms, but hey, oh...wait a minute...how come the Rednecks are supporting the Commies?

Posted by: Rob L. | September 10, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

If he is willing to allow young children (born) to die simply because someone made a decision to have that child killed, why should he be expected to respect mothers? Sort of like bashing Hitler for not holding the door for ladies.

Posted by: Jeff Taylor | September 10, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

doesn't Sarah Palin have enough to contend with-a pregnant daughter and a five-month old special needs child with having to hide John McCain behind her skirts?? Because it's very obvious this is the republican strategy; Make Obama run against Palin than McCain in the media and that way McCain doesn't have to answer any questions, because if he had to, he would lose...

Posted by: Stephen | September 10, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Exactly, that's why Palin doesn't stand a chance once she is exposed for the 5 colleges in 6 years dolt sport's journalist major that she is.

"" He's dangerous without a script. Nobody likes a cheap shot artist.

Posted by: Rick | September 10, 2008 10:04 AM""

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

Posted by: delantero | September 10, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

To the smarmy Reds:

Watched several of your team's videos of Obama. You know damn well that what he said had nothing to do with Palin and everything to do with your own brand of cancer.

As you damn well know, it was another accurate and innocuous comment that you Big Liars on the right have once again managed to transliterate into a complete fraud of an issue. Put a fresh coat of paint on a rotted, termite-eaten house and it's still a rotted, termite-eaten house. And more paint won't keep it from collapsing into its own basement.

Factoids? The Right’s new specialty of the house. As established “facts” go:

‘Later, it turned out that McCain himself used the phrase more than once, including last year, when he was talking about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 1990s health care plan.
‘He said last October, "I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."
‘Speaking about opponents of President Bush's Iraq strategy last year, McCain criticized their reasoning.
‘"It gets down to whether you support what is being done in this new strategy or you don't," McCain said. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig, in my view."
‘The phrase is a common one, so much so that Torie Clarke, the former Pentagon communications director in the Bush administration -- a Republican and a woman -- named her book "Lipstick on a Pig: Winning in a No-Spin Era by Someone Who Knows the Game."”

I'm sure you are squatting there, all smug that you've pulled it off again. And that "your people" will get another four or eight years to bleed the rest of us, because we're too decent and stupid to believe that people like you do politics the way you do.

What's that I hear you whispering back there in the dark? "Hahahahaha, screw you, I've got mine and I'm gonna have more of YOURS, and who gives a crap about the future?"

And I see you still have that bumper sticker on your Class A motorhome, the one that reads, "Hahahahaha, We're SPENDING Our Children's Inheritance."

Posted by: JM | September 10, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

"Never Cast Your Pearls In Front of Swine", Jesus said. And what that means is ... it's just senseless to attempt to put your "pearls" of love and your "pearls" of wisdom in front of people (i.e swine="pigs") like McCain and Palin. Swine that will simply trod your pearls of wisdom and love back down into the mud and garbage that they consume and expel ~ (Pretty good one huh ? Email me and congratulate me for 'raising the bar' at the address above. CallPablo@gmail.com ~ mahalo ~ ;)

Posted by: Pablo | September 10, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Hey Yolanda! Don't forget your lipstick today!

Posted by: Martiniano | September 10, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

When did the Repubs get to be such wusses? I know their Prez can't have a beer, is scared of the angry space god, and thinks Muslims are just Satan's oompa loompas, but when did they become the victims?

Whn, I don't know. Why,well that's obvious.

The Repubs raised govt. spending 57% under Bush. Socialism has arrived via GWBush. That man needs a beer!

As to Palin, she's a fascist on her best day.

Ban Huck Finn? Teach Creationism.Make my wife birth a rapist's child? Please. She makes Stalin look kind.

At any rate, all this whining will backfire. American's don't want to be victims, and that is all the Repubs can do with Palin.

Posted by: Rob L. | September 10, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans sure are a delicate lot! I guess we're not treating them with the proper deference.

Posted by: Martiniano | September 10, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

McCain's organization just wants to use Palin as a distraction. The real issue is that McCain has no new ideas.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Gina:
"American people are not stupid."

Lipsticks are used by women and you know which part of the female anatomy smells fishy.

Throw the bum down the fly of stairs. He is not a leader he is mental abuser and a bum.

Posted by: pete | September 10, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Cheap shot by Obama! If Obama keeps this up, the election won't even be close. He's dangerous without a script. Nobody likes a cheap shot artist.

Posted by: Rick | September 10, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Boo Hoo. The wittle Republicans got their feelings hurt.

Posted by: Tom Renda | September 10, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

To the reTuglicans Lying is not bad - you can do bad things with it, of course, as legions of reTuglicans have demonstrated.

When thinking, talking and writing about economic subjects, keep the following things in mind:

GOP policies favor the hoarding of wealth by an elect few. Those who oppose them promote the creation of wealth by providing opportunity for the many.

The GOP promotes a rigged game where wealth is inherited and business is done via secret deals; those who oppose them insist on a level playing field where wealth is achieved via a fair process.

The old frame of haves vs. have-nots is counter-productive, since people tend to identify with aspirations and identification with “have-not” is defeatist.

Even as we may hate them, we also want to be them (or at least, we want to have the freedom and possibility that attends having what they have).

Instead, their lying to message of hope that will end GOP ownership of the wealth frame revolves around the haves and the will-haves.

Although it’s less catchy rolling off the tongue, another way to frame the haves is to emphasize that they’re the “keeps” or “keep-aways,” which focuses on their greed and selfishness.

When possible, we should point to the idea that at its core we’re seeing a struggle between old money and new horizons.

They’re inbred and rule by downward pressure, while we leverage the inherent creativity bound up in America’s birthright of diversity.

Lies are also GOP policies, build walls between people and the opportunity to attain wealth through their innovation and hard work.

Those who oppose the Republicans are "building bridges" ..no pun intended to the American Dream.

The GOP-dominated establishment over the last 8 years is a system of exclusion that prevents people from earning their way up the ladder of success.

Our system is one of inclusion where people are free to achieve their destiny.

Conservative-dominated businesses are obsessed with cutting costs, which is a code-word for “people.”

Those who oppose the GOP are committed to investing in the value of human ingenuity.

While they seek to offshore opportunity..oil, jobs..etc, we the democrats promote policies that onboard American talent.

The GOP/RNC card holders, they work to preserve a small, clutching aristocracy.

We "the people" believe in promoting a meritocracy where the only limits on human achievement are the abilities of the individuals or teams involved.

Despite the cynical language they use to talk about "entitlements," "community activism" .....no class of people in the history of the world act as entitled as those who were born to privilege.

The fat and stupid feel entitled to power and money. Those of us who are lean and hungry seek nothing more than the chance to earn it through our abilities.

Existing, pro-GOP policies are a lock on the gate of opportunity. We "the people" promote policies that are a key to "community activism" which equals to universal opportunity.

When you look hard at the GOP-enabled lobbying culture that has taken over Washington, it becomes painfully clear that they’re about special interests.

The Democrats are about the public interest.

The GOP acts like a gang,"beating up old ladies"..etc

Democrats promote policies that bring talented individuals together as teams.

The GOP talks a lot about free markets, where people excel by working in their own self-interest.

However, as their policies suck the chance for real profit out of the market they foster stagnation

As we replace their policies with those that truly do allow people to reap the rewards of their work, we promote a new golden age of innovation

The GOP divides us against each other, knowing that artificial notions of red vs. blue distract us from the real issues
We unite all Americans in the pursuit of prosperity for all

In GOP Land people succeed depending on how well they’re plugged into the old-boy network

Those of us who oppose them believe in creating productivity networks

GOP policies are patently and exclusively self-serving

Our vision replaces self-serving with self-sufficient

It’s ironic that those who scream the loudest about taxes because they allow others to leech off your hard work are the ones who profit massively off of the work of others

The truth is that it’s the GOP hoarding class that leeches off of those who actually produce.

The GOP favors a world where decisions are made in a smoke-filled back room. We believe democracy and free markets work best when conducted in an open forum.

One of the most important ways that the GOP has gamed the system is through a long war to transform our schools into institutions of indoctrination to better our society..

We’re not afraid of ANY ideas - just bad ones.

peeeuuu Palin and McCaint offer moer of the same bad ideas..but they are getting more and more inane and stupider every day....

What the difference with Sarah Peeeuu Palin and a pit bull with lipstick...you can sell the dog...

Posted by: AlexP1 | September 10, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Sara Palin is the new “STEPFORD CANDIDATE“ and “STEPFORD FAMILY“ for John MCCAIN. She walks and talks like a MCCAIN CLONE. She won’t speak to the public because she is being conditioned. She lies so easily and she just doesn’t get it. How can a woman, a mother let a man rape her in the public arena by using her baby, her oldest son and her daughter for his political gain. She has allowed her innocent family to be subjected to this increasingly disturbed political fight for his life. He could not win on his own. His own family was not real enough so he brings her in. He didn’t have a teenage daughter that was pregnant. He doesn’t have a child with special needs. She can at least identify with some people in the country but by all means she does not represent or share the views of many woman in the United States. She has been calls herself names that will identify with someone that is ferocious and on the attack. I forgot one adjective: GYNOID: (from Greek γυνη, gynē - woman) is a term used to describe a robot designed to look like a human female, as compared to an android modeled after a male. At the end of this we see all the Republicans at the end of the RNC, cheering her on. WAKE ME UP. Why does America need to lead by attacking and bullying everyone in the world. They have no idea what the American people need. We won’t have to worry about 4 more years of the Republican party we won’t make it to the end of the year. McCain has said some pretty “piggish” remarks himself why don’t you replay those? LETS GET BACK TO THE ISSUES

Posted by: S. Selina Brown | September 10, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Looks like some people can't take a dose of their own medicine.

We could go so far to say this:

What's the difference between George W. Bush and Sarah Palin? Lipstick, of course

And, Palin may not have been a cheerleader

Posted by: pgb23 | September 10, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Context and politics. Get it???? No, pabarrett, Obama was not being 'literal'. He wasn't talking, literally, about lipsticks on pigs. He was using a metaphor that is admittedly used often. Even the Republicans that you guys accuse of being so slow have heard this and know it. That he said it a week (or so) after Palin used a similar analogy to refer to herself is what made the connection possible.

So, yes, most Republicans (although there are always those ten percenters...) have heard the saying and understand it. What Obama clearly didn't get when he made the comment was that this discussion was going to take place. He should know better.

Posted by: Oy | September 10, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Its just more no-substance nonsense coming from McCain's Duplicit-Talk Express campaign.

i am stunned by how negative and Swift-boaty McCain's campaign has become. I used to have some respect for his character but thought he was too much of a loose cannon.

Now, it is clear McCain lacks character, and has has sold out tothe GoP machine that brought us Bush-Cheney. McCaine is still a loose cannon and his political credentials are, at best "very average".


Not the guy I want leading this country through troubled times for the next 4 or 8 years.


Posted by: Jackson | September 10, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Well, I've been undecided, but not any more. It's impossible for me to avoid any longer the fact that John McCain is a liar, a coward, and a dishonorable man. I feel bad for his mother that she's still alive to see how this once honorable man has turned himself into.

Posted by: indep | September 10, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Hmm, so if "putting lipstick on a pig" is the language of a "mental abuser," then John McCain must be a "mental abuser" too, since he said the exact same thing about Hillary Clinton's health care plan in 2007. (Notice how Hillary didn't whine about sexism when he said it?)

And I guess McCain's own adviser, Torie Clarke, must *really* be a mental abuser, because she wrote a whole book titled "Lipstick on a Pig."

C'mon, now. Is this the best you can do?

To the McCain camp: women are not stupid. To suddenly pretend that you are the party of feminism, and the great protector of women from sexism, is the ultimate joke.

Posted by: Gina | September 10, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

To quote everyone's favorite Republican, Ronald Reagan: "There you go again". Those goofy McCain people - putting a woman on the ticket to show how egalitarian they are - then retreating to the cheap excuse of "sexism" to explain away their candidate's total lack of credentials to get any where near the Vice Presidency. Palin herself said she was a pit bull with lipstick. How is that different from a pig with lipstick? I grew up on a farm with pigs - and also worked in an urban ER where I saw what a pit bull did to a 2-year old. Let me tell you. Pigs are friendly and you can trust them. If Palin is so offended, then let her finally step up to the microphone without a prepared script - and defend HERSELF with a FACTUAL accounting of her credentials ... instead of sending out a bunch of, well - you know that WHIPPED word - girly men to do her fighting for her.

Posted by: AnitaRN | September 10, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Now let’s talk about the Governor and the little white lies and fibs she has referenced in her campaign speeches.

Oh, but she can't be questioned on that because the McCain Camp won't allow the Governor to be interviewed since it may be discovered that she will do anything, that's ANYTHING, to get her own way on topics through firing or threats of being fired. We also may discover that she doesn’t know about anything that’s happening outside of Wasilla, Alaska.

Someone mentioned something about the American Public being stupid; WE ARE STUPID. Because year after year we continue to elect idiots as our elected officials who don't have a clue, and we don't hold them accountable to their campaign promises.

In other Democratic Countries if their elected officials fail to get the job done they have a vote of support, and if the elected official fails to get that support, he's done.

Posted by: Hello | September 10, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

"Lipstick on a pig" is a comment used all the time. I don't see what the big deal is. Obama was referring to how Palin is simply George W. Bush in a dress with lipstick- their policies are exactly the same and both are ultra right wing religious extremist wackos. McCain/Palin is just more of the same crap which has ruined the USA.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

The Bush/McCain show is at it again....let's distract the people with our 'indignation' so that they won't notice that our campaign is for 4 more years of the same.
If you're willing to use the same phrase then you can't complain when someone else does the same thing...you can't have it both ways (although they keep trying to).

Posted by: Dawn | September 10, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Maybe we just need to explain things really slowly to the republicans on this list (just like talking to W). Barack was being literal, but Palin is the Lipstick - not the pig. The Pig is the 8 years of incompentence and folly that we have all lived through.

Now it is still an insult. But the truly funny part is that Palin's people can't even understand that the joke is on them.

Posted by: pabarrett | September 10, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Joe Biden should start wearing lipstick so Palin can't cry sexism at every turn!

Posted by: missdc | September 10, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: amy
"I was a democrat all my life, but first I am a women, a mother and worked all my life and took my kid's to work, so here comes a woman who know's what it is to raise kid's and work and regardless of the politics of my party, and it make's me sick, the good ole boy network is the democrat party......I will vote a very different ticket this time around."

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Perhaps you should because it appears from your comment that you are just as shallow as the Republicans.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

First off, Palin is the one who brought lipstick in to the mix. Second the same comment was used by McCain.

I'm so sick of hearing about the Hocky Mom epidemic. There are a lot woman who don't have children, what about us. What we are not strong because we don't have children. Palin is targeting the typical conservative, white american women which shows my she only cares about certain types of people.

How can minorities vote for a party that doesn't care about the all the ethnic groups in the country.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

If I were you Democrats, I would hurl any leader who is mentally abusing like Obama down the fly of stairs.

Posted by: pete | September 10, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Dumb comment only because of Palin's use last week. Of course he wasn't calling her a pig, but that doesn't matter. This will be exploited exactly as McCain's comment about his houses was. Another dumb move, Obama. Think next time.

Posted by: Oy | September 10, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

whiney pit bulls, ineffective, corrupt republican party.

Posted by: jama | September 10, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig," Obama went on, and the crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers. "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years. We've had enough of the same old thing."

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One thing this tells me about Senator Obama is that he tells the truth.

Where in this statement does this in any way point the finger at Sara Palin ... unless she and the Republican party actually see her as a pig.

It still amazes me how the Republicans can say what they want, name-call all they want, insult all they want, distort the truth all they want ... and it's okay.

Since the convention they have thought everything little "Sara bull dog" said was cute. Well ... it's not.

She wants to play politics and throw mud, then she's going to get bricks thrown back at her. If she can't stand it, she needs to pack her little tail up and go back to Alaska.

Posted by: luvmynaturalhair | September 10, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

The ‘Lipstick on a pig” comment is Obama’s ‘Dukakis wearing a tank helmet’ moment. Barack is finished. Bill Dodd, Clearwater, Florida
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Naw, I think this is your "Bush declaring 'Mission Accomplished'" moment.


Posted by: Skeptic21 | September 10, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

pure crap -- plain and simple -- the Bush/McCain folks want to convince you to look at anything other than the real issues in this campaign. are we stupid enough to fall for it?

Posted by: pigstick | September 10, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

This double-speak redux by the McCain-Palin camp panders to the lowest common denominator; they won't talk issues so they resort to card-playing (POW, gender, etc.) while other real issues go unaddressed. I'll say this: there's not enough cheap lipstick imported from China for this pig; a pig with lipstick is still a pig. And I don't apologize for the analogy!

Posted by: Black and Bitter Like Morning Coffee | September 10, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

It's an old expression, as anyone with 5 IQ points knows. Obama was referring to the THEMES of the McCain-Palin campaign, not to either McCain or Palin personally. Just knock it off, all you quick-to-take-offense types.

Posted by: ghostof'lectricity | September 10, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans think we're stupid. We think they're a joke.

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | September 10, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

That's right, Obama's words meant nothing. He is just another mental abuser of his own people.

Posted by: pete | September 10, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Obama meant nothing of the sort, as anyone with half a brain knows.

That said, if the shoe fits, wear it.

Posted by: Richard from Brooklyn Fuhgedaboutit | September 10, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

I'm confused, why does the McCain Camp think that when someone uses the phrase "lipstick on a pig" that the comment was linked to the Governor?

Has the Governor done something that someone would denigrate lipstick? Has she done something that ties her to a farm animal? Are there pigs in Alaska?

Can someone supply me with a transcript of the Governors acceptance speech, because for the life of me, I can't remember all the punch lines that she used?

Let's see, there was her nickname of "Sarah Barracuda." Oh no, didn't Senator Obama make reference to wrapping fish in newspaper, but it still stinks when referencing John McCain's policies?

Now we can't ever talk about health care and the struggles of mothers with special needs children because of Sarah's young son Trig.

And now with the Governor's Son being transferred to Iraq, the Democrats won't be able to talk about the Iraq or Afghanistan War because that just may upset the Governor.

Hey, how about the economy? Well we will have to be careful how we express our dissatisfaction with the current state of the economy. We won't be able to talk about how people...Oops I can't talk about that...


Posted by: Hello | September 10, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

JB in Wayne, NJ wrote:

"Yolanda,
You and Palin must be delusional if you think that that comment was sexist. You guys just try to keep heaping on the crap so you won't have to deal with issues. You are a bunch of whackos."

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JB in Wayne, NJ:

SAY IT AGAIN LOUDER WITH CAPS LOCK ON!!! I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO MISS THE TRUTH OF YOUR COMMENT.

Posted by: luvmynaturalhair | September 10, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Just wondering: is the McCain camp running the media now? Why does the media play right into their hands like this? With all the issues affecting us and troubles in the world, THIS is the lead story? How convenient; it allowed the media to avoid doing its job for yet another day. As a former journalist, I'm sickened by this.

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The media is NOT owned by a bunch of hippies its owned by corporations who get their money from other corporations.

Last time I checked corporations werent in the back pockets of the Democrats.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Obama:
"American people are not stupid."
"Puting lipstick on a pig."

This is the kind of language of an mental abuser of his people.

Posted by: pete | September 10, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Re the McCain campaign's criticism of Obama's "lipstick on a pig" remark, wasn't it John McCain who told the "joke" that began "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?" As I recall his Republican audience thought it was hilarious.

It will take more than "lipstick" to clean up their act!

Posted by: Tom_Severns | September 10, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

The Obama needs to address the “pig” comments head on. trash McCain for overreacting and then keep hammering them until McCain-Palin is back on defense. They have to be on defense for Obama to have a shot.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | September 10, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

McCain is so out of touch, he doesn't even get the analogy. Let me spell it out so that even Stevie Wonder could see it. Sarah Palin is the hot red lipstick trying dress up the old tired and out of gas pig named John McCain. Duh!

Posted by: Todd | September 10, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

QUICK: The McCain campaign says the sky is indeed not blue after all. The media run with it, because of the McCain press release.

Film at 11.

This is what this campaign has devolved into? This is what passes as journalism? NOT. The dumbing down of America.

Let the campaigns fight it out in their own press releases. Just because it's a press release does NOT make it newsworthy.

Posted by: Captain John | September 10, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Obama's statement is a non-issue. McCain has used the term numerous times in the past just as this blog points out. When McCain used his "pig" reference when referring to Hillary, Hillary didn't whine about it or cry sexism.

I'm sure the world is watching and Putin, Ahmahejad, and Chavez are laughing their a$$e$ off with this McCain-Palin ticket.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | September 10, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Let's talk about McCain's cruel and sexist joke about Chelsea Clinton when she was just a kid. Or his cheating on his first wife with Cindy. Or his crude rape joke. Or his calling his wife a c**t in public. Let's call out the real sexist pig in the race -- John McCain. If chronic lying and creating silly smokescreens are McCain's idea of putting country first, God help America!

Posted by: ss | September 10, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Come on, McCain/Palin supporters, give it a rest. Please refute the actual charges that Obama is making -- that you are not the ticket of change, that you're actually not Bush 2.0. Offer up why you are NOT what Obama describes... instead of this silly distraction.

Sen. McCain used the same "lipstick on a pig" phrase to describe Hillary Clinton's health care plan. I don't remember Jane Swift getting up in arms about that comment -- and I do believe Sen. Clinton also wears lipstick.

Sen. Obama is also repeatedly questioned about his experience and qualifications to become commander in chief, and I don't remember anyone from the Obama camp calling that "racist."

Answer the charges, tell us about your position on the issues. Stop this nonsenses, otherwise I'm tuning out.

Posted by: Leelee | September 10, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse


That remark showed very, very poor judgment. Rather like his remark that Jerusalem should be the undivided capital of Israel (real capital, Tel Aviv.) Next day, er, not so much.

Remember the way Obama pounced on 100 years in Iraq, much as one might say 'if it takes a hundred years, white women will get the DNC for what they did to Hillary'? Remember that? Well, Karma is a B, dollface.

2012.

Posted by: Chicago1 | September 10, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

"The ‘Lipstick on a pig” comment is Obama’s ‘Dukakis wearing a tank helmet’ moment. Barack is finished. Bill Dodd, Clearwater, Florida


Posted by: martha dodd"

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Dream on ...

Posted by: luvmynaturalhair | September 10, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Just wondering: is the McCain camp running the media now? Why does the media play right into their hands like this? With all the issues affecting us and troubles in the world, THIS is the lead story? How convenient; it allowed the media to avoid doing its job for yet another day. As a former journalist, I'm sickened by this.

Posted by: Tom | September 10, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

From: MUSLIM BROTHER II
To: MUSLIM BROTHER I

Please don't destroy the Great Satan just yet - I still need those welfare checks for me and my wives.

Posted by: pgr88 | September 10, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Not only does Hussein disrespect women but his
ingratitude to even his own grandmother, a woman who
got thrown under the bus by Hussein when he needed to
goad the national media into sympathy, his ingratitude
exceeds even his stupidity in dissing any woman without
regard to her accomplishments.

Posted by: JamesT | September 10, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

I worked last night making phone calls for Barack. It was my first time making calls since the RNC, and second time ever.

It was absolutely amazing to see how Caribou Barbie has motivated we Dems. That first night there were four of us making calls, but last night there were ten of us.

The enthusiasm in the place made me look forward to making calls next week and the November election.

Posted by: Karl Rove is a big fat Pig | September 10, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse


Last October, asked about Sen. Hillary Clinton's health care plan, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was blunt. McCain said Clinton's proposal was "eerily" similar to the ill-fated plan she devised in 1993. "I think they put some lipstick on a pig," he said, "but it's still a pig." (from abc news blog)

Poor McCain, this is another proof that you're just too old to remember what you said less than a year ago. Or, you simply lack class. Stop smear politics and focus on real issues.

Posted by: Carolyn | September 10, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

The RNC: The Art of Deflection. A possible title for a book that the RNC should undertake to the write. How adept they are at avoidance. Does the term "Teflon Don" come to mind? I am so sick of hearing conservatives cry foul when they themselves are most often the initiators of the foul.

Posted by: jett2054@aol.com | September 10, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

The ‘Lipstick on a pig” comment is Obama’s ‘Dukakis wearing a tank helmet’ moment. Barack is finished. Bill Dodd, Clearwater, Florida

Posted by: martha dodd | September 10, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Hillary didnt whine when McKane called her a pig....

Posted by: Tori | September 10, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like we will have a commerical about McCain using the lipstick comment against Hillary about Healthcare...I also wonder how can a party who is against a women's right to her body and equal pay can claim Sexism?

MCBUSH better watch out because if he keeps hiding behind the apron strings he might start losing men who arent big fans of women playing the Gender Card.

Posted by: Becky | September 10, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Like many of us have been saying, just say one little thing that the RNC doesn't like and they pounce. The Repubs introduced lipstick into the campaign. That leaves the choice of animals other than pitbulls for the Dems to use in making comparisons. Actually, the Dems could make an effective argument for talking about lipstick on pitbulls, but instead they chose a kinder animal. The RNC jumps at anything. They dish it out, but they cannot take it. The historical record is there.

Yes, the Repubs can dish it out, but they cannot take it. They are whiners! They are big time whinera!

Posted by: Earl C | September 10, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

There goes Magoo - playing the refs again.

Magoo and Palin have ZERO capacity to address issues.

Posted by: Vote for Palin - she's Wailin' | September 10, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Enough, Devout Muslim, we read you the first time.

Posted by: Sharon | September 10, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

CALLING ALL MUSLIM BROTHERS:


George Bush has brought America to its knees!

1. He has substantially weakened their military

2. He has destroyed the American Economy

3. He has destroyed American integity and Goodwill around the world

4. He has destroyed the Enviornment and does not believe in Global Warming

5. He allowed the United States to be attacked while he was president

GOOD BROTHER MUSLIMS YOU MUST NOW DRIVE A DAGGER THROUGH THE HEART OF AMERICA......YOU MUST VOTE FOR MCCAIN/PAILIN.

Muslim brothers with the help of your republican brothers you can destroy America!

VOTE MCCAIN/PAILIN............VOTE TO DESTROY AMERICA!!

Muslim brothers your long wait is almost over....the evil Satan can be destroyed. Help republicans destroy America. You must vote for McCain/Palin!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER MUSLIMS!!!!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER REPUBLICANS!!!!!!

TOGETHER WE CAN DESTROY AMERICA!!!!!!

Posted by: DEVOUT MUSLIM | September 10, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

McCain criticized Democratic contenders studied Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's health-care plan, he said . . . .
"I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," he said of her proposal.

Posted by: E.P.Stewart | September 10, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

CALLING ALL MUSLIM BROTHERS:


George Bush has brought America to its knees!

