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Swift blasts Obama over 'pig' comment
Boston Globe ^

Posted on 09/09/2008 4:18:03 PM PDT by Chet 99

Jane Swift went quickly to work this evening as a leader of a brand new "truth squad" defending GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, excoriating Barack Obama for a comment he made while campaigning in Virginia today.

Obama told voters that they shouldn't believe McCain and Palin's talk about reforming Washington. "You can put lipstick on a pig," Obama said. "It's still a pig."

Republicans took offense, saying that was a personal attack on Palin, who during the GOP convention speech last week, asked delegates if they knew the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull. Pointing to her mouth, she exclaimed, "Lipstick."

Swift told reporters on a conference call that Obama's comment was "disgraceful" and that "he owes Governor Palin an apology."

Challenged about how she could be sure that Obama was referring to Palin, Swift replied, "She's the only one of the four presidential or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick."

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1 posted on 09/09/2008 4:20:14 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Sarah is no pig.

She’s hot as a pistol.


2 posted on 09/09/2008 4:22:00 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: Chet 99

Remember when Obama dissed Hillary by making a finger while he was talking about her and then pretending to brush dust off both his shoulders.

He has gutter-mouth and should be expose as such. He talks just like DUers.

There could well we backlash from women about this.


3 posted on 09/09/2008 4:22:45 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (PALIN-MANIA ... I haz it!)
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To: Chet 99

Good job Barry. Way to show what you think about the lady folk.

And props to the GOP for responding to this quickly.


4 posted on 09/09/2008 4:22:50 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: Chet 99

I’m not sure if I like this truth squad... the internets seem to get things handled...


5 posted on 09/09/2008 4:22:53 PM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
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To: Chet 99

Now we wait for the hole to be dug deeper when Obama offers his explanation.


6 posted on 09/09/2008 4:22:53 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Chet 99

The insult is especially stinging because calling someone a pig is the worst insult a Muslim can think of.


7 posted on 09/09/2008 4:23:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: Chet 99

Now if Obama had picked Edwards there would have been two.


8 posted on 09/09/2008 4:23:04 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: Chet 99

You can put a designer suit on a muslim and he’s still a muslim!


9 posted on 09/09/2008 4:23:52 PM PDT by blondee123 (Vote for the HERO, not the ZERO! Is PRESENT a vote???)
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To: Chet 99

Challenged about how she could be sure that Obama was referring to Palin, Swift replied, “She’s the only one of the four presidential or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick.”

AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH< JEEZE THESE REPORTERS AREN’T TOO BRIGHT! >


10 posted on 09/09/2008 4:25:41 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Chet 99

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h57H_7i3GLE


11 posted on 09/09/2008 4:25:46 PM PDT by renosathug
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To: Chet 99

Would Obama compare a women being called a pig by a man the same as someone calling him the N word.


12 posted on 09/09/2008 4:26:23 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: Chet 99
You can put lipstick on a communist, but it will still be Hillary Clinton.

You can put Somali garb on a muslim, but it will still be HUSSEIN OBAMA

13 posted on 09/09/2008 4:27:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: renosathug

BUMP FOR LATER


14 posted on 09/09/2008 4:27:43 PM PDT by mel
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To: Chet 99

“You can put lipstick on a pig,” Obama said. “It’s still a pig.”

Did he scream “allah akbar” after he said that or did he bang his head on the floor?


15 posted on 09/09/2008 4:28:15 PM PDT by 353FMG (What marxism and fascism could not destroy, liberalism did.)
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To: bahblahbah

A pretty predictable position... from bahblahbah.


16 posted on 09/09/2008 4:28:33 PM PDT by EnnisExile
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To: Chet 99

Hussein Obama is a pig like every single one of his muslim brethren. I can’t wait to hear him squeal.


17 posted on 09/09/2008 4:28:48 PM PDT by Chubby
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To: Chet 99
"She's the only one of the four presidential or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick."

Hey, what Biden does in the privacy of his own home should be off limits!!

18 posted on 09/09/2008 4:29:58 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Harry Wurzbach
Good job Barry. Way to show what you think about the lady folk.

