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  • 'Lipstick Affair' smudges Obama

    09/11/2008 12:02:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies · 201+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | 9/11/2008 | Reinout van Wagtendonk
    The United States Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is losing ground in the polls as what's now being dubbed 'The Lipstick Affair' continues to cost him the support of women voters who chose Hillary Clinton in the primaries. According to recent polls, Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is wooing those voters to John McCain's side. The Republicans are hurling accusations of sexism at Barack Obama to undermine him further. The latest is that he compared Sarah Palin to a pig. A week ago Sarah Palin spoke about herself in her address to the Republican Convention: "Do you know the difference...
  • Kisses but no love for Barack Obama (Angry NM women tell Obama to kiss off)

    09/11/2008 10:09:04 AM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 57 replies · 540+ views
    KRQE.COM ^ | 9/11/08 | Kim Holland
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A comment by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama about putting lipstick on a pig has some Republican women in New Mexico glossing their lips and telling him to kiss off. On Wednesday evening they were writing their least-favorite Democrat and puckering up to seal the letters with a kiss. Obama touched off the latest bit of campaign stagecraft with a comment he made Tuesday and which he said was directed at Republican John McCain's economic policies. "You know you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig," the Democrat said. Republicans pounced saying the comment...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Obama Up Obama Down [Lipsticked Pigs and Old Fish, Dems Forgot own Rules, etc.]

    09/11/2008 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Tolik · 36 replies · 615+ views ^ | September 10, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama Needs to Get Back to the Teleprompter and the Economy Campaigns are cyclical. They ebb and flow. McCain no doubt will have a bad week characterized by Biden-like gaffes and getting off message. We all remember McCain’s ugly green backdrop behind his acceptance speech, and “my friends” ad nauseam. Still, if some lament the lack of discussion of issues (I do), we nevertheless know if McCain had picked a wonkish “old white” guy like Romney, we still would not be talking about taxes, defense, Iraq and housing; but would be bombarded by the prefab attack ads that would have...
  • Obama: Palin Is Just Another Pretty Face, Not A Pig

    09/11/2008 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 88 replies · 323+ views ^ | 09/11/08 at 8:25 am | Published by AJStrata
    Obama really is pretty clueless. Instead of hinting that Governor Sarah Palin is a pig with lipstick, he goes on Letterman and calls her just another pretty face - insinuating she has no brains, views or political force of her own: Obama: “It does. But keep in mind that, technically, had I meant it that way, she would have been the lipstick, you see?” (audience, Dave laugh) “But now we’re…” Dave: “I don’t know, you’re way ahead of me.” (audience laughs) Obama: “Yeah, the failed policies of John McCain would be the pig.” Obama keeps digging his hole, and laughing...
  • Mitchell: Obama 'Clearly' Wasn't Talking About Palin

    09/11/2008 6:18:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies · 213+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Make it a trio of mindreaders at NBC/MSNBC. As noted here, yesterday Howard Fineman and David Shuster went Carnac on us, emphatically declaring that Barack Obama didn't have Sarah Palin in mind with his lipstick line. On this morning's Today, Andrea Mitchell joined her network stablemates [no pun intended!] in delving into Barack's brain and assuring us he meant no harm. ANDREA MITCHELL: Barack Obama has been a punching-bag [aww] for a barrage of criticism from the McCain campaign. Charges that he slurred Sarah Palin when he said this about McCain and his change argument [cut to clip of Obama's...
  • Pigs, Obama and Sarah Palin

    09/11/2008 5:51:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies · 173+ views
    Free Republic ^ | September 11, 2008 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    The word "lipstick" became a potent political symbol on September 3, 2008, when Sarah Palin metaphorically expressed to the American people the dual nature of her persona: the tough bulldog reformer and the feminine, attractive, grown-up lipstick-wearing executive. When reproaching John McCain's message of change in Virginia on Tuesday, Barrack Obama linked the symbol of the feminine half of the Palin's duality to a pig. Apparently extemporizing while speaking before a crowd of enthusiastic supporters, a tired cliché of disparagement connecting pigs to lipstick somehow presented itself to his mind as he sought to please his audience. The most memorable...
  • Obama said,"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink."