1. He has substantially weakened their military

2. He has destroyed the American Economy

3. He has destroyed American integity and Goodwill around the world

4. He has destroyed the Enviornment and does not believe in Global Warming

5. He allowed the United States to be attacked while he was president

GOOD BROTHER MUSLIMS YOU MUST NOW DRIVE A DAGGER THROUGH THE HEART OF AMERICA......YOU MUST VOTE FOR MCCAIN/PAILIN.

Muslim brothers with the help of your republican brothers you can destroy America!

VOTE MCCAIN/PAILIN............VOTE TO DESTROY AMERICA!!

Muslim brothers your long wait is almost over....the evil Satan can be destroyed. Help republicans destroy America. You must vote for McCain/Palin!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER MUSLIMS!!!!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER REPUBLICANS!!!!!!

TOGETHER WE CAN DESTROY AMERICA!!!!!!

Posted by: DEVOUT MUSLIM | September 10, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

CALLING ALL MUSLIM BROTHERS:


George Bush has brought America to its knees!

1. He has substantially weakened their military

2. He has destroyed the American Economy

3. He has destroyed American integity and Goodwill around the world

4. He has destroyed the Enviornment and does not believe in Global Warming

5. He allowed the United States to be attacked while he was president

GOOD BROTHER MUSLIMS YOU MUST NOW DRIVE A DAGGER THROUGH THE HEART OF AMERICA......YOU MUST VOTE FOR MCCAIN/PAILIN.

Muslim brothers with the help of your republican brothers you can destroy America!

VOTE MCCAIN/PAILIN............VOTE TO DESTROY AMERICA!!

Muslim brothers your long wait is almost over....the evil Satan can be destroyed. Help republicans destroy America. You must vote for McCain/Palin!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER MUSLIMS!!!!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER REPUBLICANS!!!!!!

TOGETHER WE CAN DESTROY AMERICA!!!!!!

Posted by: DEVOUT MUSLIM | September 10, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

CALLING ALL MUSLIM BROTHERS:


George Bush has brought America to its knees!

1. He has substantially weakened their military

2. He has destroyed the American Economy

3. He has destroyed American integity and Goodwill around the world

4. He has destroyed the Enviornment and does not believe in Global Warming

5. He allowed the United States to be attacked while he was president

GOOD BROTHER MUSLIMS YOU MUST NOW DRIVE A DAGGER THROUGH THE HEART OF AMERICA......YOU MUST VOTE FOR MCCAIN/PAILIN.

Muslim brothers with the help of your republican brothers you can destroy America!

VOTE MCCAIN/PAILIN............VOTE TO DESTROY AMERICA!!

Muslim brothers your long wait is almost over....the evil Satan can be destroyed. Help republicans destroy America. You must vote for McCain/Palin!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER MUSLIMS!!!!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER REPUBLICANS!!!!!!

TOGETHER WE CAN DESTROY AMERICA!!!!!!

Posted by: DEVOUT MUSLIM | September 10, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

McCain feigns insult at the silly claim that Obama called Governor
Palin lipstick on a pig. They've got it all wrong. The McCain plan
to drill offshore but stop existing incentives for solar and
wind---that's lipstick on a pig. The McCain non-plan for dealing with
the epidemic of foreclosures---that's lipstick on a pig. The
Republican failure to regulate the financial markets leading to a
market collapse---that's lipstick on a pig. The failure to deal with
Al Qaida where it lives, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, while waving
flags and questioning the patriotism of others---that's lipstick on a
pig. Doing nothing while our health care bankrupts us---that's
lipstick on a pig. Doing nothing as college education slips out of
the grasp of our children---that's lipstick on a pig. The McCain plan
to give ever larger tax breaks for the richest and saying it will
trickle down---that's lipstick on a true porker. Governor Palin is
none of these. She's not lipstick on a pig. She's lipstick on a
beauty queen.

Posted by: sscroggi | September 10, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

CALLING ALL MUSLIM BROTHERS:


George Bush has brought America to its knees!

1. He has substantially weakened their military

2. He has destroyed the American Economy

3. He has destroyed American integity and Goodwill around the world

4. He has destroyed the Enviornment and does not believe in Global Warming

5. He allowed the United States to be attacked while he was president

GOOD BROTHER MUSLIMS YOU MUST NOW DRIVE A DAGGER THROUGH THE HEART OF AMERICA......YOU MUST VOTE FOR MCCAIN/PAILIN.

Muslim brothers with the help of your republican brothers you can destroy America!

VOTE MCCAIN/PAILIN............VOTE TO DESTROY AMERICA!!

Muslim brothers your long wait is almost over....the evil Satan can be destroyed. Help republicans destroy America. You must vote for McCain/Palin!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER MUSLIMS!!!!

ALLAH AKBAR BROTHER REPUBLICANS!!!!!!

TOGETHER WE CAN DESTROY AMERICA!!!!!!

Posted by: DEVOUT MUSLIM | September 10, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

The GOP ticket has nothing substantive to run on, so they set up paper tigers to knock down on behalf of Sarah Palin.

I thought she was tough, I thought she was independent? Who cares what anybody may or may not have said about her? If she wants to be VP and likely president of this country, she can't be made of glass.

Posted by: Justin | September 10, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

One has to admit, however, that given the CONTEXT of the situation wherein just days ago, Governor Palin used "lipstick" self-referentially in her speech, Senator Obama's choice of colloquialism was inept, at best, and "conduct unbecoming" at worst.

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Really? Since when is it acceptable for a candidate to stake a claim to a common english word? Poor Sarah likes to use the word 'lipstick' to fire up her audiences, so Obama has to change the way he talks in order to be sensitive?

Give me a break. If Americans are moved even half an inch by this petty crybaby act, they deserve her as their potential commander-in-chief. I just feel sorry for the rest of the world. I think Bush and Rove must have wrung every last ounce of integrity out of McCain when they pulled this kind of garbage on him back in 2000.

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

As soon as it came out of his mouth, I immediately thought of Palin, and so did the audience. Everyone knows he was calling Palin a pig. This is very bad for Obama.

Posted by: Kate | September 10, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe how fast this campaign has gotten nasty & dirty!!! Now all the news media outlets can talk about is a "pig comment"!!! Its amazing to me that when McBlame says the SAME comment in regards to Hillary's health care proposal NO ONE accused him of calling her a pig. But of course, NOW when OBAMA says the same comment, he's accused of calling Palin a pig. YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!! Is this actually the behavior of rational mature adults or are we back in jr. high school? I just watched FOX/fix news and they're actually implying that YES Obama meant to call her a pig while they convienently ommitted McShame's same comment about Hillary. Now, that doesn't surprise me at all of course since everyone knows how slanted they are to RepubliCONs. But now every other media outlet is hopping on the same bandwagon. Lets be fair people! It seems to me we should have one rule. If Obama was calling Palin a pig, then McCain was calling Hillary Clinton one. If McCain wasn't, then Obama wasn't. End of story. Focus on the friggin' issues and leave this childish crap on the playground!!

We are being cheated people. Cheated out our 1 chance to REALLY make a difference in our children's lives. McCain talks about change then turns around and hires Steve Schmidt to head his campaign. The same man who ran Bush's campaign in '00. The same man who was behind the smear campaign AGAINST MCCAIN in SC by suggesting his adopted black daughter was really his illegitimate love child!!! Does that matter to McShame? HELL NO!!! Its all about winning now and ALL the stops are being pulled out. Lets face it, at his age (72) this is his last shot at the Oval office and he's going to do EVERYTHING to acheive his goal. Even run the kind of negative campaign he swore he wouldn't. Even if it means using Karl Rove behind the scenes. After all, "Bush's Brain" did such a great job beating him before, didn't he???

Matter of fact, I think its time to take this criminal out of the equation don't you?!?

http://sendkarlrovetojail.com

Wake up people...Our country needs you to make the right choice! Eight is Enough!!!!!!


Posted by: Kimberly | September 10, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Ahhh...while I think the comment is hilarious...it also is telling about the "Change" candidate Obama. No change...just more of the same smear.

Sarah has dutifully undergone scrutiny and continues to march forward while making inroads into Barack's presidency chances.

Ignoring all personal evaluations, it does come down to several things:
More taxes with Obama or less with McCain
More government spending with Obama or less with McCain
More safety with McCain or less with Obama
More illegal immigration with Obama or less with McCain
More government (socialist) solutions for healthcare with Obama or less with McCain
More business friendly atmosphere with McCain or less with Obama
More energy independence with McCain or less with Obama

Obama is a socialist. Those that are voting for him think:
A.) killing babies is a great reason to vote him in
B.) the government can take care of them better than they can take care of themselves
C.) business is evil because it makes profit
D.) that the "rich" deserve to pay more because thats fair
E.) That entitlement is a good word
F.) That more pay for failing schools is a good thing
G.) That a weaker military is a good thing
H.) That the 2nd amendment should be rewritten

Way to go Obama supporters. If you compare your logic to those of communist/socialist states there is a good correlation. Your parents and grandparents are turning over in their graves.

By the way..yes...I do NOT care if the government listens to my phone calls if it means a terrorist attack is stopped.

Keep up the good work Sarah Palin and John McCain. I feel VICTORY!

Posted by: MakeUsProud | September 10, 2008 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Joe- NARAL on the bill-“Consistent with our position last year, NARAL does not oppose passage of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act ... floor debate served to clarify the bill’s intent and assure us that it is not targeted at Roe v. Wade or a woman’s right to choose.”

Iowa Farmer- When we're talking global warming, why does sugar cane have to be grown domestically? Send the corn to Quaker and Kellog's and reduce my food prices. You ddin't address the fact that corn ethanol DOES NOTHING to decrease our dependence on foreign oil because it uses as much as it replaces!

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Scott,

You can say that, but it fails to explain why Obama supported the bill when the only change made was the language protecting abortion rights. Clearly this was the only sticking point with him, so it seems pretty straightfoward to conclude that he did not agree with NARAL that the rights were adequately protected. It had absolutely nothing to do with infant protection, which is what the bill's authors (and you) want everybody to believe it is about, and for which there were already existing laws established.

Regarding corn ethanol, I think it's already been said what this has to do with global warming -- nothing. The decision to support corn ethanol is not an environmental one, it is a national security one. The goal is not reduction of emissions, it is the elimination of foreign energy dependence. Other technology much cleaner than corn *or* sugar ethanol (or any type of combustion) is emerging even today and will eventually replace whatever ethanol solution we pursue. If sugar cane happened to grow in the US, it would be fantastic, because then we could pursue both goals simultaneously. But the first goal is the elimination of foreign dependence within 10 years.

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 8:06 AM | Report abuse

From Today's Wall Street Journal!

Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge
By JIM DEMINT
September 10, 2008

"But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up." -- Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008

In politics, words are cheap. What really counts are actions. Democrats and Republicans have talked about fiscal responsibility for years. In reality, both parties have a shameful record of wasting hundreds of billions of tax dollars on pork-barrel projects.

My Senate colleague Barack Obama is now attacking Gov. Sarah Palin over earmarks. Having worked with both John McCain and Mr. Obama on earmarks, and as a recovering earmarker myself, I can tell you that Mrs. Palin's leadership and record of reform stands well above that of Mr. Obama.

Let's compare.

Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in the state's history. She cut nearly 10% of Alaska's budget this year, saving state residents $268 million. This included vetoing a $30,000 van for Campfire USA and $200,000 for a tennis court irrigation system. She succinctly justified these cuts by saying they were "not a state responsibility."

Meanwhile in Washington, Mr. Obama voted for numerous wasteful earmarks last year, including: $12 million for bicycle paths, $450,000 for the International Peace Museum, $500,000 for a baseball stadium and $392,000 for a visitor's center in Louisiana.

Mrs. Palin cut Alaska's federal earmark requests in half last year, one of the strongest moves against earmarks by any governor. It took real leadership to buck Alaska's decades-long earmark addiction.

Mr. Obama delivered over $100 million in earmarks to Illinois last year and has requested nearly a billion dollars in pet projects since 2005. His running mate, Joe Biden, is still indulging in earmarks, securing over $90 million worth this year.

Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation's budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.

When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, siding with the old boys' club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.

Mrs. Palin has proven courageous by taking on big spenders in her own party. In March of this year, the Anchorage Daily News reported that, "Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is aggravated about what he sees as Gov. Sarah Palin's antagonism toward the earmarks he uses to steer federal money to the state."

Mr. Obama had a chance to take on his party when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a sham ethics bill, which was widely criticized by watchdog groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste for shielding earmarks from pubic scrutiny. But instead of standing with taxpayers, Mr. Obama voted for the bill. Today, he claims he helped write the bill that failed to clean up Washington.

Mr. Obama has shown little restraint on earmarks until this year, when he decided to co-sponsor an earmark moratorium authored by Mr. McCain and myself. Mr. Obama is vulnerable on this issue, and he knows it. That is why he is lashing out at Mrs. Palin and trying to hide his own record.

Mrs. Palin is one of the strongest antiearmark governors in America. If more governors around the country would do what she has done, we would be much closer to fixing our nation's fiscal problems than we are.

Mrs. Palin's record here is solid and inspiring. She will help Mr. McCain shut down the congressional favor factory, and she has a record to prove it. Actions mean something. You can't just make stuff up.

Mr. DeMint, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from South Carolina.

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 7:50 AM | Report abuse

Oh, for the love of God. That's not even close to a gender stereotype, but the Repubs will gripe and moan about it, so everyone will think he called Sarah Palin a pig. Do any Repubs. have even a smidgen of a sense of fairness or honor? Oh, that's right, I forgot who I was talking about for a minute.

This campaign is getting so disgusting.

Posted by: Mazarin | September 10, 2008 7:49 AM | Report abuse

Everyone is missing the point. Obama was saying that Palin is the lipstick and McCain is the pig - Palin is the newspaper and McCain is the fish. So infact he complimented Palin and insulted McCain. It is a very accurate analogy that clearly illustrates the trick republicans are trying to pull on the America people to get their pig elected. That pig being John McCain. But lipstick smears and wears off quickly. It needs to be re-applied, which is why McCain keeps Palin so close on the campaign trail. Without Palin to make McCain look good everyone will see him for what he really is.

Also not enough attention is being paid to the fact that Palin is an unknown quantity who is turning out to be quite deceptive, vindictive and extreme and alot of her attraction to voters come down to her looks, compared to Obama and McCain. So even if the analogy is applied to her it is very accurate and highlights how her looks are bing used to manipulate voters. She looks good but she is a pig of a politician. The lip-stick on a pig analogy is also an accurate discription of McCains lies about being an agent of change and a maverick.

All three interpretations of the lipstick/pig analogy clearly describes how the America people are being deceived by the McCain Palin ticket. A vote for Palin and McCain truly is a vote for lipstick on a pig, whichever way you look at it. After two weeks of republican hype and hoopla Obama has very accurately described the republican ticket in a way that everyone can easily understand.

Posted by: Trutheriser | September 10, 2008 7:40 AM | Report abuse

If McCain would make some type of statement and the media played it off as racial then Obama supporters would be all over that. I don't find what Obama said offensive at all. Only thing I find offensive is that he is going to SMALL TOWN AMERICA and acting like he actually gives a damn about them. Ask the people of PA what he said in Scranton and then what he said ABOUT THEM in California. He needs to stick to just the facts and what he is going to do for the country. And all of you people that continue to SLAM Bush. WHY? What has he done to you? After 9/11 the whole country was screaming REVENGE. When he put that into action everyone was THRILLED, now years later we are still trying to fight the bad guys. BUT now everyone hates him because of the war. Is it that easy to jump over the fence? What happens if we pull everyone out and it happens again? Will we be ok with it and deal with it? Not go to war or defend ourselves? I agree that it has gone on for a very very long time but I also know you can't fight terrorism overnight or in 6 months/1 year. Just remember what motivated this to begin with. WMD were just an excuse, the real reason was because the AMERICAN people wanted justice and they wanted it IMMEDIATELY. I hear no one speaking of the job losses in this country. Was that not a DEMOCRAT that passed the bill to allow our AMERICAN jobs to go overseas? THINK SO...now here we sit with an overabundance of illegals, major corporations moving out of this country and no jobs for what used to be the working middle class. Who by the way, was the backbone of this country. Until the country put too much weight on their backs and they broke. If you want real change, how about asking the AMERCIAN GOVERNMENT to take a pay cut. Make them start putting into Social Security and see how things get fixed quickly. So if either candidate really wants to make a change, THEN START THERE. Delta employees took pay cuts to ensure Delta survived. Armored company personnel took pay cuts for the same reason. So why not our government? Why tax the crap out of me if they are not willing to "DO THEIR PART" in helping the economy. Do they honestly need those 6 figure salaries? DOUBT IT...
Just some food for thought while everyone is slamming each other. Talk about real issues not just some gender bias crap. That happens every day every where but no one writes about it in the local papers.

Posted by: travlnjulz | September 10, 2008 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Remember Issues People?

Two Embarrasingly indefensible Obama Issues-

1. Corn Ethanol
-leads to global warming using one unit of petroleum for every unit replaced
-raises food prices
-7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol (which McCain favors)
(BUT great for Illinois farmers!)

2. Infant Protection Act

-Opposes medical attention for infants who survive LEGAL abortions, not making them illegal
-Obama lied about wording of the Illinois law, later admitting that it was the same wording as in the federal bill
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Obama- shows no shame in pandering to farmers and more radical than abortion advocates.

Comments Obama More Pro-Choice Than NARAL

HumanEvents.com

12/26/2006
Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) portrays himself as a thoughtful Democrat who carefully considers both sides of controversial issues, but his radical stance on abortion puts him further left on that issue than even NARAL Pro-Choice America.

In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions. That same year a similar federal law, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, was signed by President Bush. Only 15 members of the U.S. House opposed it, and it passed the Senate unanimously on a voice vote.

Both the Illinois and the federal bill sought equal treatment for babies who survived premature inducement for the purpose of abortion and wanted babies who were born prematurely and given live-saving medical attention.

When the federal bill was being debated, NARAL Pro-Choice America released a statement that said,
But Obama voted against this bill in the Illinois senate and killed it in committee. Twice, the Induced Infant Liability Act came up in the Judiciary Committee on which he served. At its first reading he voted “present.” At the second he voted “no.”

The bill was then referred to the senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, which Obama chaired after the Illinois Senate went Democratic in 2003. As chairman, he never called the bill up for a vote.

Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies’ being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Stanek told me her testimony “did not faze” Obama.

In the second hearing, Stanek said, “I brought pictures in and presented them to the committee of very premature babies from my neonatal resuscitation book from the American Pediatric Association, trying to show them unwanted babies were being cast aside. Babies the same age were being treated if they were wanted!”

“And those pictures didn’t faze him [Obama] at all,” she said.

At the end of the hearing, according to the official records of the Illinois State senate, Obama thanked Stanek for being “very clear and forthright,” but said his concern was that Stanek had suggested “doctors really don’t care about children who are being born with a reasonable prospect of life because they are so locked into their pro-abortion views that they would watch an infant that is viable die.” He told her, “That may be your assessment, and I don’t see any evidence of that. What we are doing here is to create one more burden on a woman and I can’t support that.”
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Joe- NARAL on the bill-“Consistent with our position last year, NARAL does not oppose passage of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act ... floor debate served to clarify the bill’s intent and assure us that it is not targeted at Roe v. Wade or a woman’s right to choose.”

Iowa Farmer- When we're talking global warming, why does sugar cane have to be grown domestically? Send the corn to Quaker and Kellog's and reduce my food prices. You ddin't address the fact that corn ethanol DOES NOTHING to decrease our dependence on foreign oil because it uses as much as it replaces!

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

Didn't Palin refer to herself as a dog? How is Obama being sexist even if he specifically WAS referring to her? Heck, lets just continue to call her the mongrel she likes to be.

Posted by: Lynne | September 10, 2008 6:36 AM | Report abuse

What do some disrespectful people call a strong-willed, powerful or even a mean woman? Well, many refer to her by the female version of a canine which would be a B****. Sarah Palin dearest says the only difference between herself and a canine (Bulldog) is lipstick. My, my but she is one hell of a self-descriptive B****!!

Posted by: Sherri | September 10, 2008 6:21 AM | Report abuse

"Lipstick on a pit bull"???

Would that be a male or a female pit bull?

McCain's attitude toward women? His own wife, even? Hillary, Chelsea Clinton?

Hypocritical much, GOP?

Posted by: flarrfan | September 10, 2008 6:16 AM | Report abuse

hah! that made me laugh so hard. Obama streets ahead of the redneck yokels.

Posted by: kk | September 10, 2008 5:46 AM | Report abuse

The Media, journalist, and reporters have failed the American people once again. The media is letting Palin run around running off with her mouth and nobody doesn't know who she is. Secondly, they know the Mccain campaign didn't vet her proberly and doesn't think she ready to be vice president let alone President but instead of pressuring her to give a press conference or answer voters questions, they let her get away with more than any other candidate. Hillary Clinton, nor Obama could not get away with less scrutiny than Palin. It has never happened when a vice president has never had a press conference in this amount of time that Palin is aloud. The media should be more hard on Palin because it is possible if they win this election that we may have her as president. That sounds pretty scary too me.

Posted by: Janet | September 10, 2008 5:45 AM | Report abuse

It's going to be a little tricky to type this comment with my eyes rolling, but really, if Obama WAS making a reference to the Republican ticket, it seems to me that a more sophisticated interpretation would be McCain=pig, Palin=lipstick.

Sometimes I wish a critical thinking test were part of the voter registration process.

Posted by: k | September 10, 2008 5:36 AM | Report abuse

It is really pathetic to see the Republicans come out against Obama for this. Things are seriously wrong with the United States and its position in the world is starting to crumble due to policies pursued by Bush. You people who are now so offended have no idea just how serious the situation is in this country. You do not want to talk about the problems facing us, but instead along with the Republicans, will indulge in identity politics which are completely meaningless.
Palin can read a speech which essentially contained one lie after another and that did not bother you one bit. McCain/Palin will continue the Bush tax cuts which are killing this country and hurting working families, especially women who work. Obama wants to give a tax cut to Americans who earn less than $250,000, which includes the vast majority of the population. That does not matter to you, instead an oft used comment about lipstick on a pig is what will decide your vote. Palin makes a comment which demeans community organizers who help people in difficult straits (you might think that a church pastor is also something of a community organizer). Still, this does not matter to you.
You fall victim to a pathetic Republican attempt to spin an everyday used phrase. Are you really that easily fooled? How can you people be so irresponsible? You are embarrassing this country.

Posted by: jegumz | September 10, 2008 5:28 AM | Report abuse

Register to vote at

http://www.bop-o-rama.com.

Let's get McCain's number over 600,000 today!

Go Team Obama!

Posted by: Team Obama! | September 10, 2008 5:22 AM | Report abuse

that is hilarious!! - love the way he calls her out with wit. wonder how the pig in bulldogs clothing will react.

oh yeh!! she wont because she's too scared to be interviewed. This is going to be hilarious Obama and Biden taking crack shots and she can't do anything about it unless she's willing to be asked about her backward ways.

Posted by: kk | September 10, 2008 5:21 AM | Report abuse

Urban dictionary definition of putting lipstick of a pig:
"A term used by many, generally in reference to someone who may be trying to make something or someone look appealing or attractive when it quite clearly will not work, or will only deceive the dumbest of people.
Car salesmen are generally good at "putting lipstick on a pig" because they are always selling unroadworthy buckets of crap and try and hide their crapfulness by tarting them up."

Fellow Sisters! Wake up!!! It's 2008 and 1900!
Vote and for Obama/Biden and keep the govt out of your uterus!

Posted by: Sister who uses lipgloss | September 10, 2008 4:31 AM | Report abuse

Urban dictionary definition of putting lipstick of a pig:
"A term used by many, generally in reference to someone who may be trying to make something or someone look appealing or attractive when it quite clearly will not work, or will only deceive the dumbest of people.
Car salesmen are generally good at "putting lipstick on a pig" because they are always selling unroadworthy buckets of crap and try and hide their crapfulness by tarting them up."

Fellow Sisters! Wake up!!! It's 2008 and 1900!
Vote and for Obama/Biden and keep the govt out of your uterus!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:31 AM | Report abuse

Well done Obama. Keep em coming.

The right wing just proved it can dish it out but can't take it.

Stop whining. I thought you were big boys and girls.

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 4:10 AM | Report abuse

What utter rubbish.

This proves again that Republicans will say ANYTHING to win.

Which is a good reason to not discourage independent groups from giving them a taste of their own medecine.

Posted by: hiitsme | September 10, 2008 3:46 AM | Report abuse

McCain you're becoming increasingly eclipsed by your lying superstar. I hope americans aren't that dumb, but oh well they voted in Bush (supposedly) for another term. Oh well I know who has my vote and it isn't snarky ads or woman that lie.

Posted by: Cass | September 10, 2008 3:40 AM | Report abuse

Obama vs Palin??

Posted by: discerner | September 10, 2008 3:31 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: busyglobal | September 10, 2008 3:28 AM | Report abuse

Hillary has nothing in common with Palin.

If you vote for her because she is a woman there are just no words for that type of dumb. Vote on issues.

Good night and Good luck.

Posted by: Barbara | September 10, 2008 3:25 AM | Report abuse

all man girl man day green juicy me tom kitchen boat student

Posted by: watchgirlyes | September 10, 2008 3:23 AM | Report abuse

For those of you Reps that have been under a rock for the past few years, let me be the next person on this board to educate you. Putting "Lipstick on a Pig" is a VERY common phrase, even if you haven't heard it. Google it before you post such nonsense so that you don't come off quite so ignorant.

Support your candidate by attacking the opposing positions. Don't be so intellectually dishonest and start attacking fluff. Use your brain a little. No one buys this crap but you.

Posted by: tommyboy | September 10, 2008 3:22 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: cubecar | September 10, 2008 3:21 AM | Report abuse

Hillary was more qualified than Obama.
I'm pissed she was trashed...now O is trashing Sarah.

Enough!

If the Republicans are forward thinking enough to have a woman VP...I'm voting for them! Jane Durham
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O is not trashing Palin, how can you vote for Hilary then vote for Palin it's like choosing betw steak and chicken, only thing in common is they are both animals!

Grow a brain, Repub's didn't put a woman on the ticket to be forward thinking my darling, they did it to fool ppl exactly like you. Sho we women are bitter, Hilary lost fair and square and stop making woman seem so irrelevent by only throwing the sexist card around. How is a woman suppose to make way in a mans world, if she can't face the same attacks a man would? Why do you want us to be weak?

Posted by: Suzi_q | September 10, 2008 3:18 AM | Report abuse

obama used this tactic during the primaries calling any criticism of him or his policies as racist so now he knows what that feels like.

i dont know how many people know the pig with lipstick phrase -seems to be only a washington insider joke - but everyone knows palin used the "lipstick" in her convention speach. obama is clued out not thinking no one would put to two together??