Muslims have no respect for women, that's why HUSSEIN didn't pick SHRILLARY, even though she was the one person who could ensure a win.

Next HUSSEIN will be telling her to wear a Burka.

19 posted on 09/09/2008 4:30:10 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Chet 99
It's not just that she wears lipstick.

This is much worse for Obama.

The biggest line from her acceptance speech was the hockey mom/pitbull/lipstick bit.

So any mention of lipstick immediately brings a connection to that line.

Obama didn't just shoot himself in the foot.

He shot off his mouth and it took off his head.

He won't recover from this.

20 posted on 09/09/2008 4:30:19 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Chet 99

21 posted on 09/09/2008 4:31:04 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: BunnySlippers

He gave the finger the same way twice in the same day, giving the same speech in two different places.

Yet nobody except Freepers called him on it.


22 posted on 09/09/2008 4:31:18 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: BunnySlippers

Obama is a punk.


23 posted on 09/09/2008 4:31:32 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Democrats are Intimidated by Strong Women.)
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To: bahblahbah
While I'm surely no shining example of expository light,
I don't believe I've seen you post anything worth a damn in at least a week.
24 posted on 09/09/2008 4:31:36 PM PDT by tomkat (American craftsman)
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To: Chet 99
If the liberal MSM (which is most of the MSM) treated Democrats evenhandedly, the headline would scream:

OBAMA CALLS PALIN A PIG!!!

25 posted on 09/09/2008 4:31:40 PM PDT by olrtex
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To: Harry Wurzbach
And props to the GOP for responding to this quickly.

Yeah, this sure isn't the typical "wait a week to respond" Republican mode.

26 posted on 09/09/2008 4:32:39 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Democrats are Intimidated by Strong Women.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The insult is especially stinging because calling someone a pig is the worst insult a Muslim can think of.

Ohhhh, yeoowww, ouchhh, what can I say, Obama/Biden has had a terrible Sept. and I really think they are both in a spiralling/decaying free-fall.......They will Loose this NOVEMBER, no doubt.......It's even worse, when HILLARY won't be the attack Dawg (against Palin for O'Drama)....YEEEoooWW!!!! Double OUcCH!!!!!!



Stupid-AssCrats……………Lots of Baggage!
27 posted on 09/09/2008 4:32:39 PM PDT by knyteflyte3 (Freedom is not for FREE)
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To: Chet 99

Isn’t the “pig” he’s referring to Washington DC?


28 posted on 09/09/2008 4:33:22 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: Chet 99

If Osama Hussein Obama wants to start name calling, then let’s start with what you call someone whose parents aren’t married - if anyone qualifies for that name, he certainly does!


29 posted on 09/09/2008 4:33:30 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Just your average "Whitey" - bitterly clinging to my guns and religion.)
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To: Chet 99
This is AWSOME! What a blunder. Thank you BO.

I don't know or care if BO meant it the way it was interpreted or if he is just that whimsically challenged.

Either way. Good for us. Get every single inch out of this. Spell out the fish inference, shame the sexist lipstick carnage and feast on him about calling Palin a pig.

LET HIM HAVE IT! This has long been a democrat tactic to blow up a bad choice of words. Now the media may be paying attention.

BO is either going to have to apologize and admit he is not omnipotent. Or he is going to have to defend this as some shallow attempt by the right wing conspiracy to misconstrue his words. Either way, this should be good for another 2 or 3 points.

30 posted on 09/09/2008 4:33:33 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Democrats are for Change - Let's run through a mine field at night wearing clown shoes!)
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To: Chet 99

Good for Jane Swift!!! Sarah is being DESTROYED by lefties and Peggy Noonan types.


31 posted on 09/09/2008 4:33:40 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Chet 99
"She's the only one of the four presidential or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick."

Good one but can we ever be sure?

32 posted on 09/09/2008 4:34:10 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Mrs. Palin Goes to Washington and the MSM Trembles)
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To: Chet 99
Challenged about how she could be sure that Obama was referring to Palin, Swift replied, "She's the only one of the four presidential or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick."

B U R N ! ! ! !

Good burn.

33 posted on 09/09/2008 4:35:02 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Harry Wurzbach
And props to the GOP for responding to this quickly.