    09/11/2008 10:37:04 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 28 replies · 466+ views
    Marble Wallet ^ | September 11, 2008 | Stayfree
    Obama's comment about a fish wrapped in change is still gonna stink is far more offensive than a Muslim talking about lipstick on a pig. He was talking about Sarah " "Barracuda" as "still gonna stink". Where is the outrage over calling her a stinking fish???
  • Lipstick, Dipstick ....(the left's series of scurrilous personal attacks against Palin)

    09/11/2008 4:56:32 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 27 replies · 168+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2008 | Debra J. Saunders
    "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday — thereby spawning one of those vacuous debates that will consume at least two days of air time on cable news talk shows. Thank Sen. John McCain's campaign for holding a press call afterward asking Obama to apologize for comparing running mate Sarah Palin to a pig. And then you get instant mindless controversy. Obama dismissed the gambit as "phony outrage." And: "Nobody actually believes that these folks are offended." No lie. It's why folks call this the silly season. Obama also had...
  • WELL, HE DID WARN US (looking like a short order cook dishing up reheated Biden stew)

    09/11/2008 4:33:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 12 replies · 169+ views
    NY POST ^ | 9/11/08 | EDITOIAL
    (Obama) warned voters they'd be hearing clever words and expressions but were really well-disguised smears.........the Democrat was referring to coded attacks aimed at him - not by him....... He claims his "lipstick on a pig" slur of Gov. Sarah Palin was "an innocent remark." As, presumably, was the remark: "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change' [and] it's still gonna stink." Democrats pointedly noting John McCain is 72 years old is an eerie coincidence, right? All of which makes Obama's feigned outrage - portraying himself as the victim of a "Swift Boat" attack -...
  • This lipstick just won't fade

    09/10/2008 11:51:31 PM PDT · by PattRiot · 9 replies · 251+ views
    latims ^ | Sep, 11, 2008
    This lipstick just won't fade Los Angeles Times CBS forces YouTube to pull a McCain Web ad targeting Obama for his 'lipstick on a pig' remark. The spot featured CBS anchor Katie Couric.
  • (MSM Advice for Barry): Obama's woes have nothing to do with 'lipstick'

    09/10/2008 11:49:18 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 26 replies · 268+ views ^ | Sept. 10, 2008 | Howard Fineman
    Obama's woes have nothing to do with 'lipstick' Howard Fineman on the candidate's pride, strategy and stump speak ANALYSIS By Howard Fineman WASHINGTON - No, Barack Obama was not making fun of Sarah Palin when he talked about some Republican putting “lipstick on a pig.” He was trying to be colloquial, and John McCain’s campaign knew as much – even as it was going theatrically ballistic. That’s not to say that Obama hasn’t made mistakes. In fact, he’s made – and is making – a lot.
  • Palin goes home to see son off to war .....(Why SaraCuda is in Alaska)

    09/11/2008 8:24:26 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 44 replies · 603+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 11, 2008
    Sarah Palin was back in Alaska Thursday to see her son off to war. A homecoming rally late Wednesday marked the first time the governor had been in the state since Republican presidential hopeful John McCain asked her to be his running mate on August 28. And there was no hiding her joy at being back after the madness of the past two weeks in which the little-known governor and self-proclaimed "hockey mom" was transformed into a political rock star. Palin's laughter filled the cabin as the freshly painted McCain-Palin campaign plane pulled up to an airport hanger in Fairbanks...
  • "Dangerous When Applied" CARTOON.... the Palin v Obama Lipstick Wars

    09/11/2008 6:01:14 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 20 replies · 198+ views ^ | 9/11/2008 | IPWGOP
      Sept. 11, 2008    This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.
  • Angriest Public Moment, Obama: Illinois State Senate Confrontation

    09/11/2008 4:49:25 AM PDT · by Born In America · 32 replies · 288+ views
    New York News & Features ^ | January 11, 2008 | The 2008 Electopedia
    Obama: Illinois State Senate Confrontation, June 2002 On June 11, 2002, as a state senator, Obama and fellow state senator Rickey Hendon nearly threw down on the senate floor. At issue was a bill that would close a child-welfare office in Hendon’s district. Obama voted in favor of the bill—accidentally, he claims—but Hendon was irate. “There’s a rift between the African-Americans on the West Side and South Side here in Chicago,” says David Mendell, Tribune reporter and author of an Obama biography. “They’re competitive, and [Hendon] was saying that Obama voted against his project because he wanted to placate some...
  • Of Course He Was Talking About Palin! (No Prettying Up Obama Gaffe)