Posted by: jojo star | September 10, 2008 3:04 AM | Report abuse

Context, people, context.

I certainly wish to believe that Senator Obama did not intend the comment to be in reference to Governor Palin. If he did, it would speak volumes toward a lack of either civility or intelligence, neither of which I believe to be lacking on his part.

One has to admit, however, that given the CONTEXT of the situation wherein just days ago, Governor Palin used "lipstick" self-referentially in her speech, Senator Obama's choice of colloquialism was inept, at best, and "conduct unbecoming" at worst.

Posted by: Rob | September 10, 2008 3:03 AM | Report abuse

Obama is a skilled orator, eh?

If one reads, "The Case Against Barack Obama" you will see just how much Obama did, and did not do when he could have "changed" Illinois politics, to get to where he is.

Obama thought he's play the Chicago styled "clear the table" game of campaigning.

I have news for Mr. Obama. There is a technique in flying where you must, at all costs, not allow

Posted by: Jack Ryan | September 10, 2008 2:54 AM | Report abuse

it is astounding that there are, apparently, numerous, misguided, prickly women out there who think obama's remarks were a gender slam.

get over it...they weren't.

are you really that stupid, or are you simply looking for an excuse not to vote for him?

if you don't like his policies, fine...if you don't want equal pay for equal work, if you want conservative judges on the bench of the supreme court, if you want eight more years of the trash the republicans have handed the american people, then, please, by all means, race to your nearest voting machine and vote for mccain and his "emperor's clothes" running mate.

but, to slam him for a phrase that has been use by numerous politicians(mccain included), and laymen as well, is ludicrous.

enough with the psuedo "feminist" rantings...there are bigger fish, fresh ones, to fry.

Posted by: jazzgrrrl25 | September 10, 2008 2:45 AM | Report abuse

If it was unintentional then it is a non-issue. If it WAS intentional then it was simply a clever play on words, using "lipstick" as the key connecting concept. He was in no way calling any woman a pig. And anyone who thinks so is stupid. If he had wanted to call Palin a pig, he would have said something like: well she may claim to be a maverick who opposes pork-barrel projects, but if you look at her record you'll see that you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig. Actually, if you understand the concept of metaphor (as do the inner city 4th graders I teach) you'll realize that the woman herself is still not being called a pig - just as pork-barrel spending refers not to pork, pigs, or barrels. Maybe they should put analogies back onto standardized tests!

Posted by: laura | September 10, 2008 2:40 AM | Report abuse

To Livin the Laowai Life

No, but this is American politics where the sheep run to whatever is shiny and sparkl American politics has resorted to whatever is low down and dirty. I respect McCain until I read this article, despite his stuttering and stammering through his presidential speech. I thought he was a good person with doubts, after I read this article I believe his campaign will stoop as low as they possibly can to put him in office. I still want Hillary to say something to Palin. I've worked with abused women for a long time and I know you shouldn't ever pull the sexism card unless its warranted. Right now I am disgusted and upset.

Posted by: Please | September 10, 2008 2:34 AM | Report abuse

My fellow Americans,

I am saddened and dismayed by many of the comments on this thread. As Americans we have the freedom to enter into debates and form our own opinions. However, there needs to be a certain level of respect shown during this process. Unfortunately, it seems as though Americans have forgot this. I love my country; I love the fact that we have the choice to choose between two strong candidates (regardless of what you may write, John McCain and Barack Obama are both great American patriots); I love the energy in the States every four years; I love our political process and our political traditions. However, I am greatly disturbed by the current political landscape. It seems as though neither candidate is very interested in telling us what they will do over the next 4 years to help our country regain the respect and position we once held. More so, the general public has became too comfortable with negative ads and campaigns. Both parties spend too much time demonizing their opponent and dividing the country between red and blue states. If this continues I fear it will not be long before we have sever social disruptions in the United States. In particular, the current presidential race has focused too closely on identity politics. As a result, those Americans who supported the losers campaign may feel personally neglected by the system and react in an unreasonable and negative nature. Is America ready for a failing economy, war abroad, a global war on terrorism, the re-emergence of Cold War positioning, and social unrest?

Posted by: Livin the Laowai Life | September 10, 2008 2:22 AM | Report abuse

What about the $16K+ that Palin defrauded the State of Alaska for per diem expenses for 312 days while she was actually staying at her home? If regular employees did that they'd be fired, convicted of a felony, serve prison time and be required to reimburse their employer.

Posted by: what's sauce for the goose | September 10, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

Hillary I'm sorry you didn't get nominated. I admit I was disappointed when I heard you weren't the VP, but on behalf of all of real Feminists out there PLEASE take this woman out. Just a couple of sentences. I'm sure I'd probably put it on my wall. I'll still vote Obama, but he'd better make you an Ambassador or WHATEVER THE HECK you want.

Posted by: Please | September 10, 2008 2:06 AM | Report abuse

Alaska,
Highest high school drop out rate in the country. Read a report that Track Palin's GPA was less than 2.O when he left Alaska home after the schoolbuses were vandalized.

I think this phony outrage about lipstick on a pig, is distraction from the reports that showed the Paylin lied throughout her acceptance speech, and her ignorance
regarding the fannie mae, freddie mac.

America is starting to see past those $700 dollar cosmetic glasses.

Posted by: Mr. Unite Us | September 10, 2008 2:00 AM | Report abuse

the education enjoyed by he and his wife...

Posted by: jrefalo | September 10, 2008 1:46 AM

Preposition ("by") takes objective case ("him").

Posted by: Grammar Police | September 10, 2008 1:58 AM | Report abuse

The McCain camp needs to stop being bullies. When the Obama camp hits back the McCain camp wants to cry sexism, etc. If I can recall Sarah Palin was the one who brought out the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick. It was hilarious when she said it. She also stated she would be an advocate for families with special needs children. McCaim seems to have lost his voice and is saying practically nothing and now you don't know whether Sarah is running for President or John McCain. Sarah wanted to play with the big boys. She needs to stop her whinning and move on. She can't have her cake and eat it, too. She doesn't want to talk to the media and she continues to put her family in harms way. What type of person is she really? According to the stories that are fact, she appears to be a person who likes to throw her weight around. What is this about charging the state a per diem for living in her home. How can this be? I want to ask John McCain does pork spending only apply to certain people?

Posted by: joyce.dotson | September 10, 2008 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Oh puh-lease.
Now we are supposed to drop a centuries old American expression because Palin used the word lipstick in a speech. Obama was talking about McCains record. I heard he voted 100% with Bush this year.

Obama's best response to would be to expose McCains voting which he cannot change.

Now here is a video of Palin accusing Clinton of whining about sexism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA15XU23kEc&feature=related

Posted by: Mr. Unite Us | September 10, 2008 1:52 AM | Report abuse

I think the real question is whether this is Obama's genuine attitude toward women, or whether it is restricted to women who challenge him. Maybe its simply his view of women who do not have the education enjoyed by he and his wife. And maybe, it applies only to that bible carrying crowd. In any event, it was not an idle slip. It was his ego.

Posted by: jrefalo | September 10, 2008 1:46 AM | Report abuse

IF she is gonna sling the sh*t, she is gonna have to take it. She is the most sarcastic bitty, belittles Obama at every turn. I will be really mad if he hems and haws and apologises for his "pig" comment.
there is no need. this saying is as old as dirt and has been used by McCain and even Cheney. And if she is PO'd about it she probably recognizes herself....if the
trough...I mean shoe fits....

Posted by: Katie | September 10, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

C'mon, we don't have to make excuses for Obama, he called it like it is. Sweet! I can go to bed happy tonight

Posted by: JudiNV | September 10, 2008 1:44 AM | Report abuse

Palin is a Pig … an EARMARK PORKER …

Palin made Alaska #1 per capita the highest state in the union at $1000 per AK resident with pork barrel earmark dollars that she brought back to Alaska.

meanwhile .. the PORK PIG Palin …

claims to be an earmark reformer ? LOL!

Posted by: elugens | September 10, 2008 1:41 AM | Report abuse

It was such a wonderful analogy! Way
to call a spade a spade, Barack!

Too, too sweet. It will be a sound bite that resonates throughout the campaign.

I think Barack Obama is finally hitting back in a big way. Listen to the trolls gibber and gnash. It hit home on the hillbillys.

Posted by: JudiNV | September 10, 2008 1:34 AM | Report abuse

I am not a democrat. I've always been an independent, but I with you. Sorry Nader I know your way ahead in your thinking. I'm not voting for you this time. I'm ready to PUSH BACK. Stop McSame. Vote Obama.

Posted by: Ready | September 10, 2008 1:33 AM | Report abuse

Read the comments freaking people. The country going down the tube - economy is tanking, deficit skyrocketing, war-for-oil going nowhere, common man's tax money is being fed to wall-street pigs. Now, the people who are supposed to think about these issues are arguing about lipstick and pigs. The only reason why Palin is in this election is to avoid talking about the real issues. Very appropriate for a reality-TV loving consumer society.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

GOV. SARAH carabou barbie PALINS TRUTHS 1/2 TRUTHS AND MANY LIES......

It amazes me just how unbelievably STUPID our government and our CORPORATE RUN PRESS AGENCIES THINK WE ARE.

For instance look at the title of this story. "McCain grabs Obamas 'Change'.

Not only is this a LIE it is HILARIOUSLY INSIDIOUS. It reeks of PROPAGANDA. It is HEINOUS.

Our press in this country truly TAKE SIDES IN ELECTIONS.

Most of the press is corporation run. The Corporation have benefitted greatly under George W. Bush and the RNC policies. They've earned ASTRONOMICAL PROFITS. So now they are showing their allegiance by distributing LIES at wholesale cost. They continue to proprt Republican talking, downplay Obamas campaign, only use congratulatory statements about McBush/Carabou Barbie. Saying how wonderful they are. The press has refused to do their CIVIC DUTY and bring John McBush and Carabou Barbie under the SCRUTINY OF FACT CHECKING. When these two lie, which it seems is pretty much always, the press and the corporate media call it something nicer, 'mispeaking' or they suppress it. They throw away(if they ever had any) Journlistic Integrity. The reporters begin to campaign for the candidate they choose. They repeat the same lie JUST AS THEIR CANDIDATES do and believe that if you tell a lie enough people will believe it.

I'm ashamed of our AMERICAN CORPORATE OWNED AND LOBBY BACKED PRESS.

Most of the time 'THE TRUTH IS NOT IN YOU' Worst part is, you know it.

Everyone who knows anything about the 'DRUNKEN MEDIAS' pass on all that is true of John McBush 3rd term knows this is a true. John McCain and Sarah Palin are nothing more than two repackaged GOP Ideologs. You can wash a Pig as much as you want but that pig will return to the pig stye and roll around in mudd with the FILTH, the DUNG, and the stench. No matter how you try and dress it up, make it pretty , funny, young, vicious, snide and self-congratulaory, the stench of the mudd and dung and the filth rise into the nostril of all who are not pigs. When Palin speaks a lie the republican audience and the the 'RELIABLES' cheer because pigs love being in the PRESENCE OF OTHER PIGS. To them lies, slander, character assassination, all rovian efforts are to be APPRECIATED , PRAISED AND CONGRATUALATED. It is amazing how the Conservative RELIGIOUS PHARISIACAL right, have embraced somethging they teach in thier churches as sin. YOU HYPOCRITES....Christ said, "you strain out a nat and swallow a camel" You Word says, "your SINS proceed you to ETERNITY', Your word also says, "hell has enlarged itself to make room for the likes of you." WHERE IS YOUR INTEGRITY ? WHERE IS YOUR TRUTH? wHERE IS YOUR CHRISTLIKENESS? Would jesus embrace those who unrepentantly STEAL from the POOR and give to therich


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Posted by: need4trth | September 10, 2008 1:31 AM | Report abuse

Go To this Link to see the rest of the Story:

"Squeal Like a Pig"


http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/09/obama_did_not_call_sarah_palin.php

The first McCain truthsquadding telephone call is taking place right now, and ex-MA Gov. Jane Swift is complaining about an idiom Barack Obama used today:

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."
Suddenly, common analogies are sexist?

The McCain campaign has little respect for Obama, but they don't think he is stupid. And the only way one can conclude that Obama meant to refer to Gov. Sarah Palin as a pig is to have concluded that Obama is as dumb as a doornail.

Obama is fond of this particular phrase. To wit, in 2007:

'I think that both General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker are capable people who have been given an impossible assignment,' Sen. Barack Obama said yesterday in a telephone interview. 'George Bush has given a mission to General Petraeus, and he has done his best to try to figure out how to put lipstick on a pig.

And so is John McCain. Speaking about Hillary Clinton....

McCain criticized Democratic contenders for offering what he called costly universal health-care proposals that require too much government regulation. While he said he had not studied Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's plan, he said it was "eerily reminiscent" of the failed plan she offered as first lady in the 1990s.

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

Posted by: elugens | September 10, 2008 1:29 AM | Report abuse

I'm tired of Dems sitting nicely.....LISTEN FOLKS.....WE GOT 60 +/- TILL ELECTION DAY!!! Those 60 days will outline the next 4-8 years of our lives. It's time to take back our country. We got to SAY IT LOUD. We really do. We've been complaining for 8 years. IT'S TIME TO PUSH BACK.

Posted by: John Shermer Democrat | September 10, 2008 1:28 AM | Report abuse

Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

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Although I guess since Obama and his campaign haven't even touched the Bristol Palin issue (and wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole), you could maybe manage enough spit in just one trip from here to eternity, right?

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: No, I do not mean Obama | September 10, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

I say let the Iowans grow hemp. A pound of hemp for a pound of $1 dollar bills. Corn is for pigs. Hemp is for everyone! I post for fun. And I love to watch my old M1 rust.

Posted by: variezn34gm | September 10, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse


The Messiah now talks in parables-- the pigs, the fish.
Ouch! you're insulting women


McCain/Palin 08

Posted by: vic | September 10, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Sarah has a wonderful body for her [and number of kids]. I have 3 kids and I know how hard it is to stay fit and attractive. Kudos to Sarah. She has my vote. proud hockey mom

Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: No, I do not mean Obama | September 10, 2008 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Hey - there's no such thing as bad publicity! Anyway, when are the Republicans going to get around to naming their nominee for President?


http://mentalshift.newsvine.com/

Posted by: James Andre | September 10, 2008 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: No, I do not mean Obama | September 10, 2008 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: No, I do not mean Obama | September 10, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm a college graduate. I have a BS from University of Idaho in journalism. I'm mayor of Wasilla, population about 5,000. I hired an administrator to run the town. I'm governor of Alaska with less than two years of experience. I have never ordered the Alaska National Guard to do anything, but I did visit them in Kuwait once. Other than Kuwait, I've been to Germany........oh! and Ireland too, for a fuel stop.

Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 1:16 AM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:16 AM | Report abuse

Sep. 9, 2008 - 7:46 PM EST
Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

Remember Issues People?

Two Embarrasingly indefensible Obama Issues-

1. Corn Ethanol
-leads to global warming using one unit of petroleum for every unit replaced
-raises food prices
-7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol (which McCain favors)
(BUT great for Illinois farmers!)

2. Infant Protection Act

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Scott,

I'll bite once here, but that'll be it for me tonight.

1. Corn Ethanol vs. Sugar Cane -- I agree sugar cane ethanol is more efficient than corn. Obama's reason for supporting corn, as he's stated, is that it can be grown in sufficient quantities domestically. The US doesn't produce sugarcane in sufficient quantities domestically because of our climate. Even Brazil has obstacles to growing sufficient amounts of sugarcane. Obama's stated goal is energy independence, i.e. the domestic production of energy, and corn just grows better here. I agree it is not a good long term solution -- combustion itself is not a good long term energy solution at all, because electricity is much easier to store and transport, and it can be generated from any fuel and expended in any way. Corn ethanol is not a bad short-term solution to weening ourselves off of foreign dependencies, though. Bottom line is that corn is what the US does best, hence the support.

2. Infant Protection Act -- This is a fantastic headline, I'll admit. Obama chucks live babies in the trash can. You can't do much better than that, right? Obama's position on this law was that (a) Illinois already had laws on the books calling for medical care for infants surviving the abortion procedure (thus new laws were unneeded), and (b) the law being proposed specifically created opportunities for lawsuits on the infant's behalf to the detriment of the mother, which Obama saw as a compromise of Roe v. Wade. He indicated that he would support the bill if it included language guaranteeing that it would not infringe on abortion rights for women, but he would not support the bill as it was written in 2003. Later, the bill was reintroduced in the Illinois senate with the appropriate language and was passed (although Obama was no longer a member, he went on record as saying he supported the bill in its 2005 form). So it is disingenuous to attack Obama as an evil bogeyman who just hates babies (which is a ridiculous assertion to make in the first place, isn't it?). If you want to blame anybody, blame the authors of the bill, who were clearly trying to advance an anti-abortion agenda by wrapping it in something they thought nobody could dare oppose.

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

"Eight years" in the quote only makes sense if the "pig" is Palin and the "old fish" is McCain.

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig," Obama went on, and the crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers. "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years."

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 1:11 AM | Report abuse

The McCain camp is unbelievable. The "lipstick on a pig" statement is an OLD expression that McCain himself used before. Even Huckabee doesn't believe Obama meant to use that expression to mean that Palin was a pig.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXokM9TaxeA

Posted by: Kaeo | September 10, 2008 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Palin Palin go away
Come back another way
With liberal views and less lies
Stop advocating sending our sons and daughters out to die

Posted by: Sweeney | September 10, 2008 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Guy's, It looks like America has become BANANAS - so much nonsense on both sides - shame on you

Posted by: Regine | September 10, 2008 1:05 AM | Report abuse

Anyhow, once they can commercialize the means to reprocess cellulose, people will be turning *waste products* into fuel, not food. So update your talking points. Posted by: Moe | September 10, 2008 12:50 AM

At University of California, Davis, the conversion of various organic wastes (food scraps, animal waste, etc.) into biofuels (methane, hydrogen, ethanol and biodiesel) and biochemicals (sugars and organic acids) is happening all ready.

Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

"Eight years" in the quote only makes sense if the "pig" is Palin and the "old fish" is McCain.

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig," Obama went on, and the crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers. "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years."

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

Palin Palin go away
Come back another way
With liberal views and less lies
Stop sending our sons and daughters out to die

Posted by: Sweeney | September 10, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

1. Corn Ethanol
-leads to global warming using one unit of petroleum for every unit replaced
-raises food prices
-7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol
(which McCain favors)
(BUT great for Illinois farmers!)
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As someone from Iowa, I can tell you that they want to grow switch grass. Corn is about half as efficient and pretty wasteful. Moreover, sugar cane doesn't even grow here. It grows in tropical & subtropical regions.

So if your statements about McCain's plans are accurate, he knows even less about technology than he pretends to.

Anyhow, once they can commercialize the means to reprocess cellulose, people will be turning *waste products* into fuel, not food. So update your talking points.

Posted by: Moe | September 10, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Who Cares? I say take this SUV back and the payment book it came with. It just sucks overpriced gas. Same for the inflated price house with its over valued tax base system. Let the bankers go drive it and live in it! Let them go fix their own mess! Let them take Cheneys famous finger advice and go fly themselves to China where all their money is! Let them take the credit cards with them. Let their own children pay for it. Who Cares?
I am going to pitch a tent by a lake somewhere and go fishing.
Bring the boys home and let there be peace.

Posted by: variezn34gm | September 10, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Is the RNC going to call up supporters to shout "bullying" if a VP Palin were ever to hear a discouraging word from a world leader? Evidently McCain thinks its OK to hide behind Sarah's skirt.

Posted by: how petty can Republicans get? | September 10, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

The only thunder Palin has is the resounding sound of her lies richoeting off my ear drums.

Posted by: American populace | September 10, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

LORD FORGIVE ME: It is obvious that Gov. Palin is needed more at home than she is in the White House! Her home is in shambles .... she's under investigation..... she has sort legal counsel..... and her 17 year old daughter Bristol Palin with her legs tossed back has put a new spin on McCains slogan "Drill Drill Drill" .....and only God knows what's around the corner........Notwithstanding all of the above.....her new boss is suffering from the early stages of dementia. Gov. Palin needs our prayers....not our criticism!!! beautifulgirl2300

Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a pig. She's full of pork.

Posted by: Christimarie | September 10, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Palin is spanking the puppet Obama

Posted by: John G | September 10, 2008 12:37 AM | Report abuse

> you are so full of youself! I doubt you were ever in the military at all, you seem to have no respect for McCain and he spent 5 1/2 years as a pow getting beat daily for defending this great nation of ours.

McCain's service was admirable.
His lies are dishonorable.

If you REALLY want to support the troops, vote with them and for them. Troops deployed abroad support Obama six times as much as McCain:

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/08/troops-deployed-abroad-give-61.html

Support the troops and their candidate! Obama/Biden in 2008!

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

What Else Are You Being Lied To About?
A new e-mail being circulated about Obama's tax proposals is almost entirely false.
"Alert readers may already have noted that this chain e-mail does not provide links to any of Obama's actual proposals or cite any sources for the claims it makes. That is because they are made up.This widely distributed message is so full of misinformation that we find it impossible to believe that it is the result of simple ignorance or carelessness on the part of the writer. Almost nothing it says about Obama's tax proposals is true. We conclude that this deception is deliberate.
Our own sources for the following are Obama's own Web site and other statements, interviews with Obama's policy advisers, and a comprehensive analysis of both the McCain and Obama tax plans produced by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, plus additional sources to which we have provided links.Home Sales: The claim that Obama would impose a 28 percent tax on the profit from "all home sales" is false. Both Obama and McCain would continue to exempt the first $250,000 of gain from the sale of a primary residence ($500,000 for a married couple filing jointly) which results in zero tax on all but a very few home sales.
Capital Gains Rate: It's untrue that Obama is proposing a 28 percent capital gains tax rate. He said in an interview on CNBC that he favors raising the top rate on capital gains from its present 15 percent to 20 percent or more, but no higher than 28 percent. And as for a 28 percent rate, he added, "my guess would be it would be significantly lower than that." Furthermore, he has said only couples making $250,000 or more (or, his policy advisers tell us, singles making more than $200,000) would pay the higher capital gains rate. That means the large majority of persons who pay ca pital gains taxes would see no increase at all.
Tax on Dividends: Another false claim is that Obama proposes to raise the tax rate on dividends to 39.6 percent. Dividends currently are taxed at a top rate of 15 percent, and Obama would raise that to the same rate as he would tax capital gains, somewhere between 20 percent and 28 percent but likely "significantly" lower than 28 percent. This higher tax also would fall only on couples making $250,000 or more or singles making more than $200,000.
Taxing IRAs and 529s: Contrary to the claim in this e-mail, raising tax rates on capital gains or dividends would not result in higher taxes on any investments held in Individual Retirement Accounts or in popular, tax-deferred "college funds" under section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. The whole point of such tax-deferred plans is that dividends and capital gains are allowed to accumulate and compound tax-free, and neither Obama nor McCain proposes to change that. And as previously mentioned, any capital gains or dividend income from stocks, bonds or mutual funds owned outside of tax-deferred accounts would continue to be taxed at current rates except for couples making over $250,000, or singles making more than $200,000.
Doubled Taxes? The claim that "Under Obama your taxes will more than double!" is also false. The comparative rate tables this e-mail provides for McCain and Obama are entirely wrong, as we explained in an earlier article March 13 about another false e-mail from which these tables are copied. It is supposedly a comparison of tax rates before and after the Bush tax cuts, but it grossly overstates the effect of the Bush cuts. Furthermore, Obama proposes to retain the Bush cuts for every single income level shown in this bogus table.
Estate Tax. The claim that Obama proposes to "restore the inheritance tax" is also false, as are the claims that McCain would impose zero tax and that Bush "repealed" it. McCain and Obama both would retain a reduced version of the estate tax, as it is correctly called, though McCain would reduce it by more.

The tax now falls only on estates valued at more than $2 million (effectively $4 million for couples able to set up the required legal and financial arrangements). It reaches a maximum rate of 45 percent on amounts more than that. It was not repealed, but it is set to expire temporarily in 2010, then return in 2011, when it would apply to estates valued at more than $1 million ($2 million for couples), with the maximum rate rising to 55 percent.

Obama has proposed to apply the tax only to estates valued at more than $3.5 million ($7 million for couples), holding the maximum rate at 45 percent. McCain would apply it to estates worth more than $5 million ($10 million for couples), with a maximum rate of 15 percent.
"New Tax" Falsehoods: The e-mail continues with a string of made-up taxes that it falsely claims Obama has proposed. He has not proposed a tax on new homes with more than 2,400 square feet, or a new gasoline tax or a tax on retirement accounts. The most laughably false claim is that Obama would tax "water."
Two claims in this message, while not completely false, are still grossly misleading.


The claim that Obama would impose "new taxes on natural resources" may refer to his support for a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions, which indeed would impose large costs on industries burning coal, gas or oil and, indirectly, on their consumers. But McCain also supports cap-and-trade legislation, and even coauthored an early version of a bill that reached the Senate floor this year. Obama's plan would give the federal government more of the revenue from auctioning pollution permits than McCain's plan. Whether cap-and-trade amounts to a "tax" is a matter of interpretation. The fact is neither McC ain nor Obama call it that.

There is also some truth to the claim that Obama would impose "new taxes" to finance his health care plan, depending on your interpretation of "new." He has said he would pay for much of his plan "by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire for people making more than $250,000 per year, as they are scheduled to do." That would certainly be a tax increase for those high-income persons, compared with what they are paying now. But whether that's imposing a new tax, or just letting an old one come back, depends on your point of view. It may well be that Obama will eventually propose tax increases to finance some of his plan. We've noted before that the "cost sav ings" that he says will finance much of his plan are inflated and probably won't materialize, according to independent experts we consulted. But it's wrong to say that he's proposing such taxes now.


The short answer to our reader's question is, no, this message isn't real. It's a pack of lies."

Posted by: Katy7540 | September 10, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Democrats are toast.
I can't believe they blowing it.

Posted by: Yoma | September 10, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Annonymous:

A self-described, closet homosexual, who fantasizes about wearing a burka, before going bare at a Democratic committee strip-tease party.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

> Why hasn't Congress declared war on EVIL yet? Huh?

Because they don't want people to hurt them?