Great point. Lately the GOP has been all over every word and responded to the media before they even get the Dems comments, position or attack out.

Where have these people been?

34 posted on 09/09/2008 4:36:19 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Democrats are for Change - Let's run through a mine field at night wearing clown shoes!)
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To: blondee123
You can put a designer suit on a muslim and he’s still a muslim!

You can shape, polish and paint a turd to make it look like anything you want it too. It is still just a turd.

35 posted on 09/09/2008 4:37:39 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Democrats are for Change - Let's run through a mine field at night wearing clown shoes!)
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To: Chet 99
"Challenged about how she could be sure that Obama was referring to Palin, Swift replied, "She's the only one of the four presidential or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick."

That's an awesome comeback....THANK you Lord for the soldiers you have placed among our side!

36 posted on 09/09/2008 4:38:36 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Chet 99


Barak Obama hates white women
37 posted on 09/09/2008 4:38:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Tenacious 1

Obama knew exactly who he was referring to... Palin.

He thought he was being sly and witty.

Remember he and Biden think that are so smart.

Lets push this to the media.

Betcha we get an apology from Obama before the night is over.


38 posted on 09/09/2008 4:41:07 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: mojito
He won't recover from this.

I was thinking the same thing of the "My Muslim Faith" comment. Where are the legs on that one?

Is this going to be an campaign season where HE will make dozens of gaffes, which will lead to one Biggy that does him in? "My Muslim Faith" was pretty revealing, and should be that BIG one.

39 posted on 09/09/2008 4:41:19 PM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: Chet 99
This was a tested and planned happening.

Yesterday morning on FoxNews, two different Dem commentators* mixed up the phrase by using “lipstick” and “pig” rather than “pit-bull”.

Both tried to make it appear as a slip-of-the-tongue. With Obama using it today, it seems that yesterday's use was a trial balloon to see how it would be received.

--

* Bob Becktel was one who mixed up the phrase. I don't recall who the other one was.

40 posted on 09/09/2008 4:45:07 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: gswilder
Betcha we get an apology from Obama before the night is over.

I hope he stews over it for a couple of days while it simmers and gets reported. If he apologizes too soon, the media won't even run it as a story. The best we can do is hope for the media reports this in prime time before he apologizes.

41 posted on 09/09/2008 4:45:29 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Democrats are for Change - Let's run through a mine field at night wearing clown shoes!)
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To: Chet 99

Obama muslim rage boils over yet again.


42 posted on 09/09/2008 4:46:45 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: All
Anyone have links on how the PUMA's are responding to this?
43 posted on 09/09/2008 4:49:58 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Chet 99

I knew obama wasn’t real bright but isnt he calling every soccer/hockey mom in the country a pig by saying that?


44 posted on 09/09/2008 4:51:48 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: TomGuy
Bob Beckel and Julien Epstein, Clinton POS lawyer. Beckel said “ pig in lipstick”. Now Obama says basically the same thing?
This is a coordinated "attack”, absolutely no doubt about it.
45 posted on 09/09/2008 4:52:55 PM PDT by scott says
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To: Liberty Valance

Yeah, But his mentor doesn’t mind havin a white woman on the side though!


46 posted on 09/09/2008 4:54:34 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Ann Archy

I disagree that the left is landing any serious blows on Governor Palin. They are trying - flailing, really - but the fast-moving responses from McCain’s team, plus the outrage expressed on websites like this one, have blunted the attacks.

We need to keep up the fight!


47 posted on 09/09/2008 4:58:00 PM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: Ann Archy

Well, I guess Jane Swift might know something about pigs herself.


48 posted on 09/09/2008 4:58:57 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Chet 99
Is this the Jane Swift, Commie, Mass, EX Socalist Rino, go away.
49 posted on 09/09/2008 5:01:08 PM PDT by Little Bill (Just a Poor White Person , clinging to God, Guns, and the Constitution)
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To: Chet 99

Never wrestle in the mud with an obama, you’ll both get dirty and the obama will like it.


50 posted on 09/09/2008 5:04:22 PM PDT by Nachum (Sarah Palin: Baberaham Lincoln)
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