    09/11/2008 3:21:35 AM PDT · by suspects · 74 replies · 1,426+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | September 11, 2008 | Michael Graham
    Let’s start with the obvious and inarguable: Of course Sen. Barack Obama’s comment about “lipstick on a pig” was a reference to Supergirl Sarah Palin. You know it, I know it and the partisan crowd that literally rose to their feet and cheered when they heard it know it. And it’s nothing new. Democrats shot the lipstick line at Gov. Palin on their official Web site last week with a posting entitled “McCain’s Selection of Palin is Lipstick on a Pig” - accompanied by what I’m sure was intended to be a flattering photo of the Alaska outdoorswoman. And -...
  • What's the difference between Palin and Muslim fundamentalists? Lipstick

    09/11/2008 2:55:50 AM PDT · by CapnJack · 43 replies · 151+ views ^ | September 09, 2008 | Juan Cole
    Sept. 9, 2008 | John McCain announced that he was running for president to confront the "transcendent challenge" of the 21st century, "radical Islamic extremism," contrasting it with "stability, tolerance and democracy." But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers. On censorship, the teaching of creationism in schools, reproductive rights, attributing government policy to God's will and climate change, Palin agrees with Hamas and Saudi Arabia rather than supporting tolerance and democratic precepts. What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick....
  • Palin's the No. 1 draw for women at Pennsylvania event

    09/09/2008 6:28:47 PM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 13 replies · 132+ views ^ | September 9, 2008 | ERIKA BOLSTAD
    For the women attending a campaign event in Lancaster County, Pa., Sarah Palin might as well be at the top of the Republican ticket. "I like the way she's going to bring Washington down to earth," said Erin Gilsbach, 30, who drove from Allentown with her sister, husband and two daughters to hear the Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee speak here Tuesday. "Everyone talks about it, but I get the feeling she's going to do it." That's exactly what worries Democrats, who see women in Pennsylvania and other states who might have voted for New York Sen. Hillary...
  • New Info On Palin's Nevada Visit [Saturday afternoon at an open pavilion in Carson City]

    09/10/2008 9:29:23 PM PDT · by tomymind · 47 replies · 587+ views ^ | Wednesday, 10 September 2008
    More details are out on Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin's scheduled visit to Northern Nevada this weekend. The Alaska Governor will appear Saturday afternoon at an open pavilion in Carson City. Officials say the venue can hold up to 3500 people. A spokesman for the McCain-Palin campaign says Northern Nevada is a "very important region" for the Republican ticket in a state that's targeted by both major parties. There's no word on when John McCain will visit the Silver State again. A spokeswoman for Barack Obama's campaign says the Democratic nominee and his running mate Joe Biden will be...
  • What I don't like about Barak Hussein Obama...

    09/10/2008 9:12:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 98 replies · 305+ views
    Vanity | 9/10/2008 | Jim Robinson
    ...his economic policy, healthcare policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy, and Karl-Marx-style politics, for starters. Other than that, I don't like his evil, baby-killing abortion policy, his anti-family gay rights policy, his anti-freedom gun-grabbing policy, his anti-America global warming and energy policies, or the constitution-hating liberal activist judges he would appoint. And I absolutely abhor his cowardly, cheese-eating surrender monkey policy. In fact, I can't think of a single policy of his that makes sense for America. I don't think there's been an election in my lifetime where the choices haven't been more starkly opposite. McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden are...
  • Official Democrat website: Palin pick 'lipstick on a pig'

    09/10/2008 7:59:17 PM PDT · by hope · 32 replies · 222+ views
    WND ^ | 9-10-08 | Aaron Klein
    The official website of the Democratic Party has a blog posting entitled, "McCain's Selection of Palin is Lipstick on a Pig," illustrated by an altered photograph of a pig with makeup, designer glasses and pearls. "Palin is a red herring, lipstick on the Republican pig to distract Americans from the real issue that under the leadership of the Republicans the last 8 years, our country is falling apart," writes the blogger, Elizabeth Berry, a self-described 49-year-old "progressive" from Texas. The posting was published 11 days ago, well before Sen. Barack Obama drew sharp criticism yesterday when he jabbed at Palin...
  • Lipstick row is phony outrage - Obama