Posted by: Moe | September 10, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

To all who think they have "secret" information that Obama is really a Muslim and a terrorist trying to infiltrate our country from within, do you really think that the entire Democratic party including Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Howard Dean to name a few, are all terrorists too, and that secret e-mail was meant for CIA or FBI and just somehow got to you? Our democracy is at stake! This isnt a fricking football game. The GOP is being run by right wing anti-democratic ideologists and they're lying to you. Get a fricking clue! Dammit! Obama's message is an analogy, ok? Its not about Palin, its about the fact that you are being lied to. Wake up!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Katy7540 | September 10, 2008 12:31 AM | Report abuse

If McCain did it, Obama should be able to do it. Obama wasn't talking about Palin. He was talking about the McCain/Palin campaign. They are trying to shroud a "same" campaign in a message of "change" and "mavericks". I bet more than half of America doesn't even know what "maverick" means. John McCain may have used to been a maverick in some cases, but he certainly isn't one now, not in this campaign. And Palin doesn't stand for anything new and interesting. She was just meant to put a pandering cosmetic makeover on a suffering campaign that hides from the issues because it can't compete on them.

Posted by: Doug Mezz | September 10, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

If I would have had Sarah Palin with me in Karbala I may still have the use of my left arm and my left eye. She can handle an AR15. Mean while Obama is running around doing photo opps in a turbine Posted by: Troilus1 | September 10, 2008 12:22 AM

"As of August, 62 Army soldiers have committed suicide, and 31 cases of possible suicide remain under investigation, according to Army statistics. Army officials said that if the trend continues this year, it will pass the nation's suicide rate..." CNN
Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 12:23 AM

you are so full of youself! I doubt you were ever in the military at all, you seem to have no respect for McCain and he spent 5 1/2 years as a pow getting beat daily for defending this great nation of ours. Now the tell tell sign you are not military...... John McCain voted for the surge in Iraq regaurdless of the fact if it failed he would lose his bid for the presidential election. Obama voted against it. Now lets break it down brotha...... Obama said NO! Those soldiers don't need help, they don't need more people, they don't need more supplies, they don't need our support, they don't need more equipment, they don't need more tanks, trucks, guns. Obama was saying by voting against screw those soldiers! Because he knew at the end of the voting process he was going back to his air conditioned office and then home to his wife and kids and the whole time he was asking for almost a billion dollars in earmarks for Chicago's welfare recieving dead beats who didn't want to work and most of them were involved in gangs. John McCain on the other hand said those brave young men and women, weather they are black, white, hispanic, or what ever race they be. McCain was saying I have been there I have seen my American brothers die in battle. He was saying I don't care what the cost is to my political career. THOSE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN NEED OUR SUPPORT AND WE ARE GOING TO GIVE IT TO THEM!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Troilus1 | September 10, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Obama recently admitted progress in "The Surge".

Question: What does that do to all the "Out of Iraq" voters?

Answer: They'll be getting "Out of America" soon)))))


Posted by: Thorn's and Roses | September 10, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

To Troilus1:

It's safe to say that if it weren't for people like Palin, you wouldn't have been in Karbala in the first place...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Remember Issues People?

Two Embarrasingly indefensible Obama Issues-

1. Corn Ethanol
-leads to global warming using one unit of petroleum for every unit replaced
-raises food prices
-7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol (which McCain favors)
(BUT great for Illinois farmers!)

2. Infant Protection Act

-Opposes medical attention for infants who survive LEGAL abortions, not making them illegal
-Obama lied about wording of the Illinois law, later admitting that it was the same wording as in the federal bill
**********
Obama- shows no shame in pandering to farmers and more radical than abortion advocates.

Comments Obama More Pro-Choice Than NARAL

HumanEvents.com

12/26/2006
Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) portrays himself as a thoughtful Democrat who carefully considers both sides of controversial issues, but his radical stance on abortion puts him further left on that issue than even NARAL Pro-Choice America.

In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions. That same year a similar federal law, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, was signed by President Bush. Only 15 members of the U.S. House opposed it, and it passed the Senate unanimously on a voice vote.

Both the Illinois and the federal bill sought equal treatment for babies who survived premature inducement for the purpose of abortion and wanted babies who were born prematurely and given live-saving medical attention.

When the federal bill was being debated, NARAL Pro-Choice America released a statement that said, “Consistent with our position last year, NARAL does not oppose passage of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act ... floor debate served to clarify the bill’s intent and assure us that it is not targeted at Roe v. Wade or a woman’s right to choose.”

But Obama voted against this bill in the Illinois senate and killed it in committee. Twice, the Induced Infant Liability Act came up in the Judiciary Committee on which he served. At its first reading he voted “present.” At the second he voted “no.”

The bill was then referred to the senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, which Obama chaired after the Illinois Senate went Democratic in 2003. As chairman, he never called the bill up for a vote.

Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies’ being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Stanek told me her testimony “did not faze” Obama.

In the second hearing, Stanek said, “I brought pictures in and presented them to the committee of very premature babies from my neonatal resuscitation book from the American Pediatric Association, trying to show them unwanted babies were being cast aside. Babies the same age were being treated if they were wanted!”

“And those pictures didn’t faze him [Obama] at all,” she said.

At the end of the hearing, according to the official records of the Illinois State senate, Obama thanked Stanek for being “very clear and forthright,” but said his concern was that Stanek had suggested “doctors really don’t care about children who are being born with a reasonable prospect of life because they are so locked into their pro-abortion views that they would watch an infant that is viable die.” He told her, “That may be your assessment, and I don’t see any evidence of that. What we are doing here is to create one more burden on a woman and I can’t support that.”

As a senator, Obama has opposed measures to criminalize those who transport minors across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.

At a townhall meeting in Ottawa, Ill., Joanne Resendiz, a teacher and mother of five, asked him: “How are you going to vote on this, keeping in mind that 10, 15 years down the line your daughters, God forbid, could be transported across state lines?”

Obama said: “The decision generally is one that a woman should make.”

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

"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."Can Obama really be so stupid as to call a woman a pig and then talk about the smell of fish - while referring to one?

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Eesh.. can voters really be so stupid as to fall for this baloney? McCain's Truth Squad is treating you like a chump, and you're just happy to be their tool. Read the quote, and you will see that he is referring to Bush's policies (the pig) and McCain's assertion that he is change (the lipstick). And he is right -- it is still a pig.

Now, ask yourself if you feel annoyed at being played that way. If not, why not? Shouldn't you be angry that the newly formed Truth Squad is trying to get you to believe a lie? Do you think that the McCain campaign's attempt to spin this into a gender issue demonstrates any respect at all for women? They're just another block of votes for November, nothing more.

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Palin took Obama's thunder. Wow, I've heard of heists before, but has anyone out there seen a job this big before?

She's unbelievable!

Posted by: VegasNightmare | September 10, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

If I would have had Sarah Palin with me in Karbala I may still have the use of my left arm and my left eye. She can handle an AR15. Mean while Obama is running around doing photo opps in a turbine Posted by: Troilus1 | September 10, 2008 12:22 AM

"As of August, 62 Army soldiers have committed suicide, and 31 cases of possible suicide remain under investigation, according to Army statistics. Army officials said that if the trend continues this year, it will pass the nation's suicide rate..." CNN

Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

If I would have had Sarah Palin with me in Karbala I may still have the use of my left arm and my left eye. She can handle an AR15. Mean while Obama is running around doing photo opps in a turbine

Posted by: Troilus1 | September 10, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

$$$$


Hear that sizzle,

That would be Axelrod's dinner jacket, going up in flames!


jd


$$$$

Posted by: Johnny Democracy | September 10, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

"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."

Does anyone actually believe this wasn't planned in advanced?

Posted by: yarrrrr | September 10, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

How can anyone think the "lipstick on a pig" phrase refers to Palin?

She calls herself a "pitbull."

And Palin is not even a mammal. Even reptile is a stretch. Maybe a plant, or even a mineral.

Posted by: mnjam | September 10, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

> Are you idiots being paid for your time? There are hundreds of you trolls on every blog. Regurgitating long disproved, racist, fear mongering crap every 5 minutes or so...

Yes, McCain pays people to troll the internet for him. Read about it here:

http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/12/1211204

Posted by: Moe | September 10, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Democrats, don't be so quick to judge. Sarah Palin is not completely close minded. Although she does not believe in the theory of evolution, she does indeed practice one theory that gives Republicans hope: The Big Bang.

Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

> Can Obama really be so stupid as to call a woman a pig and then talk about the smell of fish - while referring to one?

Duh. He wasn't talking about Palin. He was talking about McCain! Have you ever SMELLED that guy!?

McCain uses Old Old Spice.

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

That woman has nothing in common with Hillary except for a chromosome. Some feminist you are....

Posted by: :0) | September 10, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

****


Joey B and Barry Who?


****

Posted by: Johnny Democracy | September 10, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

___________________________________________


NEWS FLASH!

HOWARD DEAN AUTHORIZES A SHAKE-UP WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT. AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET, SENATOR OBAMA HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED BY AMANDA JACKSON, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SENATOR FROM DELEWARE.

IN A DIMLY LIT BACKROOM, MR. DEAN IS SEEN HAVING HIS CAKE, AND NEARLY CHOKING ON IT TOO!


TJ

hmmvvvffmmm...."fire dean!"

___________________________________________

Posted by: Tom Jefferson | September 10, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

I am not angry. I'm bored. Why do you think I am blogging? You bore me. You have nothing to say except the same old drivel. I'm leaving.

Posted by: Who cares | September 10, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

"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."Can Obama really be so stupid as to call a woman a pig and then talk about the smell of fish - while referring to one?

Countdown to self destruction 10 9 8 7......

Posted by: Troilus1 | September 10, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

I, too, am a Hillary fan.
One of millions who want her to run in 2012.
Ergo, I will vote McCain in 08.

Posted by: Susan | September 10, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Wow. For several moments there, I thought I was back in the 1960's.
Never since then have I seen so much hate on one page. Over something so trivial. Very sad. If all that energy was channeled into good..just think what could be accomplished!
The silver (or green) lining in this really dark cloud??..Barack Obamba will be receiving a WHOLE lotta $10.00 bills thanks to Anonymous. Wait til he hears how they accumlated..

Posted by: madph | September 10, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Hillary was more qualified than Obama.
I'm pissed she was trashed...now O is trashing Sarah.

Enough!

If the Republicans are forward thinking enough to have a woman VP...I'm voting for them!

Posted by: Jane Durham | September 10, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Former Hillary supporter, who votes on issues for Obama.

Who cares about the other girls "They just don't get it."

What is the difference between former Hillary supporters who support Obama and new McCain supporters(that were former Hillary supporters) A BRAIN

You may not love him, but at least he supports my rights.

Posted by: :0) | September 10, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

This why me and my girlfriends are voting for McCain rather than sexist pig like Obama. His true "colors" are showing...

Posted by: Suzy | September 10, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

This Hillary girl is voting McCain as well.
Obama sought to destroy Hillary...now any woman who gets in his way.

Posted by: Jesse Capelli | September 10, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

****


Palin:

Slam her, and more will flock to her.
Butter her, and you'll be seen as weak.

So what's up?

A "Catch-22" for the Obama campaign.


Which is why the dems should have elected a moderate, African American Woman.....Problem solved!


****

Posted by: Johnny Democracy | September 10, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

It appears that Barry Hussein (aka Senator Purple Lips) is getting desperate as his campaign continues its downward spiral in the polls.

Posted by: Nadeem Zakaria | September 10, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

> Quit playing poor me. Its not very American of you.

What the hell are you talking about? No one's playing poor me. I love the fact that a, in your self proclaimed educated opinion, non educated, racist, gun polishing, shack living, go nowhere, back woods hillbilly whatever else you think I am got you so angry.

What a scream! Have a nice day!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Crai more!
MUHAHAHA...

The unholy liberal cabal of elitist intellectual, stoner, drug-peddling, book-reading media giants are obviously plotting to invade the bible with stem cells from a cloned cyborg baby.

If these fascist, communist, liberal spin-meisters can use a turn of phrase mentioning lipstick, then there is no justice.

Why hasn't Congress declared war on EVIL yet? Huh?

After being in power for the last eight years its obviously the liberals' fault.

-thats just a taste of what ive gathered from reading the previous posts.-

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

The Republican Party -- A party that the wealthy & privileged have tricked the stupid among the poor and working class into joining, thereby garnering enough votes to take an election. The Republican Party does its best, through its neglectful policies, to assure a continuously increasing supply of stupid and ignorant working class and poor people so that the party can be assured of maintaining its numbers. Another reason for Republicans' staunch antiabortion stance: let them be born into poverty to grow up stupid and join the Republican Party.

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson | September 10, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

bla bla bla tsk...tsk...tsk...

Posted by: david w olson | September 10, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

It's sad. Is this is McCain's campaign's idea of a makeover?
The only change McCain/Palin could possibly bring would be at a cosmetic counter.


~maybe she's born with it, maybe it's maybelline~

Posted by: Glossed | September 10, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

A very sensitive, if not very sensible, lipstick wearing vice presidential nominee.

Pitbull? Did she say pitbull? Thought she said Pig-bull!! Never mind!! Most of what she says is bull. I guess she IS qualified!

Posted by: McPain/Calin follower | September 10, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

Obama sucks. He didn't pick Hilary for veep. I'm so mad that I'm going to vote McCain/Palin. And you know, McCain is a bit old and has had cancer four times. Palin could very well become president. Wow, just imagine, a woman president who has absolutely no national or international experience. To hell with the country and the world. I'm just plain mad at Obama.

Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Seems that the ignorant Republicants with zero IQs are coming out in droves. Making racist comments,etc. You are hypocrites also. You hate Hollywood but love the star power of Ms. Republican 2008. Make your minds up.

Posted by: Republicants | September 10, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Go Obama!

"Last October, asked about Sen. Hillary Clinton's health care plan, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was blunt.

McCain said Clinton's proposal was “eerily” similar to the ill-fated plan she devised in 1993.

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

A common expression, right?

McCain surely wasn't calling Clinton a pig.

After all, McCain's former press secretary, Torie Clarke, wrote a book called "Lipstick on a Pig: Winning in the No-Spin Era.""

If McCain can say that about Hillary then Obama can say that about Palin. Time to really go after her, and the GOP is gonna want to stop crying sexism every time we do. Palin is the worst thing for the Feminist cause since Phyllis Schlafly.

Posted by: Anna | September 10, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

I'm with you too!

Hillary sisters for McCain!

We'll put up with no more woman-hating attacks from our own party!


Posted by: Hillary Fan | September 10, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Of course Mac has used it, so has Obama. The the beauty of the trap that has been set by Palin. Knowing all along that Mr. O would finally slip, and show his immaturity, a gender trap was set, this being "a pitbull with lipstick"

And now that Mr. O once again used it, "can't put lipstick on pig", the comment is now seen as childish and an attack on women.

Trap set, and O took the bait!

Which brings me full circle back to what I've been saying over the last couple of weeks,

"Joey B and Barry Who?"

Posted by: Johnny Democracy | September 10, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

> As a Hillary supporter, I heard comments like this for months.

Yeah. I mean, who could forget these?

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=Sarah-Palin-Gender-Card

Except, umm, those folks were all Republicans.

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

"As of August, 62 Army soldiers have committed suicide, and 31 cases of possible suicide remain under investigation, according to Army statistics. Army officials said that if the trend continues this year, it will pass the nation's suicide rate..." CNN

Posted by: koijaicat | September 10, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Obama was talking about Guiliani.
I see at www.wonkette.com a picture of Rudy dolled up.

I would like to know if Anne laughed at the Palin dude/dudette when they said this.

Posted by: Fred | September 10, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Yes Richard Brodie, she's a hot cuunt, and that's why McCain picked her. Who wouldn't. He wants her snatch.

Posted by: WantingToDoSarah | September 10, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

How do we know if the lipstick comment referred to Palin or McCain?

Posted by: Manatos | September 10, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

I was going to vote Obama before this...but now I'm with Carol.
This Hil fan is now a McCain/Palin supporter.

I'm with you sisters!
There are millions of us!!!!

Posted by: Joanie Freeman | September 9, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a stunning example of white female beauty - and she has a sharp intellect as well. Naturally someone with such fortunate endowments is going to incur a crapload of envious venom.

Posted by: richard-brodie | September 9, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

"As far as I know, she's the only one of the presidential candidates or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick."

Nope! He was clearly talking about McCain.

Little known fact: McCain wears lipstick to try and take the edge off that creepy smile of his.

Posted by: Msacras | September 9, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama's line is the funniest thing I have heard in ages--thanks Barak! Nice slam on the gop campaign from hell.

Posted by: jeff | September 9, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

McCain is such a jerk! He used THE EXACT SAME LINE and referred directly to Sen. Clinton! The Republicans are such whiny losers.

Obama was pointing out that these Republicans offering 4 more years of the same BUSH bad policies can't be dressed up -- it is still 4 more years of the same failed BUSH.

Posted by: Mac | September 9, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Did Obama just walk into the trap laid out for him by Sarah Palin? First off any reference by Obama to lipstick either directed at Palin or McCain is still based on Sarah Palin's lipstick analogy of a hockey mom to a pitbull. Obama should have stayed clear of it. But he just stepped into it by uttering the word 'lipstick'. This comment is going to be used against him very soon by the McCain camp with a twist. They will show the joke made by Sarah about lipstick, hockeymom and pitbulls followed by just Obama's words saying a pig with lipstick is still a pig. There is nothing moer effective than that to hoard all women to the McCain camp.

Posted by: Jill Wonderbra | September 9, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Carol Jensen and other Hillary supporters switching to McCain: You kid no one. You obviously didn't support what Hillary stood for. You're just fickle chicks. Anyone willing to f#ck themselves over is an idiot. And if that's not what you're doing, then you've really been a McCain supporter all along.

Posted by: Elitist Obama Supporter | September 9, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Well, someone has to be educated. It apparently is not either of your candidates.
Follow your leader he wanted to abolish the department of education and I think that is something you might agree with.

Quit playing poor me. Its not very American of you.

Posted by: Who cares | September 9, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Isn't this all rather silly. I mean Sarah Palin refers to herself as a "hockey mom", and that the difference between herself and a "pit bull" is that she wears "lipstick."

Her words.

Of course we all know the proper name for female pit bulls.

It's got to be better than a lipsticked pig, right?

Poor baby. Can't take the trash she peddles.

Posted by: murfie | September 9, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Repubs have awfully thin skin. Guess they can dish it out but not take it. I would have figured they would have choked by now on all the mock outrage they have coughed up by now.

Posted by: Michael | September 9, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Is Sarah still in junior high? That's how she acts. Obama should have said lipstick on a cuunt because that would have been more accurate.

Posted by: RepublicansAreFcukingIdiots | September 9, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

"WASHINGTON — The federal government will run a near-record deficit of $407 billion this year, according to the latest Capitol Hill estimates."

Posted by: koijaicat | September 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

> Well, if I could ship all ignorant people like you to the La-La land that you live in than I would stay, but since I'm educated I have the option of leaving or staying whereas you don't. So go back to your shack drink a beer and polish your gun.

A truly educated person wouldn't speak that way or tell where they can live or downgrade people.

Typical elitist Barack Obama supporter aren't we???

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

"You would like to think that someone who is going to be vice president and conceivable president would know what Fannie and Freddie do," said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. "These are huge institutions and they are absolutely central to our country's mortgage debt. To not have a clue what they do doesn't speak well for her, I'd say."

Posted by: koijaicat | September 9, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

As a Hillary supporter, I heard comments like this for months. The most heinous was Keith Olbermann, an Obama spokeshole, who said Hillary should be taken into a room with a man...and only the man should walk out.
THIS Hillary supporter will be voting McCain/Palin.

Join me sisters!

Posted by: Carol Jensen | September 9, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is dishonest. She lies about herself; she lies about Barack Obama. She is a liar.

Posted by: Bob | September 9, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno.”

Posted by: John McCain, Feminist Hero | September 9, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Today it is the lipstick and tomorrow the ruby red slippers. Where does it end?

Posted by: Confused | September 9, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama was talking about McCain. Oh yeah, that guy. The one who's supposedly running for president. Gosh, it's like you know who is the one who's running for president. Do the Republicans know something the rest of us don't about McCain's health?

Republicans have no shame.

Posted by: MHS | September 9, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Hey, in the 60's and 70's it would have been "fascist pig". With lipstick, it's still a pig. Just because she's a woman ..... still a pig.

Posted by: bob | September 9, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Well, if I could ship all ignorant people like you to the La-La land that you live in than I would stay, but since I'm educated I have the option of leaving or staying whereas you don't. So go back to your shack drink a beer and polish your gun.

Posted by: Who cares | September 9, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

When the candidates start talking metaphorically about pantyhose let me know. Maybe then I'll take notice.

When McCain and Palin speak it's like Bush, Cheney and Rove mouthing "read my lips".

Posted by: djcb | September 9, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I think he meant that Palin is the lipstick and McCain is the pig... he's trying to make himself more attractive through her.

Posted by: Joe | September 9, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

> Where will you go? Nowhere.

That's right, I love it here in the USA. Apparently you, like Michelle Obama doesn't. So Bon Voyage.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Where will you go? Nowhere.

Posted by: Who cares | September 9, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

I love how people keep using the word "racist" incorrectly.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

> As a political junkie for the past few months.
Obama/Biden still have my vote.
If McCain and Palin are elected all the racists, and rightwing nutcases will breathe a sigh of relief. When they realize McCain lied as their jobs are shipped off and they can't find work and other countries begin to taunt us when they see an old man war monger and an unqualified uneducated woman VP. As WWIII decends upon the US. I'll take my education and foreign language skills to live somewhere with less racism, smarter people in a society where the population is not a bunch of ignorant sheep or pitbulls for that matter.

Good, go now.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Face it. No one cares about feminism or racism against any other race except for blacks. Obama can call an accomplished, educated woman "sweetie" or "ho" and it'll be reported as a term of endearment or a cultural mannerism. What a bunch of crap - the MSM is so afraid of sounding like racists that they've been handling Obama with kid gloves since jump. Hey, I love it that the WaPo goes after Palin; but go after Obama with the same zeal.

Posted by: David | September 9, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

As a political junkie for the past few months.
Obama/Biden still have my vote.
If McCain and Palin are elected all the racists, and rightwing nutcases will breathe a sigh of relief. When they realize McCain lied as their jobs are shipped off and they can't find work and other countries begin to taunt us when they see an old man war monger and an unqualified uneducated woman VP. As WWIII decends upon the US. I'll take my education and foreign language skills to live somewhere with less racism, smarter people in a society where the population is not a bunch of ignorant sheep or pitbulls for that matter.

Posted by: Who cares | September 9, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

PAULA REED: Question?

Do you wear lipstick?

Posted by: Rafael 51 | September 9, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama is on Defense now I love it!!!

Ring Ring: 3:AM

Obama calling Biden, What should I do Joseph what should I do? Said Obama!

Posted by: Rafael 51 | September 9, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin is kicking Obamas behind!
A: She has more expirience than him

B: She is as good as a speaker as he is.

C: She actually has made decissions

Posted by: A lady | September 9, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

The whole breed of pit bulls along with that one with a particular shade of lipstick should be banned.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Are you idiots being paid for your time? There are hundreds of you trolls on every blog. Regurgitating long disproved, racist, fear mongering crap every 5 minutes or so...

Yes we are, the same way Obama is paid, or accepts donations, from his terrorist buddies.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

This coming from a woman (Palin), who, in her acceptance speech equated herself to a dog with lipstick, if she had any brains, she'd thank him for the upgrade.


Hello---!!!
Read a book you illiterate Republican fools! it's an IDIOM!
Maybe they don't teach ENGLISH where you are from, like SCIENCE
but get over yourselves.
THIS ELECTION SHOULD and WILL BE ABOUT ISSUES
like Palin being against equal pay for equal work, like Palin being against reproductive freedom, like palin having NEVER LEFT THE COUNTRY ... and GETTING HER PASSPORT IN AUGUST FOR THE FIRST TIME .

Wake up and read a book for a change besides the old bible, you toothless redneck wingnuts!

Posted by: Paula Reed | September 9, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Palin said about Obama what Hillary and Biden said before and wanted to say! Obama is not fit to be commander in Chief. Hillary and Biden agree.

Posted by: AP | September 9, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Here's the humble opinion of an unbiased moderate who gets a good laugh out of all your slanted bickering:

Democrats - Are you kidding? Who are you to be the tough "thats just how we speak!" party now? Usually your the ones whining about everyone being mean to you and being unfair, funny how you change from the pathetically sensitive wimps to this, that's why this swap amuses me...

Republicans - If you honestly believe this was driven specifically at Palin (which it very well could be), who cares?! Politicians have been slinging mud at each other since Jefferson and Adams, stop being sissies and let Palin be Palin, not that woman thats running.

Also, in closing, this article was very, very obviously written by liberals. So this Republican "move to stop Obama from talking" seems very sketchy to me, more like a Democratic way to attack the Republicans and stop logical talk about Palin's policies, not just bashing her for not being a celebrity

Posted by: Wowyouralldumb | September 9, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Jenny amusingly suggests, referring to the orangobama: "Well....you can also put a monkey in a suit and it is still a monkey"

The only difference between this and implying that Governor Palin is a pig is that the latter is patently inapt!

Posted by: richard-brodie | September 9, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm a college graduate. I have a BS from University of Idaho in journalism. I'm mayor of Wasilla, population about 5,000. I hired an administrator to run the town. I'm governor of Alaska with less than two years of experience. I have never ordered the Alaska National Guard to do anything, but I did visit them in Kuwait once. Other than Kuwait, I've been to Germany........oh! and Ireland too, for a fuel stop.

Posted by: koijaicat | September 9, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

>We should be investigating the real issues. ZeroBama being raised Muslim and hanging out with known terrorists. Doing land deals with felons.


Are you idiots being paid for your time? There are hundreds of you trolls on every blog. Regurgitating long disproved, racist, fear mongering crap every 5 minutes or so...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Kevin

are you seriously implying that the republicans actually have their own, "original lines"? wake up

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse


It is typical arrogant Obama, the same way he denigrated Hillary and her supporters.


Mccain/Palin 08

Posted by: vic | September 9, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

The fairy tale is over!

Posted by: Bill Clinton | September 9, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Every attack on Palin rpresents a vote for McCain! I think it is funny how the liberal media is attacking Gov. Palin instead of McCain who is the one running for President. Where is the outrage over the pig/lipstick comment? But if McCain would have said that about Hillary oh!! hell no the media would have been crazy over it!!! Do you see the bias BS? I do....

Posted by: Rafael 51 | September 9, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm a college graduate. I have a BA from Columbia in Political Science, International Relations specialization. I'm a Harvard Law School graduate. I'm a civil rights attorney. I've taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years. I'm an Illinois State legislator for 8 years. I'm a U.S. legislator for 3 years. I've worked on the following committees: Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, Veterans' Affairs, Health Education, Labor and Pensions, and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I've made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. I "traveled to Russia with Republican Dick Lugar to begin...non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world."

Posted by: koijaicat | September 9, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

so they weren't outraged by all the times congressmen and senaotrs used this same phrase-that has been around forever-that means you cant make something pretty just by putting lipstick on it? When Obama was CLEARLY refrencing McCains policies?

Good Lord-these people act like Sir Walter Raleigh, throwing down a coat for the lady. "A duel sir! Chose your weapon!"

