More from Obama’s Lipstick on a Pig Reference to Sarah Palin … Obama, Ready to Smear


Over at Instapundit, there is much talk and discussion regarding Obama’s “you can put lipstick on a pig” comment. If one does not think that the comment was not directly aimed at Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, then I guess we are all to believe that Obama is both ignorant and a terrible speaker. What else could one surmise if Obama did not intentionally go after Palin less than 2 weeks after Palin made the hockey mom reference to a pit bull wearing lipstick? All of Obama’s problems caused by the fact he did not have the guts to put a woman on the ticket and his campaign was out maneuvered by McCain’s.

BTW, since when is it the role of a Presidential nominee to attack the VP of the other side? Think the pressure is not setting in with the Obama camp as their tanking poll numbers tank? All of the news is about Palin & McCain, none about Obama and Biden is AWOL.

And Scott Llewellyn writes: “Um, you’re kidding right? a slip? a gaffe? Obama just innocently and/or randomly used images that invoked Palin (lipstick) and Mccain (age)? Someone lauded for his rhetorical skills didn’t see where that was going? Someone lauded for his intelligence couldn’t foresee that, even if innocent, his images would be interpreted as references to Palin and Mccain? This is not even a close call (my wife gasped when i told her what obama said about pig/lipstick, without knowing any context or having me prime her with a reference to Palin), and Obama can’t have it both ways (I’m a brilliant speaker, but not responsible for the obvious implications of the images I use).”


Team McCain is running circles around the Obama campaign

Do you know they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick (Sarah Palin)

You can put lipstick on a pig, … “It’s still a pig.” (Barack Obama)

The Gateway Pundit: LIPSTICK LIBERALS… Obama Camp Gangs Up On Alaska Mom

For the Obama apologists who think that the “lipstick” comment was not meant to refer to Sarah Palin, think again. It was a concerted, calculated and orchestrated effort on the part of Obama and his Democratic surrogates. Why is Obama sinking in the polls, because of this … The Obama Campaign’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  

This was a very ugly day for the Obama Campaign…
First… At a Joe Biden event today in Missouri, Congressman Russ Carnahan attacked Governor Sarah Palin. Referring to her record, Carnahan said,

“There’s no way you can dress up that record, even with a lot of lipstick.”
Classy. Then later in the day Barack Obama stuck with the cosmetics theme, saying:

“You can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.”

Barack Obama will regret the day he ever decided to be cute and make the “lipsticing a pig” comments as indicated in Patterico’s Pontifications: Obama’s “Macaca Moment” (Updated)

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  • A Note to Michelle Obama … I would Rather be Cute than Ugly: Don’t Vote for the Candidate Because she’s cute
  • Obama makes Obvious Reference to Hockey Mom, Pitbull & VP Sarah Palen:” Lipstick on a Pig … It’s still a pig”
  • SNL, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Take Jabs at Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton … Obama Barbs No Where to be Found
  • The Continued Sliming and Smears of Sarah Palin by the Democratic LEFT … Randi Rhodes Says Palin Likes Teen Boys

  • Comments

    39 Responses to “More from Obama’s Lipstick on a Pig Reference to Sarah Palin … Obama, Ready to Smear”

    1. SUPER DAVE on September 10th, 2008 10:20 am

      if that fish is as old as barry contends, wouldn’t it already stink before putting in a newspaper ? this boy , for all his supposed education is as dumb as a rock. he’s running scared and getting desperate. he will slip up again as soon as his next speech.

    2. Susan on September 10th, 2008 10:45 am

      OSAMA Barack HUSSEIN Obama is out of his freaking mind if he is stupid enough to believe for one second that America (and the rest of the world) can’t see right through his “lipstick” remark!!

      Obama’s favorite flavor/shade of “LIPSTICK” is SOUR LIME GREEN WITH ENVY :-)

    3. minnesota dad on September 10th, 2008 10:51 am

      Obama has hidden from having to anything but say he is about change and writing a few books (why do I have to buy this guy’s book anyways to read about his positions….why can’t he just put them out there for the public to consider?).

      The campaign implodes more each day with these silly mistakes.

      Watch in the next few days for Obama to accept John McCain’s Townhall meetings. The polls are rapidly shifting and showing a landslide. Within the next few weeks, Obama’s only chance will be Townhall meetings and the hope that he can perform well in those meetings.

      Don’t forget, there will be an October surprise forthcoming which will damage Obama to the point of no return (there always is….that’s politics and Obama has some skeletons that the media has refused to touch).

      About the best they can pull on McCain is that he was part of the Keating 5….but he was ultimately cleared. They are scouring Alaska right now talking to Grizzly Bears, Caribou, and anyone else that may be able to provide dirt on Sarah Barracuda. Going after a female vice president is petty, comes off as sexist, and will backfire.

      I think McCain has checkmated this one. I may be wrong come November….but the momentum looks unstoppable right now.