    09/10/2008 8:18:07 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 382+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 September 2008 | Jitendra Joshi
    THE White House race has plumbed new depths as Barack Obama accused John McCain of stooping to "lies and phony outrage" in response to the Democrat's mocking talk of "lipstick on a pig". In a new Internet ad, the McCain campaign accused Senator Obama of a sexist "smear" against the Republican's female running mate, Sarah Palin. But Senator Obama aides flagged a YouTube video showing Senator McCain using the same phrase himself. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig," Senator Obama said at a school in Norfolk, Virginia, reprising his line to attack the Republican pair's...
  • [Chrissy]Matthews: Obama's 'Pig' Not Sexist but Palin’s 'Community Organizer' is Racist

    09/10/2008 7:39:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 720+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 10, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Chris Matthews spent the entirety of Wednesday night's "Hardball," debunking the idea that Barack Obama was referring to Sarah Palin, when he made his "lipstick on a pig," remark as the MSNBC host questioned if it "insults...everyone's intelligence?" However did Matthews insult his viewers' intelligence, on Monday, when he accused Palin and Rudy Giuliani of using coded racist language when they joked about Obama's experience as a "community organizer?" At the top of Wednesday's show, Matthews invited on Republican strategist John Feehry and Democratic strategist Jenny Backus to discuss the topic, and hit Feehry hard, as he admitted to Backus:...
  • Suggestion for Obama

    09/10/2008 7:28:40 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 9 replies · 169+ views
    me | 9/10/2008 | Me
    I would like to suggest that Obamessiah say concerning the Pig/Lipstick controversy, "If you wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty--and the pig enjoys it." This would be a perfect retort--as far as I am concerned.
  • Freep Lipstick poll

    09/10/2008 7:27:24 PM PDT · by wtc911 · 53 replies · 153+ views
    NYC FOX NEWS poll....Did Obama target Palin with his lipstick remark?
  • Obama's "Macaca" Moment?

    09/10/2008 7:04:15 PM PDT · by ThankGod4W · 26 replies · 507+ views
    Personal Knowledge | 9-10-2008 | ThankGod4W
    Barrack Obama's lipstick on a pig speech yesterday may be his "macaca" moment in more ways than readily meet the eye. Yesterday, Obama made his lipstick/pig speech in the rural southwestern Virginia county of Russell. Shockingly, in 2006, George Allen made his infamous "macaca" comment in the rural southwestern Virginia county of Dickenson. Russell and Dickenson Counties sit side by side. In other words, it is the same patch of dirt. (I'm from there so I can say it.) How can it be that The Chosen One could have been so reckless with his choice of words in the same...
  • Did Obama Steal his 'Lip Stick on a Pig' Speech from a Political Cartoon?

    09/10/2008 6:48:06 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 25 replies · 2,100+ views ^ | 09/10/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    The folks at FreeRepublic have found an interesting... uh, shall we say coincidence... concerning Barack Obama's widely panned September 9 comments made at a rally in Virginia where he seemed to be saying that Governor Palin was a "pig" by referencing the "lipstick" quote from her acceptance speech at the GOP convention. It is looking like Obama's comments were not off the cuff, but scripted. And, not only were they scripted, but they were stolen without attribution from a Washington Post political cartoon by Tom Toles from September 5. Obama tried to quip that "you can put lipstick on a...
  • Obama on Letterman: Palin is lipstick, McCain policies are pig

    09/10/2008 6:39:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 123+ views ^ | September 10, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Amie Parnes reports that Obama just taped this evening's show with David Letterman, which touched at length on the McCain campaign's accusations that he'd spoken disrespectfully about Sarah Palin. "Keep in mind, that technically had I meant it this way she would be the lipstick," Obama said. "The policies of John McCain would be the pig." A partial transcript: LETTERMAN: Let me ask you a question here, have you ever actually put lipstick on pig? OBAMA: The answer would be no. But I think it might be fun to try .... This is sorta silly season in politics. Not that...
  • Obama On Letterman: 'McCain Policy Is The Pig'

    09/10/2008 5:35:07 PM PDT · by flyfree · 73 replies · 864+ views
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― Presidential hopeful Barack Obama appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York on Wednesday after a day of heated debate by media and political pundits over comments some took as a slam against Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Obama spent much of his visit talking about Palin and clarifying his earlier comments. "This is sort of silly season in politics, not that there's a non-silly season, but it gets sillier," Obama said. "And it's a common expression in at least Illinois. I don't know about New York City. I don't know what you...
  • A 'Macaca' Moment For Obama?