Are we going to have to start a war if a foregn dignatary says something construed as sexist in order to defend her honor?

I have to say that I feel a little sorry for Ms. Palin. She is not allowed to speak on her own behalf and has to endure these jackasses making a mockery of her. Especially with all her criticism she had of Hillary Clinton needing to suck it up

Posted by: em | September 9, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

I am glad that people are not being distracted by McCain and Palin from what the real issues are in the race. As people are suffering from high gas prices, high food cost, high college tuition, high clothing costs, and everything else you can think of, they want Americans to focus on irrelevant comments.

It is great to witness Americans standing up and declaring "not this time." There is no way the media pundits can spin the fact that we are in the worst economic situation in years!. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
EIGHT YEARS IS ENOUGH! WE WILL NOT BE FOOLED AND BAMBUZZLED INTO FALLING FOR ALL OF THE DISTRACTIONS!

John McCain knows, the Republican Party knows, we all KNOW that Palin is not ready to be Commander-in-chief of the most powerful nation on earth! I have been listening to her speak over the past week, She says the same thing over and over again. The SAME things she said in her acceptance speech at the convention.

Her big gaffe on the lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, "gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers, " ??? Her comments demonstrates a total lack of understanding about one of the key economic issues that face the next administration!

It is clear that she is being shielded quite heavily by the McCain campaign because they know when she has to answer questions she does not have a clue about health care, education, foreign policy and the declining economy!

John McCain showed just how much he cares about our beloved country, by choosing someone as inexperienced as Palin! Moreover, Palin is being used to boost the Republican Party base, who cares nothing about her, her family (children) etc. as long as she hops through their hoops to get to where they want to go. Well meaning women should be outraged at the audacity of old man McCain taking advantage of young woman Palin!

However, it appears to tell us a lot about his judgment, after all, all of the women he has chosen have been "beauty queens" and apparently much younger than himself!

After all the hoopla is over, the American public will choose the candidate who has been consistent on his call for change over the past year, the candidate who has changed forever the way campaigns will run, how funds are raised and how people get involved and motivated from the bottom up!

Thanks Obama for caring enough to keep it real!

Posted by: RosieinOhio | September 9, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

>It's not racist at all, it's satire. The simple fact is, you're too close minded to understand it. Maybe you're the racist????


If it isn't racist, tell it to a black man...

Posted by: Nick | September 9, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to hear Sarah "Vanna" Palin (the silent Vanna White of the neocon campaign circuit) give yet another rendition of her regurgitated acceptance speech. I just can't get enough.

BORING!

GO BACK TO ALASKA YOU LIMEY MOOSE!

Posted by: lacey | September 9, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

THE USUAL REPUBLICAN FAKE OUTRAGE OVER THIS NON-INSULT IS BOTH PREDICTABLE AND LAUGHABLE...!


THE GOP - "ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE YOU FORGET THE LAST EIGHT YEARS OF OUR OWN INCOMPETENCE"!

Posted by: McCain = Bush's third term | September 9, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Whether Obama meant to insult Palin or was oblvious to the ramifications of using that phrase demonstrates he is not ready for prime time. Not to let Palin off the hook. She still has plenty of time to demonstrate whether she is as unprepared as Obama. At least with McCain we have experience for a while. If he lives for two years that will give Palin more experience than Obama has time campaigning which he claims is his "experience". With Obama we immediately get inexperience.

Posted by: Rich | September 9, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

palin just needs to change the color of her lipstick and suck it up and face the press. the reason she is not talking to the press is because she was mean,rude and ugly the the people that can make or break her, and the press is going to do just that break her.

Posted by: carrie | September 9, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

We should be investigating the real issues. ZeroBama being raised Muslim and hanging out with known terrorists. Doing land deals with felons.

Posted by: Tom | September 9, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

So where is the news about the ECONOMY? Forget Lipstick and Palin sticks.

Posted by: marshall | September 9, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Come on everybody. Palin isn't upset because Obama called her a pig. She was just upset because Obama used her line; which is just one more example of how he can't think of any good lines for himself. If he isn't given something to read off a prompter, he copies lines he has heard from someone else.

Come to think of it... he even copies other people when he is reading off the prompter!

Posted by: Kevin | September 9, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

If Caribou Barbie is so offended over a common expression, how is she going to handle Al Qaeda?

If anything, McSame should be apologizing for his latest ad, mischaracterizing Senator Obama's program designed to protect kindergarten-aged children from sexual predators as "sex education for preschoolers". McBush is a liar and an adulterer, and Caribou Barbie is a pathological serial liar, a thief and a cheat. I don't want to hear any more bleating and whining from the Greedy Oil Party.

Posted by: Sara Delphie | September 9, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama was talking about trying to repackage the Bush administration. Palin was not the subject, recipient, or target of the comment.

I hear this comment at least once a week. Putting "lipstick on a pig" is an extremely common phrase. Why do you think Palin mimicked it in the first place?

Posted by: Nick | September 9, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a leader, a maverick, a women with values. She had former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan fired for not participating in her vendetta against her former brother-in-law; threatened librarian Mary Ellen Emmons with unemployment for not cooperating with her on the banning of books; married a man who doesn't even want to be an American or want Alaska to be part of the United States, had an affair with her husband's former business partner, Brad Hanson; believed God talked to her and told her that the war in Iraq was his Will. SARAH PALIN'S VALUES AT WORK.

Posted by: koijaicat | September 9, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

John McCain
Palin Camp Takes Umbrage at 'Lipstick on a Pig' Comment
Updated 10:28 p.m.
By Peter Slevin and Michael D. Shear
LEBANON, Va. -- Sen. Barack Obama talked about the barnyard tonight, but whether he intended an epithet was in the ear of the beholder.

"John McCain says he's about change, too," Obama said, leading into a string of ways he contends McCain represents more of the same -- economic policy, taxes, education, foreign policy, campaign tactics. "That's not change. That's just calling something that's the same thing something different.

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig," Obama went on, and the crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers. "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years. We've had enough of the same old thing."

Lipstick.

Pig.

Which candidate for national office has likened herself to a pit bull with lipstick?

That would be Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Obama had barely finished when the Republican National Committee staged a conference call with former Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift (R), who said in high dudgeon that Obama had made "disgusting comments, comparing our vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, to a pig."

Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said he had done no such thing.

Reporters quickly unearthed evidence that Obama had said the same thing about Iraq policy, pointing to a reference the Illinois senator made last year: "George Bush has given a mission to General Petraeus, and he has done his best to try to figure out how to put lipstick on a pig."

Later, it turned out that McCain himself used the phrase more than once, including last year, when he was talking about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 1990s health care plan.

He said last October, "I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."

Speaking about opponents of President Bush's Iraq strategy last year, McCain criticized their reasoning.

"It gets down to whether you support what is being done in this new strategy or you don't," McCain said. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig, in my view."

The phrase is a common one, so much so that Torie Clarke, the former Pentagon communications director in the Bush administration -- a Republican and a woman -- named her book "Lipstick on a Pig: Winning in a No-Spin Era by Someone Who Knows the Game."

That did not stop Swift from taking umbrage that Obama would use such wording, which she likened to the kind of language most often heard on a children's playground.

"Calling a very prominent female governor a pig is not what we want," Swift said, describing Obama's comments as "offensive."

When asked by a female reporter how she could be sure Obama was talking about Palin, she replied, "As far as I know, she's the only one of the presidential candidates or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick. It seemed to me a very gendered comment. There's only one woman in the race. It's directly analogous to comments she has made."

The comment would be Palin's. Describing herself as a "hockey mom," she seemed proud of the image she painted when she said in her autobiographical speech to the Republican National Convention, "They say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: Lipstick."

Obama's lipstick line thrilled the crowd in a steamy high school gymnasium in rural southwest Virginia. A half-dozen supporters said afterward that Palin's own lipstick comment was not the first thought that came to mind, although a few said it was not out of the question that Obama was trying to make that connection.

"I didn't really take it that way. Probably should have," said Jeffrey Brown, a fervent Obama supporter from Belfast, Va., who describes himself as a Christian from the lower middle class. "Look, these campaigns are mean. We know that. Things get slung around."

JoAnn Vicars, a retired Bristol police employee, thought Obama's remark was great: "Loved it!" She and several friends scoffed at the idea that Obama was talking about Palin.

"That's the way we talk, buddy," Vicars said, in a raspy local accent.

Brown, in any event, figures on adding the lipstick line to his own political repertoire.

"I thought it was awesome," Brown said. "It's the truth, for one thing. I'm going to start using it right now as I campaign for him."

"Enough is enough," Obama adviser Anita Dunn said in a statement e-mailed to reporters at 9 p.m. "The Mc Cain campaign's attack tonight is a pathetic attempt to play the gender card about the use of a common analogy -- the same analogy that Senator McCain himself used about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's health care plan just last year."

Dunn said, "This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare the increasingly dishonorable campaign John McCain has chosen to run."

Anne E. Kornblut contributed to this report. Kornblut and Shear reported from Ohio.

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"Hitler waited 90 days after taking office before banning...books. Mayor Sarah Palin waited 11" days after taking office before attempting to ban books.

Posted by: koijaicat | September 9, 2008 11:09 PM

For the lady that said Palin is the only one on the campaign trail that wears lipstick, thats not true.......Rudy Giuliani wears LIPSTICK, how do you know Obama wasnt talking about him. Giuliani is a crossdresser, didnt you see him on Saturday Night Live?

Posted by: vamonticello | September 9, 2008 11:08 PM

>Typical Obama. Can't handle the pressure. Pretty soon he'll blab out his true feelings that "whitey" and the "hoe" are holding him back.

Then he'll try to get out of it by saying he was talking about how we should be eating wheat bread instead of white and using hoes to garden with to help save the planet.

What a joke he is, HA HA, crash and burn OBAMA!

Once again... Typical, hate-filled, racist

It's not racist at all, it's satire. The simple fact is, you're too close minded to understand it. Maybe you're the racist????

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Yolanda, you're as petty and an imbecile. Just like Jane Swift. Trying to make an issue out of nothing.

Shame on you people.

Posted by: TheCentrist | September 9, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Can you be a considered a prominent governor if you hide from the media, don't give interviews, have to be tutored in neocon foreign affair and economic policies, spend 55% of your governor's time at home making babies while being reimbursed for travel per diems for yourself and family plus paid a 6 figure salary, abuse your political powers, and flip flop on pork barrel projects? No wonder her kid got knocked up; she learned it from her mother.

Posted by: Lacey | September 9, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Go ahead, elect the misogynist empty suit. He is only showing his whitey hating upbringing and racism every once in a while. I'm sure once he gets in office he'll let it all hang out. Say goodbye to free speech unless you're a socialist or a communist. CHANGE is all you'll have left in your pocket, after he's done with you. Oh, he only tax 250k and above, yeah right. He's not going to fund his global poverty tax with that, he'll skin you too. You don't tax your way to prosperity, unless you're a lazy lame-o with your hand out.

Posted by: Typical klinger | September 9, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Sure it's an old saying. One typically used to disparage women. The times quoted it's use by both candidates in the past they are referring to things and events. Obama was referring to a person.

Posted by: Sylar | September 9, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yeah.

The federal government just had to take over FNMA and FDMC to the potential tune of $200 million, the federal budget defecit is over $400 billion, it turns out Bush created his "surge" plan while completely shutting out the Pentagon, unemployment is rising, 1 in 10 US mortgages is in trouble . . .

And we should be discussing some perceived slight to Ms Palin?

What planet does the McCain campaign live on? Apparently they are serious about ignoring issues here.

Posted by: Helen | September 9, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

"Hitler waited 90 days after taking office before banning...books. Mayor Sarah Palin waited 11" days after taking office before attempting to ban books.

Posted by: koijaicat | September 9, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

For the lady that said Palin is the only one on the campaign trail that wears lipstick, thats not true.......Rudy Giuliani wears LIPSTICK, how do you know Obama wasnt talking about him. Giuliani is a crossdresser, didnt you see him on Saturday Night Live?

Posted by: vamonticello | September 9, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

>Typical Obama. Can't handle the pressure. Pretty soon he'll blab out his true feelings that "whitey" and the "hoe" are holding him back.

Then he'll try to get out of it by saying he was talking about how we should be eating wheat bread instead of white and using hoes to garden with to help save the planet.

What a joke he is, HA HA, crash and burn OBAMA!


Once again... Typical, hate-filled, racist ramblings....

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Time, why are Muslims bad? And after you explain that, would someone please clarify whether Obama is a Muslim terrorist, a racist Black Christian, an outsider from Hawaii, a Washington elitist, or a member of the beltway's good old boy network? Every time I log in, he's being accused of being one of the above and I'm so confused.

Posted by: An American Girl | September 9, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Manufactured Political Distractions......you are officially on notice!

Posted by: John | September 9, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

It is a common phrase. Like saying Obama just opens his mouth to change feet.

Posted by: MT | September 9, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

I guess that Palin can dish it, but not take it.

Palin so put it out there with that "lipstick" comment. I've frankly been thinking "lipstick on a pig" since I saw her speak at the RNC last week.

Sadly, this whole campaign is starting to remind me of the old Jim Crow days where society had to protect the saintly White Woman from the big bad Black Man. Please tell me that we've evolved beyond this simple-minded nonsense.

Posted by: EJ | September 9, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to take off the gloves and

really attack these two republicans.

Maybe he should bring up Palins affair. Or

any other of the numerous scandals.

http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: pastor123 | September 9, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Here is the thing Obama supporters, the remark either intentionally or unintentionally linked Palin personally, or Palin as a republican directly to the comment. I really don't care if it was used before, it was a very poor choice by Obama considering the consequences. Why take that risk? Palin used pitbull and lipstick purposely indicating that SHE, being a hockey-mom is the pitbull. So she was speaking of herself. Obama was NOT speaking about himself but referencing others or Palin when using the pig/lipstick connection. See the difference?

Posted by: Susan | September 9, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Typical Obama. Can't handle the pressure. Pretty soon he'll blab out his true feelings that "whitey" and the "hoe" are holding him back.

Then he'll try to get out of it by saying he was talking about how we should be eating wheat bread instead of white and using hoes to garden with to help save the planet.

What a joke he is, HA HA, crash and burn OBAMA!

Posted by: whatitis | September 9, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

"So putting lipstick on a pig is NOT sexist...but putting lipstick on a water mellon is racist.
Sounds like, "black calling the kettle pot.""
*************
Sexism = Racism No difference-
I seem to recall 1000 posts about "A woman with 5 kids is irresponsible to run for VP"

WHAT'S THAT??? NOT sexist?????

HOW MANY KIDS DID Thomas Jefferson Have- AT Least 6!
WAS HE IRRESPONSIBLE IN TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE HIS DECLARATION?

GO READ SHEERI SHEPERD IN THE HUFFINGTON POST hypocrites!


Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

It's just more of the same. secrecy just like W....

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"So far, Palin has barely spoken with voters either. Since the convention, she and McCain have breezed through a Wisconsin ice cream shop, a New Mexico restaurant and a Missouri barbecue place, shaking hands with diners but not taking any questions. Photographers and television cameras have been allowed full view while reporters are typically kept too far away to ask questions or hear most of the conversations.
Her public remarks essentially have been excerpts of her convention speech, delivered while introducing McCain at rallies."
"But none of the candidates in this race has been so shielded from the media, so protected from any spontaneous situation, and Palin's unvarying remarks give the impression that she and her message are being tightly controlled. As before her convention speech, McCain's campaign is briefing Palin for her first TV interview."

—AP

Posted by: yakmon | September 9, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Right on, Obama!

Posted by: koijaicat | September 9, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

>Whether Obama is Christian or Muslim has no bearing. In the U.S. religion and state are two separate entities. The religion of the president is a private matter. Policy is not and it is what matter.


I agree with you, but there has never been ANY question. OBAMA IS A CHRISTIAN. Remember the whole Rev. Wright thing?

Republicans always make widespread, vicious, deceptive attacks and then cry victim over any real or perceived threat to themselves.

Sadly it seems to work well on the average, ill-informed, reactionary, American citizen...

Posted by: Nick | September 9, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

yeha i'm sure thats what he meant. NICE STRETCH WASHINGTON POST

Posted by: Homer Simpson | September 9, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

To Jenny, I wonder how you look like. At least we know what Obama look like. He is a good man with a good heart. How about Mc Shame and Barbie pig? Do they have good heart. As far as we know, they are liars. Were you one of them? Ask yourself? If you you were well " ITs TIME for CHANGE" not mentioning they don't have originality. They steal OBAMA'S logo. Maybe you can think one for them and "IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO GIVE THE LOGO BACK TO OBAMA" or I can make one that suit them best. How about " Piglet Palin" and put lipstick on Mc Shame"

Posted by: goldieluck | September 9, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

being an independent this whole thing is a complete waste of time. both the dems and the reps spending too much time fighting over trivial stuff and no time at all on the things that matter.

Posted by: independent451 | September 9, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm not distracted by this crap.

Tell me more about your Bridge to Nowhere and Porkbarrel spending cuts. Oh wait they're lies all lies.

Palin should just drop out of the race, she is making all woman look bad. If she really loved her county, she'd admit that she is not read to run it.

Posted by: Gracie | September 9, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Can't even understand a simple joke. Palin is the lipstick applied to McCain the pig. At least get offended for the right reason.

The GOP = we like our pols dumb and psychotic.

Posted by: GOP Humor IQ | September 9, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Right, and I suppose if McCain had referred to Obama as a "niggard" (definition: stingy - no relation to the word "ni**er") all you nuanced liberals would have been hunk dory and would not accused McCain of racism.

Posted by: Qx92 | September 9, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Since McCain selected Palin, he has rarely been mentioned. Sarah Palin is a smoke screen. Don't be bamboozled.

Posted by: Me-oh-my-oh | September 9, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Pig?
Is that another word for "hope"?or"change"?
Sexist pig.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

It appears the racist postors have a point. "Lipstick" is obviously colored.

Posted by: Confused | September 9, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Palin is self-parody. Good Lord. You cannot say ANYTHING to or about this woman without her or her surrogates whining SEXISM, funny because SHE thinks the very act of declaring sexism is by definition whining. Oh, and any Harry Potter fans out there will get a snicker out of Palin taking "umbrage." This candidacy won't go down in flames, it'll go down in guffaws.

Posted by: SB | September 9, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

"Calling a very prominent female governor a pig is not what we want," Swift said...

Prominent? No one outside of Alaska even knew this loud mouth, arrogant, neocon supporting pitbull before this election. Is there anyone in the GOP who can tell the truth?

Posted by: lacey | September 9, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

But she is a pig. Alaska is a state with some of the highest rates of pollution, highest rape, highest teen suicide, highest worker injury, highest domestic violence,and so on.

Posted by: tiredof falsehoods | September 9, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

It is okay for Sarah Palin to address the country in her very first speech to the nation, and attack Barack Obama's community organizing, but she can't accept that if you put lipstick on a pig, it IS still a pig?! I'm a woman! I'm a park ranger! I'm outdoors woman if you ever met one. I don't support McCain. Palin is doing nothing for women like me. Can't we all see that the republicans are avoiding the issues because they have nothing! alaskaisclosetorussia.wordpress.com

Posted by: sarah | September 9, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Pit bull, pig..what's the difference. This campaign should be about issues, not what kind of animal Sarah Palin is.

Posted by: Eraticus | September 9, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Sara Palin likens herself to a Pitbull. Why hasn't anybody pointed out that the local dogpounds are chock full of Pitbulls because NOBODY WANTS THEM. In fact, many municipalities have outlawed the ownershipe of Pitbulls! Pitbulls are DANGEROUS and UNPREDICTABLE!

Posted by: miguel | September 9, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse


Obama posters, Newsflash!!
Messiah seems to be running out of money. It was bad call by him to bypass public financing, hope he does not go broke before the election.

McCain/Palin 08

Posted by: vic | September 9, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Flip Flop Change for Same McCain=Bush got his foot in his mouth and has eaten his way up to the hole between his legs, where he is now hiding with a chain of heads that want to join him. Do not concern your selves because the light between their ears has been turned off and they love where they are going.

Posted by: variezn34gm | September 9, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

All the fuzz about a metaphor of speach, which was perfectly to the point and free of offense, but which is now distorted to mean anything except what Obama expressed, goes a long way to show that Palin was in fact added to the McCain ticket for sex-appeal, not content, and with so many males wanting to be cavalier now in protecting her. That reality should really offend people. Whether Obama is Christian or Muslim has no bearing. In the U.S. religion and state are two separate entities. The religion of the president is a private matter. Policy is not and it is what matter.

Posted by: Brigitte | September 9, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Palin, go home.

Women are fighting and dying and you want to fuss about lipstick? It's an idiom and quite frankly, you are anything BUT a modern woman.

People, you must realize Palin is a pawn and is allowing herself to be cast in this light?

Given your record, Palin, I will say it; You can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20080909/us_time/sarahpalinsalaskonomics;_ylt=Auf8gRfLGmhtC2_lrbkOg4Ks0NUE (Time Magazine article)

From those of us who broke ground and are STILL breaking ground, Jessica Lynch was also a POW. Lipstick, indeed!

I am ashamed of you!

From a Female, 52, USMC Veteran who served with a Vietnam MOH (Medal of Honor) Winner.
(Now that's a tough audience).

GROW UP!

OBAMA/BIDEN 08

Posted by: SueM Vet for Obama | September 9, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

The real attack is all her talk about the Bridge to Nowhere is a lie. But that is true. So the McCaine say anything about that so they pretend Obama was talking about Palin when from the context of the quote it is clear that he was talking about how a convention is used to put lipstick on a campaign but that doesn't change what they really have to offer. By twisting Obama's intent, they prove Obama was right

Posted by: Michael | September 9, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

It's a common phrase, get over it. I like McCain/Palin but I think someone (the adviser) was looking for something to get mad about.
OK, nothing to see here, keep moving..

Posted by: Rick | September 9, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: saharaaa

"So putting lipstick on a pig is NOT sexist...but putting lipstick on a water mellon is racist.
Sounds like, "black calling the kettle pot.""

Be careful saharaaa, people can see your white sheet...
As for Obama's remark - awesome! She already called hockey moms B****es. Or was she simply referring to herself?

Posted by: Li | September 9, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Why would anyone be surprised by his comments, he used the same tactics in the primaries!

Essentially irrelevant, but it does show great arrogance and lack of class.

Posted by: gdgarant | September 9, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

I really think Palin's totally laughing this off. She knows she's got him. All of us stupid Republicans know it.

Yea, just keep trying the lame attempt to tie McCain-Palin to Bush. Look how well that's going.

This was Hussein's election to lose, and he's doing just that. These momentum shifts are very hard to change.

The better be careful. As McCain said today...
"if you wanna wrestle a pig watch out, you will both get dirty, and the pig will like it!"

Posted by: Dean (Hartland, Wisconsin) | September 9, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Once again, I have a message for the MSM.

Until McCain/Palin and the Republicans get serious about this election and treat the voting public with respect and consideration by explaining her record that seems full of dichotomies and by putting forth their plan to address the economy, joblessness, outsourcing, tax reform, the deficit, health care, education, housing, foreign relations, the war in Iraq (not just that we are going to WIN that, too!!) but what constitutes victory, how we will know we have won, etc, then, I think the MSM should stop covering them.

Every speech in every city at every rally presents nothing new, absolutely nothing new. They are not meeting with journalists to discuss issues, they have stated that "this campaign is about personalities, not issues".

Ok, we already have seen and heard and read about the personalities. There is nothing more to say and I am bored with the story. Stop covering it, ignore them, until they campaign seriously.

With all that is going on in this country and in this world, the MSM is regurgitating ad nauseum the same angst about why she is not submitting to the press? Why do you think? Enough. Just stop chasing after her. Fill any news you have discovered about her record, her ideology, and let us draw our conclusions and do not even report their retorts by surrogates.

Let them go into city after city and say the same thing word for word to the people who want to hear it and see them and who will vote for them, for whatever reason. Do not subject the rest of us to the same old same old when we are dealing with the issues named above and are concerned re world peace.

I really do not understand why MSM, especially CNN, is taking on the responsibility to define and clarify Palin, to explain her record, the rumors, etc. She should be made to do that for herself. When the press takes on this role, they are making it easy for this ticket and functioning as a Campaign Manager or a Public Relations Firm. The responsibility for explaining or introducing herself, her real self, to the public and being made accountable for her exaggerated portrait of herself as a reformer, in light of what we are discovering. The MSM can be an investigative reporter but they should not have to defend her; she should have to do that.

Posted by: TJW | September 9, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

All of this rancor for a common turn of phrase . . . I'm beginning to feel McPain.

Posted by: ALWRaimist | September 9, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Enjoy Europe.

Posted by: saharaaa | September 9, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm white. I don't give a damn if Barack Obama is green. Barack Obama is the better candidate because he cares about leaving a legacy of a livable planet to our children's children- this is an act of selflessness that reflects on deeper sentiment- and this is the type of sentiment that America needs NOW.
You can tell Obama feels his potential presidency is more important to the people as a whole, and less important to himself.

The government needs to stop wasting time and money on unproductive bloated pursuits constructed for personal gain and reeking of violence. You need something to do? Start with the pothole in front of my house that I pay 18,000 a year in taxes to run into daily. The point is, spread it around here, and around the world to a much lesser extent, please! Find money here in new technology, tax corporation who outsource, bring back quality American work. Will McCain do that? When pigs fly!

I thought about voting for McCain for a brief moment because he will def. keep Israel safe, and Obama's policy has been sort of sketchy on that- being willing to talk to that maniacal jackass in Iran (I would love to give that guy a piledriver). I hope he changes his standpoint on that. Still he is the lesser by far of two evils.

Every jab McCain's campaign takes is increasingly painfully desperate and even insulting to an intelligent person. Either he is not the man for the job right now or he has succesfully surrounded himself with baboons that keep misguiding his campaign. 20 years ago he may have swayed me out of manipulating my fear, but definitely not now.

Maybe Obama did in fact do the McCain campaign a literary turn with the lipstick on a pig comment- at least he is intelligent and creative enough to pull it off!

Seriously hope we as a people are not dumb enough to vote this clown McCain and his cronies in. Please show how strong we are and shout out that we do not want any more republican mismanagement!! Or I am moving to Europe and F you all!

Posted by: honesty!!!!!!!!! | September 9, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

She is a pig. A media pig. Getting fat on all this unwarranted attention. She simply a fresh faced prop plucked from the Repukicans money tree. Who in the hell is she? No one knew here 2 weeks ago. It's like voting for American Idol with so many Repukicans these days. Obama mustered his way through a 19 month media scrutiny. Too much talk about the pig in lipstick anyway. It's McCain you fools are thinking voting for. Look at what Bush has done in his 8 years. You want McCain too? Fools. It's a pity so much of America is uneducated, power hungry and/or ultra religious.

