Obama started in with Toles's "Exce-", but quickly realized that he didn't start the joke correctly, so he went back and filled in the preamble to the joke, and then he returned later to Toles's "Except" once again.
All of this was pre-scripted, right down to the lipstick on the pig.
Remember that Ben Smith had to file two different "lipstick" stories within three hours on Tuesday, so "lipstick" was definitely sent out as a talking point to all Team Obama members:
Carnahan: 'Theres no way you can dress up that record even with a lot of lipstick'Hat tip to patrioticlady at the Hillary Clinton PUMA forums.
By Ben Smith
September 09, 2008, 03:08 PM
Obama: 'Lipstick on a pig'
By Ben Smith
September 09, 2008, 06:10 PM
Outstanding find. Thanks!
Wow! This should blow up nicely!
Obama can’t say that he and Tom Toles routinely share lines in speeches...
Well, what is anybody going to DO about it? !
Someone should get this to Drudge. This is CLEARLY plagiarism. It’s a shame Biden didn’t say it.
It's OK...really. :)
It looks like Biden is bringing his experience to bear on the campaign!
Very interesting, indeed! Thanks so much for posting this — and here’s a big thank you to “PatrioticLady” on the PUMA forum as well.
I’m still wondering who scripted the stinky fish line though! LOL
Man, Obama REALLY screwed up big-time. I hope he enjoyed the laughs he got today - I don’t think many will be laughing tomorrow...
PS — The NY Post is running with this story on the Front Page today (9/10). For the story that will be printed please see this link:
(You can see the Front Page at: http://www.nypost.com )
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It is weird how the Hillary supporters are turning out to be the sane members of the Democratic Party.
This is so childish. Quoting from cartoons and calling people pigs and old stinky fish.
Apparently, its been floating around some other pro-0bama sites, although they've already tried to wash that one down the memory hole.
Holy Shiite, Batman.
I am disappointed in Obama. His autobiography is very well written and shows a thoughtful man of intelligence. Yet campaigning lately we see worn out, trite phrasing and now outright copying. What has happened?
Obama can't even tell a joke right? Sad.
On 9/08 Obama’s camp claimed Obama didn’t know the comments came from a Toles’ cartoon and were told to him by a friend. Once he found out they came from the cartoon, from then on, he attributed it to Toles.
Unfortunately, in his pig/lipstick speech on 9/09, Obama did not credit Toles.
I love PUMA patrioticlady!
And, you! ;o)
^ 5 to you both!
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