    09/10/2008 5:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 198+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 10, 2008
    Election '08: Back when he led the polls, Barack Obama gallantly promised a new, post-partisan politics. Now his lead is gone, and he's getting personal about Sarah Palin. However he justifies it, he's starting to look small.Ever since the governor of Alaska joined the Republican ticket, Team Obama has been at a loss about how to take her on. For a while, they just called Gov. Palin the "mayor of Wasilla" and "lieutenant governor" of the state. But now they've turned to far worse code words in a bid to psychologically demean her. On Tuesday in Virginia, Obama himself sank...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-10-08

    09/10/2008 5:27:33 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 75 replies · 315+ views
    On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Bush met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in the Oval Office of the White House. (Transcript) President Talabani: I think it's clear that we are in Iraq looking to you as a hero of liberation of Iraq from worst kind of dictatorship … we will never forget what you have done for our people. The President’s daughter Barbara Bush attended the Oscar de la Renta fashion show in New York City today. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and JCOS Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen testified before the House...
  • Obama On Letterman: 'Palin Would Be The Lipstick'

    09/10/2008 4:36:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies · 423+ views
    Obama On Letterman: 'Palin Would Be The Lipstick' Presidential Hopeful Says Media Took His Words And Ran; Defends Bush Policies On Afghanistan, AIDS In Africa NEW YORK (CBS) ― Presidential hopeful Barack Obama appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York on Wednesday after a day of heated debate by media and political pundits over comments some took as a slam against Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Obama spent much of his visit talking about Palin and clarifying his earlier comments. "This is sort of silly season in politics, not that there's a non-silly season, but it...
  • A Little Word Makes Big Waves on Campaign Trail

    09/10/2008 4:29:52 PM PDT · by bugseye · 5 replies · 192+ views ^ | 09-10-08 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a season when words are weapons, it's the H-bomb of campaign trail rhetoric -- a word so potent that a single appearance usually sparks days of cable debate and a sea of news ink. Lie. Mistaken, evasive, misleading, wrong -- all language that leaves room for good intentions or honest differences of opinion. Not the L-word. It's a rhetorical bludgeon: Not only is your opponent off base, he's deliberately deceiving the public. It's a bruising character judgment that leaves minimal room for error. ...the Obama campaign has begun using "lie" -- and its cousins, like "falsehood"...
  • We need to accept Sen. Obama's explanation of the 'lipstick/pig' insult this morning,,,,,

    09/10/2008 3:50:32 PM PDT · by stockstrader · 89 replies · 344+ views
    Some of us (especially me) owe Hussein an apology for attacking him on his ‘lipstick/pig’comment. As someone who was slamming Hussein for his use of the ugly potitics of personal destruction, Chicago-style, I have now reconsidered my comments of yesterday--after hearing Hussein’s indignant explanation this morning. Hussein’s use of the ‘gutter politics’ of personal attacks yesterday can be explained two ways: (1) The first possibility, and the one that many of us reacted to--was that Hussein was stooping to a new, ugly personal attack, lowering himself to an unimaginably low-level--by comparing Gov. Palin to a pig. Initially, I was sure...
  • MSNBC LIVE POLL: Did Sen. Barack Obama go too far with his 'lipstick on a pig' remark? [FReep It!]

    09/10/2008 4:46:35 PM PDT · by XR7 · 56 replies · 487+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/08
    LIVE VOTE Do you think Sen. Barack Obama went too far with his 'lipstick on a pig' remark?
  • On the subject of "Phony Outrage" and "Made up controveries"

    09/10/2008 3:32:12 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 19 replies · 77+ views
    Various sources | 2008 | Various
    Today Senator Obama expressed his distress over the latest "made-up controversy". Here is a look at a couple of other controversies that popped up during this campaign. Obama Aide Concedes 'Dollar Bill' Remark Referred to His RaceObama Strategist Calls McCain's Attack Ad Insulting; McCain Camp Defends It By MARK MOONEY Aug. 1, 2008 Sen. Barack Obama's chief strategist conceded that the Democratic presidential candidate was referring to his race when he said Republicans were trying to scare voters by suggesting Obama "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills." The comment had triggered a charge Thursday from...
  • Obama : self-fulfilling prophet (re: lipstick on a pig)