Here's to overtuning the FISA act. What you don't know what that is? It's where the Gov has the ability to listen in on any of your home or cell phone calls. What you didn't know that passed about 2 months ago? Oh.....that's what you get for not paying attention. It wasn't on Fox or CBS or ABC or NBC....but it was all over the internet if you bothered to look. Just Google FISA if you want the shock of your life.

Posted by: John Shermer | September 9, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to take off the gloves and really attack these two republicans.
Maybe he should bring up Palins affair. Or any other of the numerous scandals. http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: pastor123 | September 9, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

intelligence does not = elitism. since when did the requirement for becoming president of the united states become "THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE JUST LIKE US! STUPID, UNEDUCATED, WITH NO ORIGINAL IDEAS"

and for you morons who enjoy making stupid unhinged comparisons to hitler...hitler was scared of liberals. hitler considered himself a "moral and fiscal conservative." how's that for a comparison?

Posted by: you people. | September 9, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Many of you are spending too much time demonizing the Republican or Democratic party. Of course politicians want to distort the news and deceive citizens, their main goal is to win the election. Both parties do it. Barack and John pay many people to listen for comments such as this and to spin them into a story. We should direct our anger and resentment toward the press who continue to deceive us in order to keep us uninformed.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

>Why can't people vote on issues that are going to affect your life? You know like your job, yur childrens education, healthcare, pensions, where this country will be in 20 years if some sort of exceptional move forward is not made in regards to energy?. If the next president will keep us in an unjust war, made on lies to the american people, anybody remember that?


A candidate's beliefs tell you a lot about them. Republican evangelical intentions are pretty well known by now...

Posted by: Nick | September 9, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Some folks are stuck on stupid. Honest to goodness, have crap for brains with intellects an inch deep and a yard wide.

"Oh no, don't confuse me with the facts." It is okay for McCain to have used the exact same phrase about Hillary Clinton? Hmmmm. How odd is it that some so called Hillary supporters now say," Go McCain." Must have really really loved Hillary, huh? With supporters like that, who needs...

And for those who try to get a rise with the lawn jockey, noose, Al Jolsen type remarks. Best we can hope for is that your ignorance will lead you to receive a Darwin reward, hopefully before you get a chance to procreate.

Posted by: mactheknife | September 9, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

"It is clear he was taking a stab at Palin. I am sure she isn't fazed one bit and is taking great delight in these rather pathetic and desperate attempts to bring her down. I would love for her to respond tomorrow with the line: Well....you can also put a monkey in a suit and it is still a monkey". I wonder how the "Chosen One" would react to that? Keep the slurs coming Obama - you are digging your own grave.

McCain/Palin 2008!!!

Posted by: Jenny | September 9, 2008 10:34 PM

Lipstick on a pig? Old fish? Come on, some of you can't be that blind. But the muslim, oh I mean christian, thinks you are. First of all, Obama only cares about being the first black president. Nothing else. And he's taken a page out of Adolf Hitler's play book to get there by using his grand speeches and flashy shows. He even copied off some of Hitler's early campaign posters. Now Hillary is getting into the act not because she likes Obama, but because she wants to be the first women president or vice president and it benefits her to have Palin lose. Second, people only needed a reason not to vote for Obama and now they have it in Sarah Palin. To hand this country over to that racist Obama and his pathetic wife would be a slap in the face to every true American who loves this country.

Posted by: whatitis | September 9, 2008 10:32 PM"

This is what is wrong with this country. Angry, racist idiots posing as offended women...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

So putting lipstick on a pig is NOT sexist...but putting lipstick on a water mellon is racist.
Sounds like, "black calling the kettle pot."

Posted by: saharaaa | September 9, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Why would anyone be surprised by his comments .. he carried himself the same way during his campaign against Hilary.

They'll pretend it wasn't intentional .. knowing full well that's how it would be received.

And if that's not what was intended, why would they even risk being taken that way?

I think we know why .. after all they are elitists!

Posted by: gdgarant | September 9, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

yawnnnn
Is anybody getting tired yet of this Palin hype?

I respect that she is on the ticket, I think she has accomplished many things.

I personally don't like her personal policies.

Teaching abstinance
Against pro choice
censorship
Disagrees that global warming exists
...

The only thing I want to hear about with Palin going forward is one issue or policy she stands for that affect the national status of this country? Everything else I am sick and tired of hearing about.

Why can't people vote on issues that are going to affect your life? You know like your job, your childrens education, healthcare, pensions, where this country will be in 20 years if some sort of exceptional move forward is not made in regards to energy?. If the next president will keep us in an unjust war, made on lies to the american people, anybody remember that?

Can't we just get back to issues for a change the above is what I am interested in I am sick of the stupid bantering.

Sarah Palin take a couple of interviews and please tell us your National policies and ideas? I know you must have some otherwise surely John McCain would not have picked you as Vice president and possible president if something happened to him if you don't have your policies defined. Right????

Tired of the pandering and the irrelevant.

Posted by: Joanne | September 9, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

It is clear he was taking a stab at Palin. I am sure she isn't fazed one bit and is taking great delight in these rather pathetic and desperate attempts to bring her down. I would love for her to respond tomorrow with the line: Well....you can also put a monkey in a suit and it is still a monkey". I wonder how the "Chosen One" would react to that? Keep the slurs coming Obama - you are digging your own grave.

McCain/Palin 2008!!!

Posted by: Jenny | September 9, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Lipstick on a pig? Old fish? Come on, some of you can't be that blind. But the muslim, oh I mean christian, thinks you are. First of all, Obama only cares about being the first black president. Nothing else. And he's taken a page out of Adolf Hitler's play book to get there by using his grand speeches and flashy shows. He even copied off some of Hitler's early campaign posters. Now Hillary is getting into the act not because she likes Obama, but because she wants to be the first women president or vice president and it benefits her to have Palin lose. Second, people only needed a reason not to vote for Obama and now they have it in Sarah Palin. To hand this country over to that racist Obama and his pathetic wife would be a slap in the face to every true American who loves this country.

Posted by: whatitis | September 9, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

with so many liberals, america s in great shape.wertloses leben!just good enough to feed pigs with lipstig.

Posted by: hristian | September 9, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

"Republicans are becoming more and more irrelevant"
Dmarla
*********************
Hey, Dmensa-
"September 9, 2008
McCain Now Winning Majority of IndependentsMajority of independents now prefer him over Obama, 52% to 37%USA Democrats Election 2008 Government and Politics Republicans Americas Northern America by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ -- John McCain's 6 percentage-point bounce in voter support spanning the Republican National Convention is largely explained by political independents shifting to him in fairly big numbers, from 40% pre-convention to 52% post-convention in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.

By contrast, Democrats' support for McCain rose 5 percentage points over the GOP convention period, from 9% to 14%, while Republicans' already-high support stayed about the same.

The surge in political independents who favor McCain for president marks the first time since Gallup began tracking voters' general-election preferences in March that a majority of independents have sided with either of the two major-party candidates. Prior to now, McCain had received no better than 48% of the independent vote and Obama no better than 46%, making the race for the political middle highly competitive."

What did Aspergirl opine regarding 80 point IQ's?

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the racist posters are out and about tonight. They think that now that McCain has had a bump in the polls they can show their true colors. This country is sick in the head. Reading these posts its obvious that racism is the real (and unspoken) problem, not sexism. But Obama has too much self-respect and dignity to cry racism at every subtle innuendo and not so subtle attack. The McCain campaign, on the other hand, is crying sexism when it's not even there. I used to respect McCain, but I simply can't anymore.

Posted by: Grossed Out | September 9, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Here is the actual quote some people might do well to read this

"The other side, suddenly, they're saying 'we're for change too.' Now think about it, these are the same folks that have been in charge for the last eight years," the Illinois senator said to a crowd of 2,400 people.

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap up an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink after eight years. We've had enough," he exclaimed to a standing ovation.

No where does Senator Obama infer that any member of the Mccain ticket is a pig. What he is referring to are the lame attempts by the Mccain campaign to paint themselves as agents of change.

Also shocker shocker shocker former Mass. governor Jane Swift failed to mention that this abhorrent phrase was also used by Senator John Mccain to describe Hilary Clinton's health care proposal by saying

"I think they put some lipstick on a pig," he said, "but its still a pig"

There will be no swift boating by the right in this election. The media is going to rebut this crap when the right attempts to spout it. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame of me, but that won't happen.

Posted by: Jonah | September 9, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Palin said it herself, with her stupid zinger about her lipstick. That is the only way this comment relates to Palin at all. She brought it on herself. Now y'all can quit crying.

In Obama's joke, Palin's not the pig... she's the lipstick.

Who's the PIG? That'd be McSame-As-Bush...

Posted by: Palin's not the pig, she's the lipstick. | September 9, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

OH PLEASE!!! Grow up Jane Swift! Obama did not call Palin a pig (even if he did, that would be insulting the pig).

Palin called herself a pitbull with lipstick, remember? Palin needs to "get out of the kitchen if she cannot stand the heat". Yes, Palin should drop out. Apparently Palin can't even handle talking to the media (which seems to have succumbed yet again to bullying tactics of the GOP right wing). Palin and Swift are part of the glass ceiling. All this drama with no substance, will be perceived as the typical boohoohoo female response! It tarnishes the image of professional women. GO OBAMA-BIDEN 08!

Posted by: unbelievable | September 9, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Yea... calling herself a pit bull is sooo much better than a pig

Posted by: Po yun | September 9, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

You lefties sure get nuts when you fall behind in the polls. You would think O. Hussein Obama would lay low on the pig comments. He's imploding and I'm having a blast watching him go down.

I'm also sure the good Governor is having a nice laugh about all this, she's taken on tougher dirtbags and won.

At last, we have a race......

Posted by: Dean (Hartland, Wisconsin) | September 9, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

This isn't news. Quit trying to stir the pot.

Posted by: Ha ha ha | September 9, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are either stupid or impotent, or both, impotent because they are stupid.

Everything anyone says about Palin, every question asked, is alleged "sexist" and internalized to be a direct hit at her. This is going to get old very soon. In Texas, we have a saying, "Don't piss on my boots and tell me it's raining."

There is plenty to assign to her, based on what people have been able to figure out, that can hold her directly accountable in defining her. We do not need these subliminal messages and ridiculous insinuations from lame Republicans who have nothing to stand on this election.

Posted by: TJW | September 9, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Seems to me that Obama was saying that Palin is the lipstick which makes McCain...

Posted by: IsTheWhatHeMeant | September 9, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

I also am outraged by Obama's comment. I mean, comparing Palin to a pig. Honestly, how must the pigs feel?

Posted by: :) | September 9, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Distractions, distractions…..distractions. This is an obvious effort to refocus the debate away from real issues and have voters waste their time chasing non issues. With less than 60 days until the election, they will run out the clock without a single substantive issue about the future of this country being discussed; including hiding out Palin. Only the loyal right will be persuaded (as sorry as I am that they are wasting their time, as they too should be demanding a substantive discussion). Our country continues to slide farther and farther behind and we spend our time debating non issues.

Posted by: JCJ | September 9, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

I have trouble understanding why the USA did anything wrong defending itself after it was attacked in 9/11. Sure most of you probably admit that it was the USAs fault and it deserved to be attacked and it has no right to defend itself. Then I am troubled to why you are letting some dude always insult your current president, like he can do any better. As far as I know either can't have a son, my mother said having a son hurts somehow... like working hard for one... not just opening your legs.

Then I wonder why all of you compare Bush to McCain when McCain made it his point that he doesn't agree with Bush, but I hope he does agree with the tax reinburstments... because my God that I be in heaven one of these days... that's some good money I can use. I swear to God!

What kind of a demented world are you guys from? Of course women get equal pay as men, where the hell do you people live.. under a rock? Anyways, John McCain loves women, he made them happy with Palin, as far as I am concerned. What makes me laugh is that Palin actually has changed the world more than this dude Obama bin Hussein. ... and you know what... we don't need no change.. go get a real job. We need PROGRESS! John McCain PROGRESS!

Posted by: Amado Castaneda | September 9, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

McCain's camp is manufacturing news in order to distract voters from the issues that really matter.

Posted by: Gianni | September 9, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Palin can go belittle community organizers all she wants. All the McCain-Palin ticket has left is fear. McCain/Palin spends money on negative ads. Obama spends some on ads, but most on organizing. The GOP is going to be in for a nasty surprise as friends and neighbors discreetly get together and work to prevent a 3rd Bush term.

Country First Obama-Biden 08

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

The only difference between Bush and Palin is lipstick.

Posted by: savage10@newsguy.com | September 9, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

What's the difference between Palin and Cheney-Lipstick

Posted by: Ha ha ha | September 9, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

I was never proud of my country, until I put lipstick on a water mellon.

Posted by: obama-mama | September 9, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama's mother lived enough to teach him respect to others, good manners and instill in him an authentic love for knowledge.
A white beautiful woman.
Those vituperating females who use the funny lipstick anecdote to insult michelle and oprah are 'apallingly mean-spirited and sadly vulgar.

Posted by: Lea | September 9, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

My IQ is below 80, but I'm still McCain/Palin.

Posted by: Aspergirl1 | September 9, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Is this really a news story? The Washington Post should be embarrassed. How is this story important to the presidential election or current events in general? I think our country is in a horrible state of affairs; Our country will be more polarized following the November election; John McCain will win the election and we will soon undertake another arms race and Cold War with Russia; The media will support this arms race because it has become a puppet to Washington, corporate America, and interest groups; there seems to be so little accountability. The founding fathers would be very disappointed in us all. When will the American people wake up and take their country back?

Posted by: Livin the Laowai Life | September 9, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

WOO!!! to America if McCane is elected it will fasten the crumbling of the Union. Sorry worst times are coming!!!!!

Posted by: JOJO | September 9, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

What this shows is an extreme weakness in the McCain/Palin ticket. That Palin would stretch so far to play the 'victim' card proves that she does not have what it takes to be a world leader, or even his sidekick. It is a stretch to interpret Obama's remark as referring to her speech-line, and it is a further stretch to call the remark sexist. The republicans need to stop playing the victim/coward card. It makes them look foolish and weak.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are becoming more and more irrelevant. This is a new low - creating contraversies where there are none!

Posted by: dmarla | September 9, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse


Regardless of who's side you are on it was an incredibly stupid thing for him to say. It just paints him in a bad light and drowns out his message.


But even Obama's audience knew he was refering to Palin.

You sexist liberal spin meisters can lie all you want. Obama meant to do this and it just shows he is the pig.. a sexist pig.


LIBERAL=SEXIST

Posted by: julia | September 9, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

If the shoe fits . . .

Posted by: Antianti | September 9, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I am disturbed that:
1: There is so little concern about real issues in this discussion. There's too much petty ugliness being expressed by the previous comments. We have a country with a failing economy that needs to be fixed; a failing energy policy and an international reputation which has gone downhill over the past 6 years. We need to worry more about leadership than about metaphors.
2: Gov. Palin's reaction to a comment which was not addressed to her indicates a shallow level of understanding of common speech.
3: Gov. Palin's reaction strikes me as a person who thinks everything is about her. This one wasn't.

Posted by: Hannah | September 9, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Whats the difference between McCain and Bush? Lipstick

Posted by: Genus | September 9, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

This pig smells of Karl Rove and/or those he mentored. Flip everything the opposition says. Barack better start hitting back, hard.

Posted by: slimcat | September 9, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Most of the pigs are Obamas posters who dogged CLinton for months only to adopt her ideas after denegrated them.

Posted by: hhkeller | September 9, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Who's the whining now Palin? If you can't handle the big boys in DC, how can you handle Putin?

Posted by: Boo Hoo | September 9, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse


looks like it's Muslim Test.

Muslim hate pigs, so call others pigs.
Obama subconscious giving him away. He does not need a lie detector.

Get ready for more caning from the New kid in town.
McCain/Palin 08

Posted by: vic | September 9, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Jane Swift is an idiot. If Sarah Palin is smart she will get rid of this bigmouth in a hurry !

Posted by: Greg | September 9, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Just keep making excuses, Obama fans. All of this helps McCain. If Obama can't figure out how to handle Palin, how on Earth is he going to run the country? The man has no substance.

Posted by: Rick F | September 9, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The republican Prima Donna disappoint us; we thought they were strong. It is one type of strength when dishing out insult, but they have no guts in dealing with what comes their way.

Posted by: O.P. Neon | September 9, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

seems to me that the republicans are calling Palin a pig. Obama says "putting lipstick on a pig" and they assume that he is referring to Palin. they must know her pretty well.

Posted by: dsk | September 9, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Mcsame, Palin and all Republicans are hogs of the oil companies. Go rut in your swinley pens, cry babies.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Stop insulting this lovable animal!
Pigs are very intelligent animal, way smarter than Sarah Palin and most of the Republican.

Posted by: WeiBert | September 9, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Women really need to ask McCain why he voted AGAINST the Ledbetter Equal Pay Act. Since he's so into equal rights for women, why not equal pay for them too ?

Posted by: F7711 | September 9, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

So suprised to see such ignorance here, the most important election of our time is upon us, and we are talking about pigs???
America Wake Up!! We are about to get "DUPED" again by the repubs, so get your guns and man your post cause John Mcsame is taking this country to many wars!! watch and see!! don't worry about the economy or oil or why everyone that is connected is getting richer and the fact that McBush is going to be the Oldest pres. ever elected and his back up plan is the Gov. of Alaska.

Don't wear a condom become a REPUBLICAN!

Posted by: wwthatguy | September 9, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

....because, as Democratic strategist Joe Trippi explained to me, "those whites don't like to see a black guy getting angry, it's a dangerous thing for an African American candidate to do."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

How can you infer that putting lipstick on a water mellon is racist? It is just like putting lipstick on a pig or a monkey.
Everyone knows that...even women.

Posted by: sahrahhh | September 9, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

At first, I didn't think Republicans could belive the voters would be so stupid as to belive this clap trap. After reading some of the comments below, I apologize to the Republicans. The voters ARE that stupid. The women who said they were dems and voting for McCain/Palin...well that's ok but when you loose your job, your house is forclosed and you loose your pension you will be able to look back fondly at this time and remember how you "showed 'em"

Posted by: Repub | September 9, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

So what is she going to do when a world leader makes a remark that could possibly almost begin to sound what she interprets as being sexist?

Go cry in her bedroom and keep her away from the press?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

The unbridled racism shown here is grotesque and bizarre. Anyone who scapegoats a whole group of people meets the criteria for a delusional disorder, a major psychiatric illness.

In addition, strong racist feelings, which are tied to fixed belief systems impervious to reality checks, are also symptoms of serious mental dysfunction.

From the looks of it, a lot people posting on this blog are off their meds again.

Posted by: Be Still | September 9, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

ANGRY BLACK MAN... ATTACKING A NICE WHITE WOMAN

One big, deadly personality problem that the Obama campaign faces is that the more negative and abusive they & the media & the Alaskan witchhunt gets against Palin, the backlash is going to be against the Obama campaign.

Now, I have to speak about race.

No one wants to be harassed, afraid & threatened by a black man. The media apparently doesn't realize that America not only doesn't share its reflexive hatred of Sarah Palin, but the personal destruction campaign she faces is scary. It's the spectacle of a white woman being attacked & belittled by an angry black man.

And with Obama's pivot to a negative campaign against the Republicans & McCain, he's taken an ugly turn, too. He's gone from being an uplifting man to being an angry, hectoring black man.

Sorry, had to say it.

Getting very ugly now out there... sigh.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 9, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans are bent on playing the sexism card with a subtext of racism. Any comment on Palin will be termed sexist, as if the Obama camp should brand all criticisms of Obama as racist sentiments. The politics of fear never ceases to amaze me. It will be defeated soon!

Posted by: Man | September 9, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

WAPO: WHY ARE YOU COVERING THIS STORY?

TALK ABOUT DISTRACTIONS FROM WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW.

THE MORE THIS ELECTION GOES ON, THE MORE I'M CONVICED THAT THE "FOURTH ESTATE," SO CRITICAL TO DEMOCRACY, HAS COMPLETELY CEASED TO EXIST IN THE UNITED STATES. YOU HAVE SOLD OUT TO ENTERTAINMENT AND HORSE RACES.

THE ONLY PIGS HERE ARE JOURNALISTS INTENT ON MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOLEHILLS. YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE A-S-H-A-M-E-D.

Posted by: William J. | September 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

It's an idiom, and if you don't understand what an IDIOM is you're an IDIOT. What's more sexist in comparison? Using an idiom to describe a MALE CANDIDATE'S NEW "CHANGE" PLATFORM or MAKING RAPE VICTIMS PAY FOR RAPE KITS IN INVESTIGATIONS?

Your precious Palin is the anti-feminist. She may claim that she's beaten out the old boys club, but her cabinet was all men and now she has a team of right-wing spinmaster women accusing every question of the McCain/Palin ticket "sexist." You know what's setting women back? These right-wing spinmasters and Sarah Palin not being able to take criticism. The blatant ignorance on this board astounds me. Did you people even go to school? Do you pay attention to issues or anything other than what Fox News and the KKK tells you to? Ignorance. Sheer ignorance and you're disgusting human beings and disgraces to America.

Posted by: Brittany | September 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Did Palin nail herself to the cross, or did she have help from her Wassila pastor?

Posted by: Simpleton | September 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Jane Swift was never governor of Massachusetts. She merely likes to think she was.

Jane Swift was never elected governor. She was elected lieutenant governor, and the governor left. In Massachusetts, constitutionally, when the governor departs the job, the lieutenant governor does not become governor, they merely take over the governor's duties.

At the end of her term, she wisely did not run for governor, as she was roundly hated by most of the population for being an idiot. The fact that she declared herself to be governor when she wasn't was part of the problem.

Posted by: Tom | September 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

I love how Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd are numbers 1, 2, and 3 on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's political donation list... guess that wont make the media reports.

Posted by: Marko | September 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Grow up. Really...

Posted by: George Bowman | September 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

If Palin takes umbrage with the comment, then Palin must be the pig with lipstick in question. Actually, she looks like Tina Fey in drag.....

Seriously, if Palin or any other female candidate is going to be so reactive and overly sensitive (whining perhaps?) to statements like this, then what hope is there for our country? Like politicians have been saying for years, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Oh no, was that sexist too? Probably not, I didn't write "get the pig in lipstick out of the kitchen."

Posted by: julie | September 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

*rolling eyes*

Grow up, McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

The remarks on this page go to show what we have become in this country. It is really disgusting to see it, when you do not have to post your real name or email I guess you will say anything, what a shame...sleep well tonight.

Posted by: Kelly | September 9, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse


Obama's sexist hate machine:

Obama calls Palin 'a pig'
Obama calls women 'sweetie'
Obama pays women less than men (McCain pays women equal)
Obama's campaign slogan: 'BROs BEFORE HOs'

LIBERAL=SEXIST

Posted by: julia | September 9, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

What this shows is an extreme weakness in the McCain/Palin ticket. That Palin would stretch so far to play the 'victim' card proves that she does not have what it takes to be a world leader, or even his sidekick. It is a stretch to interpret Obama's remark as referring to her speech-line, and it is a further stretch to call the remark sexist. The republicans need to stop playing the victim/coward card. It makes them look foolish and weak.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Ohh please it's as if some of you didn't even READ the article. No wonder Bush has been in office eight years. Obama has used that Phrase long before Palin even entered the picture which doesn't have to be long since she's only been around for a week or so if that. Preschoolsers have better reading comprehensions than some of you.

Posted by: Terri | September 9, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse


OBAMA: "LIPSTICK ON A PIG" & "SMELLS LIKE FISH"

Obama didn't just say "lipstick on a pig" but he also said "it" smells "like a fish."

"The newly-formed "Palin Truth Squad," struck back at a comment made by Obama saying the McCain ticket was "putting lipstick on a pig" & then said it smells "like a fish".

Obama drew the analogy while mocking the McCain campaign's new "change" message.

"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to a laughing Ohio audience. "It's still a pig."

"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink"

Obama: lipstick on a pig & smells like a fish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/09/politics/fromtheroad/entry4433206.shtml

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 9, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

If the shoe fits . . .

Posted by: Antianti | September 9, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

It seems to me that the one calling Sarah Palin a pig with lipstick was none other than Governor Jane.

Posted by: Sharon | September 9, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

For every racist comment I will donate $10 to Obama's campaign

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Not only does Sarah Palin want to take ownership of what I do with my body... she wants to own lipstick?

She has gone too far for this lipstick-lovin' liberal!

Posted by: kalliope | September 9, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

He better not use the phrase "Polish a turd" either, since everyone will automatically assume he's talking about Palin. After all, everyone knows she's full of sh**.

Posted by: GEG | September 9, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

So "putting lipstick on a pig" refers to Sarah Palin? Since when?
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And so, does "old fish wrapped on new paper still stinks", does that refer to McCain? Since when?
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Come on folks, and by the way, using the fact that Palin refered to herself as a "pitbull on lipstick", does anyone know:
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What's the difference between a pitbull Sarah Palin, besides lipstick?
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Answer #1: If the pitbull wiggles its tail, it can be trusted.
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Answer #2: One of the two swallowed a tape recoder.
___________________________
*I am El Mugoso, and I approve this message*

Posted by: El Mugroso | September 9, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

"McCain said at the time. "You can put lipstick on a pig, [but] it's still a pig, in my view.""

If they think it's Palin maybe there's some truth to it?

"McCain himself used the exact same phrase to describe Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's health care plan just last year. "I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," "

OHHHH the outrage!!! How dare they call her a pig!!!!!

If only the Republicans had a platform to run on—sadly they only have a platform to run FROM. That's why they're trying to make it a pissing match—they've got nothin else...

Posted by: Yakmon | September 9, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

"putting lipstick on a pig"
Are you people for real? Does Palin smell like a pig? She doesn’t look like a pig!

What other idiotic crap will the McPuppet campaign come up with?


Posted by: Mr.X | September 9, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

The real racists are on this blog and are showing their true colors.

I guess they want a culture war.

If I belonged to a party that promoted racism, ignorance and war but NO ISSUES I'd be angry too.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

jeez... talk about being hypersensitive.

Last week Palin called herself a female dog, when she said she was a pitbull with lipstick.

But I didn't hear McCain compare back then.

Posted by: blip | September 9, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama says Africa first.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

For additional information on candidate qualifications, please read the link @ http://www.cliffyworld.com/blogs

Posted by: Cliffyworld | September 9, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Sexism? Where were Senator McCain and Governor Palin when Senator Clinton was getting ripped to shreds during the primaries and earlier over her healthcare plan?


Country First Obama-Biden 08

Posted by: Beil | September 9, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

To anon @ 10:05, I have experience with pit bulls and you are correct. If you just look at them cross, they'll try to take a good piece of your leg off. That's precisely their nature.