    09/10/2008 3:55:59 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 11 replies · 100+ views
    self | 9/10/08 | NewJerseyJoe
  • SWINEGATE GENESIS & ANALYSIS: "Lipstick on a Pig" Template and Tom Toles Plagiarism [FINAL]

    09/10/2008 3:22:35 PM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 28 replies · 497+ views
    *** GENESIS *** #1) Elizabeth Berry, of the Democratic Party, used the "Lipstick on a Pig" template, on Saturday, August 30, 2008: Elizabeth Berry, Democratic Party, used "Lipstick on a Pig" Template, on Saturday, August 30, 2008 [According to her Democratic Party profile, Elizabeth Berry lives in Garland, Texas. Curiously, though, there is a Wikipedia entry, on an artist named William D. Berry, who was married to a "Liz", or "Elizabeth", and who lived in Fairbanks, Alaska.] #2) Bill Kristol, of The Weekly Standard, first noted that Sarah Palin refers to herself as a "Pitbull", with "Lipstick", on Tuesday, September...
  • Political change is not affected by "putting lipstick on a pig"..

    09/10/2008 2:59:54 PM PDT · by jtom36 · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Obama claimed... -- Political change is not affected by "putting lipstick on a pig", indeed, "its still a pig".. -- Nor is it affected by putting lipstick on a hockey mom.Rest assured, 'political change' will be effected by the slightest effort to say that hockey moms [with lipstick], -- who are political reformers, -- are still lipstick smeared. Obama, in effect, has only smeared himself.
  • Barack Obama's Lipstickgate anger could be better deployed

    09/10/2008 1:26:10 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 22 replies · 160+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 10, 2008 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama is on his feet in Norfolk, Virginia, in a very lawyerly manner, condemning the wickedness of the Republicans and the news media for misconstruing his comments about putting lipstick on a pig. He is bemoaning this “phony outrage” at his comments and the wilful manner in which his enemies assumed that he was referring to Sarah Palin. And, as ever with the former academic, he has a point, perhaps even a good one. No, he did not call Mrs Palin a pig, but in using such an explosive term just days after the Governor of Alaska definitively claimed...
  • How Does Howard Know? 'Obama Wasn't Making Fun of Palin'

    09/10/2008 1:50:57 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 204+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    H/t reader MB. Here's how Howard Fineman begins his MSNBC column today [emphasis added]: No, Barack Obama was not making fun of Sarah Palin when he talked about some Republican putting “lipstick on a pig.” He was trying to be colloquial, and John McCain’s campaign knew as much – even as it was going theatrically ballistic. To which I have a simple question: how does Howard know?
  • Lagging in polls, (Baraq Hussein al-Jakartai) Obama lashes McCain

    09/10/2008 12:11:02 PM PDT · by libh8er · 34 replies · 111+ views
    AP ^ | 9.10.2008
    WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republican John McCain's campaign of using lies and underhanded tactics in claiming that he likened McCain's vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, to a pig with lipstick. Obama denies he was making that comparison. But McCain's campaign is looking to capitalize on the comments as it tries to win over supporters of Obama's former rival Hillary Rodham Clinton by showing that Obama is condescending to women. "I don't care what they say about me. But I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and...
  • McCain Surpasses Obama on Intrade

    09/10/2008 2:14:43 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 44+ views
    Myth Debunker ^ | 09/10/08 | Yomin Postelnik
    We're not promoting gambling here and often people lose their shirts doing so, but as a gage of electoral sentiment, John McCain to be President has surpassed Barack Obama among betters on the online Intrade for the first time today. The current bid/ask on John McCain is 49.9 to 50.0 compared with 49.2 to 49.3 for Obama.
  • Elizabeth Berry, Democratic Party, used "Lipstick on a Pig" Template, on Saturday, August 30, 2008

    09/10/2008 12:02:09 PM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 4 replies · 460+ views
    The Democratic Party ^ | Saturday, August 30, 2008 | Elizabeth Berry
    Elizabeth Berry's Blog: McCain's Selection of Palin is Lipstick on a Pig Elizabeth Berry aka Liz Aug 30th, 2008 at 8:28 am EDT Palin does not change one single thing of what the Republicans are offering which is four more years of George Bush. All that McCain did was to put lipstick on the Pig (the Bush Administration whose failed strategies have wrecked our nation). Nothing has changed except for an exciting and sexy dash of lipstick to freshen up their tired old face of more of the same. The same people who do not like the Bush Administration for...
  • Obama's Make-up Controversy Made-up?