Good post.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Why is John McCain defending child molesters? Why? He is a disgusting, dirty old man. Why would he want to stand up for child molesters instead of our children?

Posted by: farah | September 9, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Fundamental Radical Islamists are pigs.

Posted by: matt | September 9, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Awww, did Obama hurt your little feelings?

Posted by: Patrick | September 9, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney used this same common phrase in 04... '"As we like to say in Wyoming, you can put all the lipstick you want on a pig, but it'll still be a pig,' Mr. Cheney says of Mr. Kerry's record."
Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/23/politics/campaign/23veeps.html?fta=y

Posted by: tbird | September 9, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks that we is being fooled again. Here we are talking trash as if it really matters. Will somebody please get real and stop living in Disney World for five minutes. We have real problems in the country: debt, poverty, bankruptcies, healthcare, unemployment, war, energy crisis, education.....I shall stop with these. People, neither Obama nor McCain is going to deliver on any of these. I beg of you to reflect for 2 minutes and if you have a safe job and no problems think of the millions that do not. Do you really believe that either of these clowns has a solution? I am 100% convince that Obama is without principles. He is not his own man. He can be bought. McCain is a loose cannot and he is going senile if you ask me. We are in trouble. It should not be a choice between these two clowns. Is there a Gerald Ford out there anywhere?
Oh yes, the lipstick joke. Of course Obama is a racist and so is Oprah. She loves you white folks when you beg her to give you her cars and free tickets. How is driving Ms. Oprah now? Whitey!

Posted by: Berry | September 9, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Andrea, finally a voice of reason

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Hissein is a pig.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Republicans has finally come out of the closet and admitted themselves as pigs. A lipstick is all it took to bring them out as pigs. You can lipstick a Barbie. But, a lipsticked pig is always a pig.

Posted by: Cd | September 9, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

No matter how many times obama bath in milk. He is still a black.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Wow, calm down. If everyone is so worked up go to http://bop-o-rama.com and work out some of this stress. Pigs and all...Pit bulls and all....Get some relief! And register to vote while you are at it!

Posted by: Need a break!!! | September 9, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Is the pig a maverick?

Posted by: Confused | September 9, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Do you know who obama is?
www.barackbook.com for more details.

Obama exposed in his own face book.

Posted by: rick | September 9, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Senator Obama is brown, it's true that you cannot polish a turd.

Posted by: Michelle Obama | September 9, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

In one sentence Obama shattered Palins infantile speech to smithereens.

Posted by: Andrea | September 9, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Radical obama pastor also wear lipstick every sunday. Do you guys know that?

Michelle obama also wears lipstick every day. But a pig is a pig.

Oprah also wears lipstick every day. A Pig is a Pig a black one.

Posted by: white women | September 9, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

You can put lipstick on a lawn jockey, but it is still a lawn jockey. So...what's the problem?

Posted by: frank56 | September 9, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

CJ writes: "Your pit bull is quite sensitive!!"

This is a revelation? Not to mainstream Americans. It's only a revelation to a doofus leftist snark who obviously DOESN'T KNOW THE FIRST THING ABOUT PIT BULLS!

Why are all the dem bloggers here so stupid? Is it genetic? You'd think by their support of infanticide for the last 40 years that by now they'd have culled out the weak ones in their herd.

Apparently not.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

The American Debate: It's little discussed, but Obama's race may be decider
By Dick Polman

Inquirer National Political Columnist

Let us swing the door ajar and invite the elephant into the room. One big reason Barack Obama is locked in a tight race, rather than easily outdistancing his opponent, is because he is black.
That factor is rarely discussed in polite political conversation. People tend to dance around it, talking instead about Obama's perceived inexperience, or his youth, or his perceived airs, or his liberal voting record. And racist sentiment rarely shows up in the polls, because a lot of people don't want to share their baser instincts with the pollsters; they'll save that instead for the privacy of the voting booth.

But the incremental evidence - anecdotal and even statistical - has become impossible to ignore.

Union organizers in the key state of Michigan complain in the press that, as one puts it, "we're all struggling to some extent with the problem of white workers who will not vote for Obama because of his color." An aging mine electrician from Kentucky is quoted as saying, "I won't vote for a colored man. He'll put too many coloreds in jobs." An elderly woman in a New Jersey hair salon is overheard complaining about Barack and Michelle Obama the other day, about how blacks supposedly have larger bones than whites, and about how she's fleeing America if Obama wins.

Jimmy Carter, while attending the Democratic convention, cited race as a "subterranean issue," yet at times this year it has been bared for all to see. Case in point, Pennsylvania. On the day of the Democratic presidential primary, 12 percent of the white Democratic voters told the exit pollsters that race mattered in their choice of candidate; of those whites, 76 percent chose Hillary Rodham Clinton over Obama. The same pattern surfaced in other states, including the key autumn state of Ohio.

This is worth pondering a moment longer. If 12 percent of Democratic voters are willing to tell exit pollsters, eye to eye, that race was an important factor, to Obama's detriment, isn't it fair to assume that the real percentage (including those who kept their sentiments private) was actually higher? And what might this portend for the general election, when the white electorate will be broader, and hence significantly less liberal, than in Democratic contests?

Here's one hint. Last June, the Washington Post-ABC News poll devised a "racial sensitivity index," based on a series of nuanced questions that were designed to measure the varying levels of racial prejudice in the white electorate. The pollsters came up with three categories, ranging from most to least enlightened. The key finding: Whites in the least-enlightened category - roughly 30 percent of the white electorate - favored John McCain over Obama by a ratio of 2-1.

A few prominent Democrats did broach this sensitive topic at the Denver convention. Dee Dee Myers, the former Bill Clinton aide, shared her concerns at one political forum, and with good reason. She worked for Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in the 1980s, when it appeared that Bradley was a cinch to win his U.S. Senate contest despite his race. The final round of polls showed him winning comfortably. He lost.

"I lived through that," Myers said. "We're whistling past the graveyard if we think that race was not a factor in the Democratic primaries. Today's young voters will get us past these attitudes," but it will take time. As for millions of older voters, "they talk about having 'culture' problems [with Obama], but to separate culture from race is impossible."

And Markos Moulitsas, who runs the liberal Daily Kos blog, said: "It's human nature. A lot of people want to cling to the comfortable world that they've always lived in. The Obamas don't look like what First Families have always looked like. This will be one of the factors in the fall, because a lot of people simply want to stick with what they've known in the past."

The race obstacle is not necessarily fatal, of course, because in the end it may be trumped by other factors - such as McCain's age, or nagging concerns about handing the nuclear football in an emergency to a "hockey mom" as GOP vice presidential candidate whose chief national security credential is the proximity of Alaska to Russia.

But clearly Obama needs to tread carefully, arguably by stressing lunch-pail economic issues and continuing to present himself as a "post-racial" candidate. He will need to dispel these white suspicions, if only because whites will continue to dominate the electorate - they constituted 77 percent of all voters in 2004 - even if he manages to inspire an historic black turnout. He has to bond somehow with blue-collar whites, yet he cannot show too much passion, because, as Democratic strategist Joe Trippi explained to me, "those whites don't like to see a black guy getting angry, it's a dangerous thing for an African American candidate to do."

I'm not suggesting that racism would be the sole explanation for an Obama loss. Nor am I seeking to insult those who object to Obama purely on the issues. But if Obama winds up losing after having posted a seemingly solid polling lead on election eve, we may well find ourselves pondering the words of Henry David Thoreau, who wrote in 1854 that "public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our own private opinion."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Anybody who truly believes that Obama was referring to Palin is an idiot and is just looking to validate their own racism towards Obama.

Go away you imbeciles, I've NEVER seen a candidate so coddled.

Let's have her answer some questions about her policies, it's important to us as Americans.

Oh, I'm sorry, does that make me a racist or a sexist because I want to know what she stands for?

The mental acuity (I know, to some of you that's a BIG word) of most republican supporters is so small it just creeps me out.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

How STUPID can Obama be to use this comment only days after Palin said "the only difference between hockey moms and pit bulls is lipstick?" Regardless of if he meant it as an insult to her or not, the crowd of DEMOCRATS he was speaking to surely started APPLAUDING the comment, and that was definitely not an applause line. Maybe the messiah of change needs to go back to the teleprompter.

Posted by: grawr@u | September 9, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

That's right, McSame is just trying to sell another polished turd!
Look at it, it's all shiny! See how pretty it is. (In his creepy little voice) Go ahead and eat it, I SWEAR it's different than all the rest!!!

Posted by: LOL | September 9, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

You can put lipstick on Al Jolson, but it is still Al Jolson. So...what's the problem?

Posted by: frank56 | September 9, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

We are outraged by these incendiary comments from Obama. We will work hard to ensure that all white women vote McCain this fall. This guy is unbelivable.

God knows what else will we hear about this guy and his wife in next 55 days.

Posted by: white women | September 9, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

This will be McCain/Palin stratagy from this point forwardto win the election: Crying Sexism. They used it before angainst media and it worked.

Posted by: Polar | September 9, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

You can put lipstick on something hanging from a tree, but it is something hanging from a tree. So...what's the problem?

Posted by: frank58 | September 9, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Palin refered to herself as a pit bull with lipstick. If someone called her a pit bull with lipstick, would that be sexist? It seems that the McCain campaign wants it both ways. No matter what is said it is somehow sexist, or it offends her family. Joe Biden brought up Stem Cell Research, and was accused of picking on her family. Now this commonly used phrase, in Wash. "Lipstick on a pig" is offensive to her. Your pit bull is quite sensitive!!

Posted by: cj | September 9, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Finally we know Who obama is. Finally a racist came out of closet. It took a women to bring this out.

Finally he admited that He is a closet muslim "My muslim faith".

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

You can put lipstick on a cotton picker, but it is still a cotton picker. So...what's the problem?

Posted by: frank57 | September 9, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the sexist in chief - making a barely disguised inference that Gov. Palin is a pig. Desperate people do, and say, desperate things. The dirtier this campaign gets by attacking a woman candidate - the more votes McCain gets. I am delighted that Obama is committing political suicide.

Obama is losing it... literally and figuratively. Yesterday he invented a new state called New Pennsylvania and today he calls Palin a pig. Just wait until the new polls are released. The longer this campaign lasts - the more we realize how unfit Obama is for president.

Posted by: alance | September 9, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I've got an idea. How about we use "You can't polish a turd" instead?

Posted by: Heywood | September 9, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

You can put lipstick on a water mellon, but it is still a water mellon. So...what's the problem?

Posted by: frank56 | September 9, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Michelle obama is anti-american bigot.

Posted by: martha | September 9, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Oh. now the shoe is on the other foot, taking a common phrase that both candidates have used and twisting it to suit your needs.

What a bunch of crying over protective babies.

If she is so qualified than why won't she take ANY questions?

You know dang well that he wasn't referring to Palin, it's a common phrase. It's not like he called her "uppity" or anything like that.

It's the Republicans as a whole that are the pigs.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Anything regarding these two would be better compared to frosting on a sh*t cake.

Because that's all they are offering. More frosting on the Bush sh*t cake.

Help yourself contards, you'll love it.
Especially when McStinky starts taxing your health benefits and your company just stops providing any.

With McSame Palin, if you haven't got healtcare, screw you, and if you Do, well screw you even more.
That'll teach you to be uppity poor people.

Posted by: Junior | September 9, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Ship Obama first to Africa with his radical pastor Wright. They are the biggest racists in america.

Infact you can include that entire racist church in your plan.

Posted by: linda | September 9, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I agree! How can he not be? He sat in that racist church for 20 years with other pigs with lipsticks. But a pig in the raicst church is a pig.

No questions asked. Obama is a racist bigot.

Posted by: jen | September 9, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Doofus @9:45 asks: "Aren't beauty pageants considered sexist???"

And the easy answer, yet the ones leftists never seem to be able to comprehend, is that no, they're not to the people who participate and enjoy being in them.

And now we return control of your screen to your usual elitist leftist miscreant "clever" trolls...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

What does any of this have to do with race ???
Really people...grow up. If he did in fact call her a pig...he wasnt calling a "white woman" a pig. He would have been calling a woman a pig....not a white woman....just a woman.

I have a headache now. Can we ship ALL racist people away somewhere ??? And I mean racists of all colors !!!!

Posted by: anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Folks -- the expression far outdates Palin's riddle. You can look it up. McCain himself used it a year ago.

Posted by: Joe | September 9, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama did this same thing to one white women during primary our beloved Hillary. Now he is showing his racist sentiments against Palin.

Obama is a racist. Proven.

Posted by: lisa | September 9, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Clearly speaking of Palin. Maybe he should take a long look at his wife. Isnt it funny how Rev Wright got caught cheating on his wife with the secretary.

Posted by: marie | September 9, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Now, I will say this... it's not an even playing field. It was AOK to describe Palin as being very articulate. I heard many, many folks (politicians and media) use the word 'articulate'). But when it was used to describe Obama, it was a racist slur.

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SMC,

Agreed, by and large. But remember, it wasn't McCain that called Obama 'articulate'. It was Joe Biden. Obama clearly didn't take it too personally.

The truth is, you can hit Obama with anything. Call him a terrorist, call him a muslim. His wife engages in 'terrorist fist bumps'? Sure, whatever. He's had it a thousand times worse for 20 times as long. He doesn't sit back and whine about it, he just gets up and talks about his ideas.

Posted by: Joe | September 9, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

I am appalled that American voters dont seem to care much Obama's knowledge of issues and his vision for the future.

Steven P
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Steven, I appreciate your intelligent reply. Let's take one issue that Obama supports which is a nonstarter for me. He's against global warming, but supports corn ethanol, therefore putting his farm constituents welfare above the world's and the country's. Corn Ethanol is 7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol and uses 1 unit of petroleum for every unit it replaces....that's worse than Ted Stevens bringing home the pork because the Bridge didn't deplete the ozone...PLUS food prices are increased by Obama's selfcentered position. Great Issue! Steve, how do you defend such hypocrisy. Then he has tha AUDACITY to hope we don't notice he's telling us he represents change. Certainly NOT on this issue.

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama's proves again and again that he is a closet racist of radical pastor wright's racist church.

He calls a white women a pig?

Why is that media is not rejecting his racist remarks?

Its inappropriate and rediculous.

I am going to call Michelle obama a fat black pig with a lipstick. She is still a pig.

Oprah the biggest racist in america is also a black pig.

Posted by: martha | September 9, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

To anon @9:43, good post.

But you forgot an alternative: It could be all of the three--malevolent, muddled, and stupid.

Posted by: Jim | September 9, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Michelle obama looks like that lady in planet of the Aps especially when she uses glozy lipstick.

Donna brazil is the pig with a lipstick that Obama was referring to in the speach.

Oprah looks like Planet of the ape fatty.

Posted by: linda | September 9, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Silk purse, sow's ear? Pig in a poke? Next step: War on the English language.

Posted by: Old Cowhand | September 9, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I would love to see a drag race between the "Palin Truth Squad " van ( yes..imagine the red white and blue lettering on the side with her image standing tall holding the scales of justice ) and the "Geek Squad" VW bugs.
Lest we forget...ummm..Palin was a beauty pageant contestant...IE....getting by on your looks. So relax with all the sexist rhetoric...aren't beauty pageants considered sexist ??? Why the double standard all of a sudden??

Posted by: anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

How would former Mass. Governor Jane Swift respond to this question? Hmmm...

Reporter: So, would this be a black mark on Obama's record then?

Jane Swift: OH, such Racism! How dare you say Black. The very word must be racist because there is a Black Man running for President.

Yeah....right. Seems like the smoking gun here is no Mushroom Cloud. (How's that search for WMD in Iraq coming, you total suckers?)

Swift's first comments in the public eye and she has completely wiped out her own credibility with a HUGE swing and a miss. And SHE's in charge of the "Truth Squad"?

I guess that's what you can expect from Republicans. No Child Left Behind leaves them all behind. The Clear Skies legislation pollutes them far more than before.

And now the Palin Truth Squad...

How embarrassing for Republicans.

Posted by: Jason | September 9, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama is losing it and that goes directly to why we CANNOT elect someone with such a dearth of experience over a seasoned pro like McCain. Why would such a "smart" man as Obama (so we're told), with an amazing range of vocabulary, stoop to use that particular word this week out of all the other words and metaphors he can clearly draw upon. He didn't stoop? Then, he forgot? He didn't connect? Which is it? He's either malevolent at heart; muddled; or just stupid. It's one of the three.

Palin's really shaken them up.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Hey Obama- Your campaign used the lipstick simile on the same day, so apologize and be done with it- you're losing your female support daily as it is (see ABC poll)- could you imagine if Palin or McCain used any mildly suggestive possibly racist phrase which recalled a phrase Obama made in his convention speech? Oh, I don't think there is enough server capacity at the Wash Post to handle that situation!

Barack, We like to draw comparisons between Palin and Harry-
"Favorite rejoinder of Senator Harry S. Truman, when a member of his war contracts investigating committee objects to his strenuous pace: 'If you don't like the heat, get out of the kitchen'." If you don't apologize Barack, enjoy the heat.

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Some of you can spin it all you want. I heard the speech. He made the comment, paused (as the crowd began to laugh), and completed his comments. Why else would the crowd laugh? Of course everyone knew he was referring to Palin's comment. Its a huge difference between saying a policy is like a pig with lipstick and hockey mom w/ lipstick. It was a poor joke..that's all. Let's move on to what is important.

Posted by: Tim | September 9, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

How can women let the Republican use thier gender as a weapon to get their way? Do you really want just any woman in the white house? Just any old run of the mill ill mannered woman? Someone pulled in from the out in left field? Don't ya want to be represented with style and grace? Hillary did not fight the fight she fought to loose to a second rate woman. ANyone that will lie to their family will easily lie to America. She has, she does, she will. Don't forget what the Republicans have done the last 8 years. Nothings changed eccept the story used to try and get their own way.

Posted by: Truth | September 9, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

WEll lets see. Fox owns their station, Fox owns the Simpsons, Fox owns the Republican Pary, Fox owns the Un-biased and fair business paper the Wall Street Journal. So the Simpson Movie with Spider Pig and her lipstick are pretty funny right now.

Posted by: tc-wash | September 9, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Silus asks, "When did it become so easy to play the sexism card??"

To which I'll add: "Especially by members and leaders of the Democratic Party??"

Shame on you all!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

"Palin Truth Squad" ....really ??? It's REALLY called that? Like the "Geek Squad" or "Mod Squad" .... is that some attempt at being hip and cool with the kids?

Posted by: anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign will engage in any and all distractions it can find to keep people from examining substance.

Their mavericks/reformers campaign theme is only a week old, but already it's crumbling -- because it turns out Palin isn't the pork-busting reformer McCain thought she was, but one of the pork-guzzlingest pols in the land. Too bad he didn't know that beforehand! So much for the vetting!

So how will they get through eight more weeks? With every kind of phony controversy and distraction they can cook up.

Don't be played, people.

Posted by: Phil Hart | September 9, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder who the real "pig" is.

Posted by: Laura | September 9, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

McSame - McCain - McBush
your granddad's candidate

Posted by: rb | September 9, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

"Lipstick on a pig" is a phrase that has existed for decades, it refers to THINGS and IDEAS in this case McCain's history of voting with Bush on most issues. It does not refer to a person, and never has. This is just a stupid way for a party that does not even believe sexism exists to "cry wolf' and distract from the lack of actual issues. The republicans are winking the whole time, fully aware of what they are doing. It is sickening.

Posted by: Joy | September 9, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

nice comment Bubba...good old American intolerance...and ignorance. Muslim or not...why would it matter??? It's a religion. Kinda why America was founded...freedom to practice religion...whatever that may be. UGH. It's like lipstick on a pig !!!

Posted by: prifly | September 9, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

And McCain was A POW!!! Stop making sense.

PS ==> McCain is not a hero, just for being a prisoner.

He created propaganda for the commies while in prison, for which deed he became suicidal. That's not heroic at all.

He later decided to run for PRESIDENT, while a prisoner.
He saw that it could be MILKED for a Congressional seat.
Bingo!!

Posted by: Bruce | September 9, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Agree that it was likely an extremely calculated comment. It was 'safe' because it's a very common phrase. But make no doubt that he saw the thread that tied it to Palin. If he did NOT see the link, he's not as smart as he claims to be. He new what he was saying.

But that aside, it was a pretty lightweight razzing. The R's should show a little 'thicker skin' if they want to avoid looking like whiners.

Now, I will say this... it's not an even playing field. It was AOK to describe Palin as being very articulate. I heard many, many folks (politicians and media) use the word 'articulate'). But when it was used to describe Obama, it was a racist slur. Personally, I think he is very articulate and I think of that as a very positive, complimentary statement. To me, it means that he's able to communicate with a level of clarity that exceeds the norm (not the norm of blacks, but of those in the public eye). Undoubtedly, you will recall that McCain took a beating for using that word to describe Obama.

This whole thing is a distraction. That is what should bother us ALL the most. It's totally annoying and frustrating that the media is distracting us with such frivolous reporting. If they stopped writing about this stuff, much of it would disappear.

PEACE.

Posted by: SMC | September 9, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Disgusting commens

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Palin's alllllllllllllll about Palin. We have heard nothing but scandal and crying come from this woman. What kind of fools do the Republican’s think Americans are? The Republican stand has become all about protecting and defending poor little Sarah from the big bad wolves. America needs someone that stands for them. She doesn’t seem to have time for anyone but herself. Should have done more social service work.

Posted by: Miss Piggy | September 9, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

"She is a pig

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I was a democrat all my life, but first I am a women, a mother and worked all my life and took my kid's to work, so here comes a woman who know's what it is to raise kid's and work and regardless of the politics of my party, and it make's me sick, the good ole boy network is the democrat party......I will vote a very different ticket this time around."

Wow. Way to hunt down the stupidest comment.

It is ridiculous to insinuate that a common phrase is "sexist" when spoken about the voting record of someone who happens to have a woman as a running mate. Read that again, unbelievable. And THEN, to accept it from the "other guy" used in talking DIRECTLY TO a woman???? Oh, and the "other guy" ditched his first wife for a younger, hotter, rich girl...

People aren't smearing Palin for being a woman. They are smearing her for being a feisty, opinionated, ultra-conservative, self proclaimed pit bull that has a couple of personal issues that are being more closely investigated...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I feel like I'm reading a People's magazine. How pathetic. Palin Truth Squad, sounds like a horrible SNL skin reference...

Posted by: Yolanda Vega | September 9, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

its an expression.
TRY THIS if you dont like the lipstick-pig metaphor

PUTTING A PRETTY VENEER OVER Fabrications, exaggerations and UTTER LIES.

Lies = Palin

PALIN = LIES = ROVE = PALIN = BUSH = LIES.

Posted by: Bruce Becker | September 9, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Sarah, and Jane, if the sty fits wear it!

You know it's been a while since I played in a school playground, but I was monitor for a while in my daughter's elementary school's playground and never once did I ever hear anyone using the phrase lipstick on a pig as a way to point out a disparity between two things. In fact, I never once heard the phrase used in any way at all. Methinks Miss Jane is overwrought.

This little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home.

Posted by: Robert Booth | September 9, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Ha! Jane Swift, that's a good one. She SUCKED as Governor of Massachusetts, and not because she was a woman either. Ed King sucked too, and Romney wasn't anything to shake a stick at, and neither of them are women, so my comments are gender neutral. She must still be mad because Howie Car (no political ally of mine...) used to call her a "Whale of a candidate". Now that (although admittedly funny) is an attack that could be considered sexist and out of line. What Obama said, in direct reference to McCain's POLICY was that dressing it up was like putting lipstick on a pig. Palin put additional charge into the word "lipstick", by her use of it (comparing herself to a Pit Bull, nice doggy), but this is just another example of the McCain camp crying "SEXISM", as if Democrats were well known practitioners of it, instead of just the opposite. McCain's the one who called his own wife a c--t. How's Jane feel about that?

Posted by: PositronicDave | September 9, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else see the IRONY here, McSame has never supported "woman rights issues" The Palin pick is just another brillant distraction by the repubs to take away focus on our country that is headed for the gutter. Americans are being "DUPED" again!!!
Our standing throug-out the world is at an all time low, our dollar is at an all time low, our deficit is breaking records, un-employment is at a 20 year high, and the repubs want you to believe we are going to "change"
I do not want a Millionaire who is going to be our "OLDEST" pres. ever elected running our country, he is bought and paid for by Lobbiest" and "special Interest", look how many lobbiest are on his campaign staff,>>> 69 If PALIN were a man with her qualifications, she would not be there, look how many other men were passed by that were more suited to be VP, it's called PANDERING, NOT SEXISM!!!!!!
I will be the first to tell you that I do not agree with Obama on everything, but The Idea of our country being ran by an over aged, out of touch senior citizen, MILLIONAIRE, dosn't fit my Idea of change, and his back up is the Govenor of Alaska, woo hooo!!
So the way I look at it America, STAND UP!!
Be PROUD about being "DUPED" again, support the repubs!!! They are masters at campaigning!!! not running this country, why do you think McSame is trying to run from "BUSH"???? so, take your children and your grand children out back and teach them to shoot, because don't be fooled by our P.O.W. hero, he wants to "show off" his millitary might and make someone pay for his suffering!!! Stand up, Be proud, our country is headed for armegedon!!!

Posted by: wwthatguy | September 9, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

to those of you who think this comment is in reference to Gov. Palin, you are complete an utter Morons... Seriously, this is a phrase that's been used by folks since time immemorial. If this is the first time any of you have heard it, you REALLY need to get out more.

McCain's people have made fools of themselves once again, and they'll be eaten alive by the "Liberal" media once more... The fact of the matter is that McCain's VP needs to come out from behind the protective barrier and speak for herself. This has got to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard...

Deal with the issues and stop trying to blow smoke up America's collective butts....

Posted by: WHAT?!?!?!? | September 9, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

The whole Dem party is sexist, when Hillary looked like she was going to win the just chose to ignore Michigan and Florida. Why is this any surprise.

After years of gender and race victim ploys, it only took a few seconds to race through ones mind after Palin's comment at the convention and realize the 'Lipstick on a Pig' phrase was off limits. How could any moderately competent politician screw that up? The answer was he didn't. He knew how to crowd the line of acceptability to divert attention from the largest plan to redistribute wealth in the history of man kind.

This is a classic diversion, just like when Clinton leaked the sex stuff to divert attention from the Loral missile technology for campaign dollars scandal.

Posted by: freddo | September 9, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Come on now...

If Jane Swift really believes her own comments, she's an idiot.

Geez, this gets more ridiculous by the day.

Please stop trying to distract Americans from the real issues.

Posted by: Melissa | September 9, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Note to Republican Party: QUIT THROWING OUT THE SEXISM CARD. Sarah Palin is a horrendous choice of a candidate and you ARE really starting to PISS OFF Educated Women Voters who VOTE on ISSUES not IMAGES. In fact this obvious bs makes me want to go campaign for Obama. I wasn't that crazy about him, but reading this now. I'll make sure to garner some support for Obama. Swift you should consider changing genders you're a disrespect to us all.

Posted by: Note Rep Party | September 9, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

If there's one thing that Repubs are EXPERT at, it's feigning indignation. Poor little piggy. I'm ready for Obama to come out swinging and bare some fangs for a change. He needs to do something, because the GOP sure isn't in the habit of playing nicey nicey.

Posted by: Mike | September 9, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Frankly, I think McCain is sly old dog and Palin his Trojan Horse.

Posted by: Pablo | September 9, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

It might not be about McCain but is about Sara P.

Posted by: lawrence | September 9, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of what you think of the words, they were not smart. Obtuseness is an even worse trait in a President than is being rude.

Posted by: wc | September 9, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Wait, are women with children important?

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Why do people have to look so hard for meaning and get offended so easily? Its quite a stretch to think that Obama is insinuating anything about Palin. For all you up in arms...get over it.

Posted by: Ryan | September 9, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse


Can't pitbulls defend themselves? How sexist to underestimate the attacking skills of their favorite pet.

Posted by: Lea | September 9, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

It's funny reading the titles of the "Recent Blogs" in the Washington Post:

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- Palin Camp Takes Umbrage at 'Lipstick on a Pig' Comment

- Obama Broke Money Record

- McCain Ads Are Hybrid Vehicles

- Koch: Palin 'Scares the Hell Out of Me'

- Obama: Bush "Tinkering Around the Edges" in Iraq

- Palin Defends 'Bridge to Nowhere' Claims
GOP Fundraisers Turn to Fear of a Filibuster-Proof Senate

- Schooling McCain? Obama Goes to Bat Over Education Record
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Every post is a slight on the Republicans, and a boost for the Democrats. Whatever happened to "Objective Reporting", do they even cover that topic in journalism any more?

Posted by: JPS | September 9, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Metaphorically speaking Palin is the lipstick. One guess who is the pig.

Posted by: Confused | September 9, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Palin can't take the heat the way Hillary did and can. She shows herself to be a big cry baby, cowering behind the current administration, wanting special treatment because she's a female. You are making woman look bad sister. I want a Lady in the White House. Not a pit-bull in lipstick. The post election has become about tip toeing around Palin and her family rather than the resurrection of America. We need leaders that can stand honorably for themselves and us. Next.

Posted by: This Woman's Rights | September 9, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

So let me get this straight, the woman who demeaned Obama's non-profit, low-paying work on behalf of the disenfranchised as 'irresponsible' is OFFENDED??!!! at his use of a common phrase?

Talk about the extremes of hypocrisy.

Posted by: penigma | September 9, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I just found out where he got that phrase.....

"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."

Posted by: thelastmoderate | September 9, 2008 9:22 PM
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Yeah, I remember when Dick Cheney said it too. Now Obama is copying Republubicans again; like when he said he was for the surge ...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Can we all at least acknowledge that he was pretty STUPID for using this comment? The same day that his campaign was saying "You can't cover up Palin's record with lipstick."

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Maybe he could've avoided the uproar by choosing his words differently, but why on earth should he have to tip-toe through the dictionary to find something acceptable to McCain's campaign?

This is sheer woe-is-me self-victimizing garbage. The game with Palin is always the same -- keep everybody on the defense by trying to convince the country that she's being viciously attacked. It has been like this from day one, and when this blows over, they will find some new way to claim that poor Sarah Palin is just not getting a fair shake from the big, bad men. It is a straight-up diversion to keep people from looking more closely at her, and voters should be insulted by it.

Obama has spent the last week virtually ignoring her so as to avoid being accused of these attacks, and Biden has been gushing about how formidable she will be. They lay complements at her feet every time they mention her because they don't want to trigger the flashing Palin-got-bumped alarms.

So this is the rough and tough pit-bull hockey mom, eh? They sure are reaching to make it look like she's taking a beating.

Incidentally, the correct thing to do here is not to say 'well, she is a pig!'. That just lends credibility to their garbage argument, so I'd urge people to stow that kind of stuff. Call them what they really are -- crybabies and whiners and liars, not pigs.

Posted by: Joe | September 9, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

When did it become so easy to play the sexism card??

Posted by: silus | September 9, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious that when Obama uses the same turn of phrase as McCain, the Palinites shriek and hide behind their ruffled skirts. "Oh, look! He's hitting a girl!"

Give me a break. This just makes serious woman in leadership look bad.

Posted by: David | September 9, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Let me see, Palin can insult Obama and go into hiding. Be "protected" from comments that are not directed at her by a lying "truth" squad that works and speaks for her.

Let me see, I think Palin is getting a bit out of touch and elite. And this lying truth squad needs to stick to its original agenda to correct inaccurate comments. It would help if they start by laying out the bridge to nowhere debacle. Truthfully of course - and don't try to put lipstick on that pig either!

Posted by: Paul Stewart | September 9, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

ABC News Poll: Race Tightening, Women Boosting McCain
September 08, 2008 5:04 PM

We have a brand new poll out tonight. The headline is registered voters are split 47-46% between Obama and McCain. In July, Obama held an 8-point lead. Here is a summary from the ABC polling unit:

"John McCain's taken the better boost from the presidential nominating conventions, eroding Barack Obama's advantage on change, improving on enthusiasm, moving away from George W. Bush – and advancing among white women with help from his surprise vice presidential pick. Some of McCain's biggest gains in this ABC News/Washington Post poll are among white women, a group to which "hockey mom" Sarah Palin has notable appeal: Sixty-seven percent view her favorably and 58 percent say her selection makes them more confident in McCain's decision-making. Among those with children, Palin does better yet. And enthusiasm for McCain among his female supporters has soared. White women have moved from 50-42 percent in Obama's favor before the conventions to 53-41 percent for McCain now, a 20-point shift that's one of the single biggest post-convention changes in voter preferences. The other, also to McCain's advantage, is in the battleground Midwest, where he's moved from a 19-point deficit to a 7-point edge."

Quick call Oprah!

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

It seems that it is Ms. Swift who connected lipstick on a pig to Ms Palin.
Shame on her.
Or is she just an idiot.

Posted by: Walt | September 9, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Oh please...that comment had NOTHING TO DO WITH PALIN !!!!!! Nothing at all...don't people read anymore? Or listen...McCain used the same phrase...its a phrase, and it was not even close to talking about Palin. Wow...now that's a new stretch to try to turn people. But sadly...it works , just by reading some of the responses here...just shows that people have weak minds, and the politicians know it...sad...just sad.

Posted by: prifly | September 9, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

I thought muslims werent supposed to mess around with pigs..

Posted by: bubba | September 9, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

She's a pork-barrel loving pig and if all you whiners don't like it, call Fox News and sign a complaint.

Did Ms. Piggy think everyone was going to roll over?

We ain't going anywhere.

Posted by: Stram | September 9, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is showing it is much better at faux outrage and whining than it constantly accuses Dems of displaying. We all know this is hogwash. Pun intended. We also know Swift and gang don't believe a word they are saying.

Posted by: Ryan | September 9, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

christiansarevil: Thank you for the breath of sanity.

Really. I'm being honest and genuine here.

Posted by: dan.caugherty | September 9, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Finally! Someone called a pig a pig!

Typical whining from the Republicans. When the pig was squealing and deriding community organizers, the whiners-in-support here did not care that she was being disrespectful to people doing valuable community service upholding their self-imposed responsibilities to the community they live in.

And it is really lame to take a metaphor and personify it when clearly no such tie-in was implied.

Posted by: Simpleton | September 9, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I just found out where he got that phrase.....

"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."

Posted by: thelastmoderate | September 9, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Scott - Obama has been talking about issues, issues and more issues but no one seems to care. Everyone seems to only talk about the moose hunter, who does not want to talk policy at all. Obama had to use some diversionary tactics. Now this pig comment will be picked up by all networks and the Obama team will get a chance to respond (except on the Fox Channel) with all the pig metaphors that McCain used. This will paint Palin as playing the sexism card. Jon Stewart, Colbert, Jay Leno will be able run clips and make jokes about how Palin's team is crying wolf.

So I still think this is a good move.

PS: I am appalled that American voters dont seem to care much Obama's knowledge of issues and his vision for the future. They just want to vote based on ideology and gut-feeling. I wont be surprised if the cowboy currently in office is replaced by the moose hunter. God save America.

Posted by: Steven P | September 9, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

It was no more stupid a comment than Palins "difference between a pit bull and a hockey Mom" line, its an age old statement i think everyone in politics has used, and will use forever. He didnt say a "Female Pig" or " Palins Pig" its just the sensitivity of Tucker Bounds (McCains Communications Manager) to pigs looking pretty.I think anyway.
Enugh about sexism allready, she was asked to get into the political spotlight, not forced. Politicians know long before it happens they will eventually be picked over, if they want to climb the political ladder.
Describing herself as "The Barracuda" doesnt make sense, and should be flagged as sexist, for barracuda's are bottom feeding, murcky water dwelling fish.
Was there not a native to Alaska fish that was bottom feeding enough to describe the new "Chosen One", im sure Carp, Flounder,or maybe Muskie might have worked.
Who knows, I could be all wrong...Turns out im just a Sexist Pig, that everyone keeps tryin to put lipstick on!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Duh | September 9, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Gee, let me guess. All three of those female reporters are liberal Democrats who are voting for Obama. What a surprise!

Posted by: WashingtonDame | September 9, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

What a joke! Once again, the McSame Palin party shows they have NOTHING to sell. All they can try to do is put icing on thier crap sandwich. Some people though, you can tell them it's a crap sandwich, but they'll just see the icing, and eat it anyway. They did it twice before, and they'll do it again.
Hopefully there are far more people out there that are not stupid enough to eat the republican crap sandwich a Third time, even with twice as much icing on it.

Go Obama!

Personally I was offended myself with that Taliban witch's comment the other day about how some people use change to get ahead in politics, when that is ALL McSame has ever done. Obama on the other hand, has brought about change, and worked to bring change for the better for the past 20 years. You can whine all you want, but the majority of American people are NOT stupid, and your pathetic pretend "umbrage" about a comment that has nothing to do with the Taliban Witch, is obviously just another reason to tune you out altogether.

Posted by: Steve | September 9, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

"When I hear a statement like that coming from a woman candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism or, you know, maybe a sharper microscope put on her, I think, man, that doesn’t do us any good. Women in politics, women in general wanting to progress this country. I don’t think it’s, it bodes well for her -- a statement like that."

- Sarah Palin


Posted by: Matt | September 9, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree with Stephen P on this. The Repubs are whining like.. well, like stuck pigs.

And what is the deal with women on this board who support McCain now that Hillary is out of the picture? Any woman will do, even a Pentecostal nutjob who is as anti-woman as they get? Are you all really that stupid?!?

Posted by: dan.caugherty | September 9, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Lipstick on a pig and an old fish. No, Obama wasn't refering to McCain/Palin, no siree. And lipstick also being used in reference to Palin at a Biden event on the same day? Oh, just a coincidence! Stay classy, Obama...

Posted by: Samuel | September 9, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama has gone to calling names when he said a pig with lip stick still looks like a pig. How low can you go?
I hope he will wise up as this turns a voter away. Especially a woman!
I hope he grows up before he goes back to the senate.
At least vote yes or no. certainly not PRESENT.

Posted by: sinceretexan | September 9, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Just another example of how the Republicans are trying to distract the voters from the actual issues, the economy, foreign policy, abortion, etc by focusing on minutia. As McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis gave away the Republican strategy - "This election is not about issues," Davis told the Washington Post. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/09/its_not_about_the_issues.html

Posted by: brevin | September 9, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

As for the Republican senators asking for Rangel to resign, they should also ask Ted Stevens and the gay guy to resign as well.

Posted by: Omidal | September 9, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

It seriously doesn't matter. These disgusting Republican retards will spin anything to fit their agenda. Nothing is too low for them, and false indignation and flat out lying is just the tip of the iceberg. All they have to do is put the idea out there, and the low information voters out there will latch onto it. Oh no he didn', Obama said what?! These Republicans think the American people are STUPID!! The scary thing is they may be right.

Posted by: huh | September 9, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

PS
christiansareevil
you are an idiot

Posted by: Madcritter | September 9, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

How incredibly stupid - then again, McCain's whole campaign has been that way since he announced Palin! He is the master of double standards, and at manipulating the American people.

Here is the REAL reason why McCain chose Palin from an interesting, unusual, and surprising religious perspective. I highly recommend checking it out:

http://www.newsflavor.com/Opinions/McCain-Hijacks-Christianity-Via-Palin.240929

Posted by: LaRae | September 9, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

He should have said, "If you polish a turd, it's still a turd."

Posted by: thelastmoderate | September 9, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Please - this whole S--- is getting way out of control. Just last week a SC Republican Senator was accused of using a racial slur of "upitty" towards the Obama's.

I really think we need to break out the Oxford dictionaries and see what these words and phrases truely mean.

Both of you - play nice!

Posted by: J Jay | September 9, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

It may be a stretch, but the fact is that if someone from the McCain side had said anything remotely able to be twisted into a "racist" comment, Obama's keepers would have jumped on it faster than a "duck on a june bug". And would have been happy as a "pig in sh*t" to do so. Both sides are in this to win. Both sides will use whatever they can to win. Both sides need to be careful what they say, period.

Posted by: pwhited | September 9, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama hits a new low with this rude comment. It is clear that he is calling a very intelligent and accomplished woman a pig. How dare he!

Posted by: Gina | September 9, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

I swear to God if Obama tries to explain himself or apologize that will be the end of it for him. He will not get my vote.

Posted by: Omidal | September 9, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

So now Obama is calling Palin a pig. How very elitist and sexist of him. Is that sort of like calling her "sweetie"????

Posted by: Millie Burgoyne | September 9, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

If the lipstick fits!!!!

Posted by: texas voter | September 9, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Oh, please! Get over IT! Everyone uses the phrase. Who cares? Whining about it makes the Republicans sound like a bunch of sissies. What is Palin going to do if she actually encounters some REAL sexism? Run and hide under a bear rug? ;)

Posted by: Amy | September 9, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Swift... isn't that a kind of ham?

Methinks the Republicans took the bait. Gotcha politics lives.

Posted by: egc52556 | September 9, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

I was never a Hillary fan, but I respect for for not taking cheap pot shots (or should I say PIG shots at Sarah). Hillary, stop supporting men who don;t support you! First it was your cheating husband, now this chauvanist who didn't give you what you deserved (and what would have gotten him elected), the Vice presidency!

Go Sarah! Wear your lipstick proudly and get into that White House!!!

Posted by: NJ Mom | September 9, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Not to worry Sarah you have more common sense in your cute little pinky than Nobama has in his whole screwed up staff.

Posted by: Madcritter | September 9, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

My, oh my. Is there any comment from the McCain campaign that doesn't include 'sexist?'

This comment has been around since, well, at least since before McCain was born...and he's certainly used it...though I'm not sure that speaks well for Obama (maybe he was plagiarizing again...).

Posted by: cta | September 9, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

You.
Have.
Got.
To.
Be.
KIDDING ME!!!

This Republican ticket is now a satire of itself.

Posted by: Neal | September 9, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

sounds good. put some lipstick on that bible thumper, mount up, and ride her back to anchorage. religious right can all go read their silly book, stick their head in the sands, and wait for the apocalypse. you can see what type of crooked leadership, pyramid scheme, organization they are part of them. Since they believe in hell, go there and burn for the rest of eternity. F the christians.

Posted by: christiansareevil | September 9, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

First, the "lipstick on a pig" comments were about McCain's campaign pledges, not about Palin.

However, when Governor Palin compares herself to a lipstick-wearing vicious canine with a fondness for sniffing the rear ends of other vicious canines, surely she would welcome being compared with other beasts . . .

Posted by: Chris | September 9, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Enough with taking umbrage on what people say about Palin. This is politics. When the news shows were attacking Hillary Clinton she took it without anyone protecting her. How about discussing issues like the economy, house foreclosures, the war, healthcare, education... things that matter to us. Not Palin's sensitivity to comments and how they are offended..boohoo.

Posted by: SNS | September 9, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Namae- Do you get cable tv? WHO said that-
hint, CERTAINLY NOT John McCain-

Apples and Bowling balls... but the Georgia congressman who said it was wrong- that's an easy word- only 1 syllable, I'm sure Obama will be uttering it a day or two from now, when asked why his campaign said "You can't cover up Palin's record with lipstick" (oops)

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

"Lipstick on a pig" is a common American colloquialism, which Obama is fond of and has used on numerous occasions in different contexts. McCain has used it as well. It's an idiom, not an epithet. For those of you who were absent when they taught this in high school, please consider the following:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colloquial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiom

Posted by: Aaron | September 9, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

If you're voting or thinking of voting for McCain/Palin - seriously, dude. That's just dumb.

...it's also dumb to jump on the bandwagon and complain about this non-comment. Obama didn't say anything about Palin.

Posted by: Olivier | September 9, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

'Lipstick on a pig' is sexist in this context? Was Biden implying Palin looked like a pig? Oh please. See the John Stewart clip:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=sarah-palin-gender-card

Posted by: j4hr | September 9, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

As President of the National Association of Pig Farms, Pig Feed Growers and a big fan of Porky the Pig..I demand an apology got all the pigs which have been compared to Palin. She can't even tell the difference between a pig, a hog and boar

Posted by: David Hogg | September 9, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

I think the response says more about what the republicans are thinking than what Obama is thinking. You say "pig" they say "Palin" - interesting.

Posted by: ditthi | September 9, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sad. McCain's folks are really making a stretch here. "Putting lipstick on a pig" is a well-known figure of speech. It's lame for his campaign to pretend otherwise.

Posted by: Ragnell | September 9, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

These angry republicans don't realize that McCain used the same phrase when talking about Hillary Clinton. I assume all their furor will also be directed at McCain as well. Yeah right

Also Obama has this used phrase in other contexts as well. For example, he said:

'I think that both General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker are capable people who have been given an impossible assignment,' Sen. Barack Obama said yesterday in a telephone interview. 'George Bush has given a mission to General Petraeus, and he has done his best to try to figure out how to put lipstick on a pig.

So I gues he was acting sexist toward Gen. Petraus as well.

Give it a rest.

Posted by: JT | September 9, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, I agree with Steven P's comments 100%. Obama supporters are already accusing the McCain team of playing the gender card. Too bad that Palin supporters fell for Obama's bait. I have been a McCain supporter, but with Palin I am less of a McCain supporter. But in any case I dont like the politics played by both sides.

Posted by: yasho | September 9, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama says it and it's sexist.

McCain says it against Hillary and it doesn't matter.

Typical neocon lying and hypocricy.

Meanwhile, turns out Gov. Nazi forces women in Alaska to pay for their own rape kits. I guess it might prevent them from having the rape babies she loves so much.

Wow, does this women HATE women!

Posted by: TopJack | September 9, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

I agree 100% Obama should apologize.... to all the pigs of course for comparing them with Palin

Posted by: Ethioonmymind | September 9, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Can we all at least acknowledge that he was pretty STUPID for using this comment? The same day that his campaign was saying "You can't cover up Palin's record with lipstick."

If Obama didn't realize that this can be interpreted as an attack on Palin... he is truly a fool.

Obviously, this is the LAST thing he need right now.

Posted by: Chris | September 9, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

I think this is a brilliant comment, not because of the comment itself but because Obama knew that McCain's campaign would come out whining and making fools out of themselves. In the past, McCain himself has used the "pig" metaphor in describing the policies and actions of Hillary Clinton before. He has also used it for Mitt Romney.

So the "Truth Squad" just comes off as whiners playing the sexism card.


Posted by: Steven P | September 9, 2008 8:56 PM
*******************

I think it was a "brillaint" comment, made by a genius who will lose another day or two of the 53 or so left not getting his message across....

For the Record, if Joe Biden makes any more Indian 7 Eleven cashier jokes, we're going to have Bobby Jindal respond.

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

The thing is that when he was talking about 'lipstick on a pig' he was talking about the PORK that she helped passed including billing the people of the state of Alaska for living in her own home and while she eventually was against the bridge to no where she was initially for it and still kept the money.
And as a single mother, I hate it when the media trys to make something that was not intended to be sexist out of context.

Posted by: anne | September 9, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Yes, but let's keep in mind that using uppity when referring to a black man is totally acceptable.

Posted by: Namae | September 9, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

She is a pig

=======
I was a democrat all my life, but first I am a women, a mother and worked all my life and took my kid's to work, so here comes a woman who know's what it is to raise kid's and work and regardless of the politics of my party, and it make's me sick, the good ole boy network is the democrat party......I will vote a very different ticket this time around.

Posted by: amy | September 9, 2008 9:01 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

I was a democrat all my life, but first I am a women, a mother and worked all my life and took my kid's to work, so here comes a woman who know's what it is to raise kid's and work and regardless of the politics of my party, and it make's me sick, the good ole boy network is the democrat party......I will vote a very different ticket this time around.

Posted by: amy | September 9, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Governor Palin’s recent lipstick-pit bull joke not only had 40 million viewers, but received much news comment later. In addition, Obama referred to Palin by name right after the “pig with lipstick” remark, and right before his rather unfortunate reference to smelly fish.

Taken in context, a fair reading of the remarks clearly indicates that Obama was engaging in a calculated bit of double entendre to take a swipe at his vice presidential rival.

Certainly, the crowd he was addressing had no doubt about what he meant.

Add this gaff to Obama’s reference to Hillary’s “periodic” emotional outbursts, and his serial use of the word “sweetie” to address female strangers.

If Obama was not aware of how the pig with lipstick remark would be taken, then he is at a minimum tone deaf to women.

Personally, I think Obama was, is, and will always be a misogynist ass.

Posted by: Stephen Gianelli | September 9, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that the Republicans are trying to trick us for a 3rd time! Talk about demagoguery in the wake of a thousand more important issues that plague our nation.

Posted by: Texan | September 9, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

I think this is a brilliant comment, not because of the comment itself but because Obama knew that McCain's campaign would come out whining and making fools out of themselves. In the past, McCain himself has used the "pig" metaphor in describing the policies and actions of Hillary Clinton before. He has also used it for Mitt Romney.

So the "Truth Squad" just comes off as whiners playing the sexism card.

Posted by: Steven P | September 9, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Neocons will latch on anything benignly factual or imaginary such as this one, god forbid this election becomes more about the issue than fabricated he say she say

Posted by: sam | September 9, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

"You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still very much a pig."

So its not okay for Obama to use this phrase? If you Google it, everyone uses this analogy but its okay for McCain to use it right??????

Posted by: Time | September 9, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with the pig? Only a Muslim like Obama hates and abhors pork.

Wake up America. Obama is a lying Muslim. Be very scared.

Posted by: sun | September 9, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

If a Republican had made such a reference to a Democratic woman, this page would be covered in red -- and the Post's gallery of commissars, which they call "opinion writers," would have a field day.

Posted by: info | September 9, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh man, you've got to be kidding me. They have been railing against him for a week now, and Obama just takes it. He doesn't throw snarky, snide comments back at them. He talks about issues instead.

So he says 'lipstick on a pig', which incidentally is a phrase that perfectly describes the situation (i.e. dressing something ineffectual up to make it look more glamorous), and they're crying uncle and trying to get everyone's pity? Holy smokes, guys. I'd call it a love tap, but he never even touched you, and here you are rolling on the floor like you've been sucker punched.

Short of send all of the words he'd like to say through the McCain/Palin Truth Squad editorial board for review, what is he supposed to do? Hey, Obama, try to limit yourself to a, an, the, and, but, or, and while. These are the Truth Squad-approved words that have been screened and tested and verified unlikely to offend the McCain campaign.

Posted by: Joe | September 9, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Whu would Obama insult pigs?

Posted by: notarep | September 9, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

I am surprised the McCain Campaign did not accuse Obama of calling McCain an old fish...because he is the only candidate who is old and looks like a dead fish.

Posted by: Robert | September 9, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Oh, give it a rest Yolanda. Obama was clearly talking about McCain's claim to be a change candidate not Mayor Make-Rape-Victims-Pay-for-Their-Own-Rape-Kits. What a great feminist you're supporting.

Posted by: KCinDC | September 9, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Coming so close on the heels of Palin's self referential trademark quotation about being a "pit-bull with lipstick" I think it's pretty clear that Obama intended to call Palin a pig.

No more Mister Nice Guy. Goodbye, last bit of Obama political capital.

Posted by: prettierthanthou | September 9, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

So Obama was talking about McCain, but the comment is sexist? Right.

That's almost as ridiculous as the notion that Palin is an anti-pork reformer.

Posted by: Phil Hart | September 9, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

As Senator Obama said in another context the other day, "They must think you're stupid." Yes, the Republicans think the voters are stupid. In this case, even the reporters could tell Jane Swift was just blowing smoke for the McCain campaign and called her on it, but that doesn't stop the Republicans from whining and ginning up fake outrage. Obama was just using a common expression, used by John McCain himself; if the Republicans want to think it applies to Sarah Palin, that's their doing. No one is falling for it -- except flacks in the pay of the McCain campaign and maybe a few of their more devout ditto-heads.

Posted by: Bruce | September 9, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

its awesome, obama doesnt even need to start a campaign against it, washington post is fighting his battles for him, way to go media, sticking up for your man.

oh wait, im not supposed to admit we have teh media in our pocket....dang >.

Posted by: joe biden | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

its awesome, obama doesnt even need to start a campaign against it, washington post is fighting his battles for him, way to go media, sticking up for your man.

oh wait, im not supposed to admit we have teh media in our pocket....dang >.

Posted by: joe biden | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

its awesome, obama doesnt even need to start a campaign against it, washington post is fighting his battles for him, way to go media, sticking up for your man.

oh wait, im not supposed to admit we have teh media in our pocket....dang >.

Posted by: joe biden | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey, alrighty then!, finally, the new Swift-boaters have set sail, led by their fearlessly hypocritical leader, former Gov Swift-boat. Welcome to the party, what took you so long? We knew you were coming sooner or later with your pure unbridled idiocy-

Posted by: Jake | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Yolanda,
You and Palin must be delusional if you think that that comment was sexist. You guys just try to keep heaping on the crap so you won't have to deal with issues. You are a bunch of whackos.

Posted by: JB in Wayne, NJ | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

So now Obama envisions getting beat by "American Pig"... sound familiar?

Posted by: John | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

This goes to show how little Obama thinks of women.

Just the same same way that Obama smoked up Hillary like cheap pack of cigarettes he's now showing through the same sort of pompous deference towards Governor Palin.

Shame on Obama, first for not picking the best Dem. VP - Hillary Clinton, and second for being a "pig" of a chauvinist himself.

Go McCain / Palin 2008!!! Show the promiser how to take action!!

Posted by: Yolanda | September 9, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

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