    09/10/2008 2:10:19 PM PDT · by hockeyfan · 20 replies · 544+ views
    The Politico ^ | September 10, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Speaking at a high school in Norfolk, Obama took a few moments to address what he calls "the made-up controversy" of the day, Amie Parnes reports. Obama said the McCain campaign moved to "seize an innocent remark and take it out of context because they knew it's catnip for the news media." "See, it would be funny, but the news media decided that would be the lead story yesterday. This happens every election cycle. Every four years, this is what we do. This is what they want to spend two of the last 55 days talking about...Enough!" he said.
  • 2nd Freep this poll, was Lipstick on a Pig, CROSS line, politics expeted, or don't know.

    09/10/2008 1:22:49 PM PDT · by steve0 · 13 replies · 125+ views
    Obama accuses McCain campaign of 'lies' McCain camp: Obama can't campaign with insults, then claim outrage Video Obama: 'Enough is enough' Sept. 10: Barack Obama says "phony outrage and swiftboat politics," are to blame for the uproar over his "lipstick on a pig," remarks and asks the McCain campaign to instead focus on issues important to Americans. MSNBC Video: Decision '08 'Lipstick' a 'snide slight' to Palin Sept. 10: Nancy Pfotenhauer, senior policy advisor for John McCain, tells MSNBC's Contessa Brewer that Obama's remark was intentional, while dismissing John McCain's use of the quip in May 2008 against Hillary Clinton....
  • Of Lipsticked Pigs and Old Fish

    09/10/2008 12:00:24 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 19 replies · 145+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 10, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Yesterday Obama did it again, and paid big-time with his silly “lipstick” quote about Palin. A small matter, but of enormous symbolic importance: it shows that he can’t leave well enough alone, as if he were driven on by forces beyond him. Watch the tape and you can see him struggle for the impromptu zinger—and anticipate that he’s going to pause, stutter, and flub it up, big time. And he does.
  • Lipstick on a pig and other problems

    09/10/2008 12:09:04 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies · 194+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 9/10/08 | Steve
    On the way to work today, I was listening to Dennis Prager. He was talking about the reference Barack Obama made to lipstick and a pig. For those unaware of what Barack Obama said, “If you put lipstick on a pig…it is still a pig.” Many people believe, including those in attendance at the event, that Barack Obama was referring to Sarah Palin. Why do people believe that? Sarah Palin said, “What is the difference between a Hockey Mom and a pit bull? (Pause) Lipstick!” The people that believe Obama was referring to Sarah Palin grab onto the lipstick comment...
  • Eye Witness calls BS on Obama denial, Lebanon Virginia

    09/10/2008 11:56:35 AM PDT · by steve0 · 35 replies · 292+ views
    Two lowbrow attacks, not one. 1. lipstick=meme directly related to Governor Palin. meme (pronounced /miːm/)[1] consists of any idea or behavior that can pass from one person to another by learning or imitation.) 2. stinking fish=barracuda, as in the nickname given Governor Sarah Palin in her college basketball days. I was there, yesterday in Lebanon Virginia. He was taking multiple shots at Governor Sarah Palin and this one and the following attack went low brow. I went their to confront Obama but knew in my heart, as I stood there, I should let him self destruct. There were several other...
  • Obama knocks press on 'made-up controversy'

    09/10/2008 11:50:58 AM PDT · by library user · 36 replies · 179+ views
    The Politico ^ | September 10, 2008 | Staff
    Speaking at a high school in Norfolk, Obama took a few moments to address what he calls "the made-up controversy" of the day, Amie Parnes reports. Obama said the McCain campaign moved to "seize an innocent remark and take it out of context because they knew it's catnip for the news media." "See, it would be funny, but the news media decided that would be the lead story yesterday. This happens every election cycle. Every four years, this is what we do. This is what they want to spend two of the last 55 days talking about...Enough!" he said. Obama...
  • Youtube pulls Lipstick ad over CBS boo-hoo

    09/10/2008 11:25:35 AM PDT · by xcamel · 31 replies · 245+ views
    youtube ^ | 9/10/2008 | none
    Gone now... CBS boo-hooed over the use of Ms. Perky. ("copyright complaint")