    4. john staton on September 10th, 2008 11:11 am

      What is displayed here is that the Dem twosome simply has no class making them unable to represent this country. After stating that his campaign would be above board we get these gutter level attacks which should bring a good punch into the mouth. How would Obama react if is wife had been called a pig by the other ticket? Hay Obama, Yo MAMA!

    5. yarrrr on September 10th, 2008 11:17 am

      Race Man: How Barack Obama played the race card and blamed Hillary Clinton.

    6. yoyo muffintop on September 10th, 2008 11:48 am

      Obama never called Pork-barrel Palin, or anyone else, a pig. He called 8 years of failed Bush/Cheney/McCain policies a pig.

      And he didn’t call her, or anyone else, lipstick, either. He’s calling the McCain campaign’s sudden mantra of change “lipstick”. This is a very old metaphor, and had nothing at all to do with Pork-barrel Palin.

      Contrary to what Karl Rove would have you believe, repeating lies over and over again does not make them true.

      4 more years of Bush/Cheney – no thanks.

    7. super dave on September 10th, 2008 12:02 pm

      Osama is on the run. the desperate attacks on Sarah Palin are all the proof America needs to see this. Democrats will be coming over in droves by election time, probably even Hillary would consider it.
      i bet she secretly wishes a win for Sarah Palin. Sarah has rocked the black communities to their very core. they are about ready to riot at any time here. they all blame the government for their plight. so they should put some of that blame on osama.

    8. caesu on September 10th, 2008 12:18 pm

      these desperate attempts by the McCain campaign to divert the attention away from the fact that McCain/Palin is just more of the same – and they have no answer to the failing economy are getting more pathetic by the hour.

      and this Palin-bounce seems to be on the decline, looking at the latest polls.

    9. minnesota dad on September 10th, 2008 12:50 pm

      Yoyo and Caesu…..

      Bla, bla, bla…more of the same. Blah, blah, blah…McSame….Blah, blah, blah.

      You would think that the way you guys talk that everything that has happened in the last eight years has been bad.

      First, McCain bucked the system on many occasions and was the Democratic ‘sweetheart’. Now that he is running for President, he is just another Bush (memo to Democrats: the Bush/McCain connection thing is not working and is only accepted by those on the far, far left of your party).

      Second, let’s cover some accomplishments of George Bush over the past eight years:

      1) Let’s start with Africa. President Bush has done more for that continent than any world leader or all world leaders combined. He is seen as a hero there for his caring and compassion (which your friends in the media failed to cover but as liberal Boomtown Rats musician Bob Geldof stated, ““This is the triumph of American policy really,” he said. “It was probably unexpected of the man. It was expected of the nation, but not of the man, but both rose to the occasion.”)

      2) No Child Left Behind – Even my close liberal friends admit that our school system is screwed up — big time. The common complaint was there was no accountability. NCLB provided accountability but was fought and continues to be fought by left liberals and special interests. When I ask my friends why they fight it rather than working to CHANGE and modifying what they don’t like over time, they suddenly blather off into a Bush tirade. The fact is, early gains are being shown in both math and reading as a result of many of the cornerstones of this program.

      3) Submitted a comprehensive energy plan….which congress isn’t touching until after the election.

      4) Disarmed Libya of its chemical, nuclear and biological WMD’s without bribes or bloodshed.

      5)Has cut off much terrorist funding, and captured or killed many key leaders of the al Qaeda network (a group that has a stated goal of taking down America and Isreal).

      6)Signed the LARGEST nuclear arms reduction in world history with Russia.

      7)Led the most extensive reorganization the Federal bureaucracy in over 50 years: After 9/11, condensed 20+ overlapping agencies and their intelligence sectors into one agency, the Department of Homeland Security.

      8)Signed Medicare Reform

      9)Killed the liberal ABA’s unconstitutional role in vetting federal judges. The Senate is supposed to advise and consent, not the ABA.

      10) 2. Started the USA Freedom Corps, the most comprehensive clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities ever offered. For the first time in history, Americans can enter geographic information about where they want to get involved, such as state or zip code, as well as areas of interest ranging from education to the environment, and they can access volunteer opportunities offered by more than 50,000 organizations across the country and around the world.

      11) Supports class action reform bill which limits lawyer fees so that more settlement money goes to victims….but who opposes something that would give more money to the victims instead of the attorneys?

      12) Prevented any terrorist attacks on our soil through increased security measures including port security, foreign student databases, and bringing communication amongst law enforcement into the 21st century.

      I could go on for quite a while…but as you see, whether you have Bush Derangement Syndrome or not, many good things have taken place over the last eight years. Ronald Reagan was hated by those of your ilk as much as GWBush has been hated….liberal Presidential scholars now concede that Reagan was one of the best presidents of the last century. Twenty years from now….when all of the CodePink static has gone away, Bush will receive this same honor.

      In conclusion, the eight years of the Clinton administration had its equal detractors and equal problems. No one can make everyone happy all of the time. The McCain/Palin ticket have shown that they are more centrist than the Obama/Biden ticket (which, through voting records and pandering to the faithful, is a far left ticket). M/P get my vote….and if they are 80% ‘McSame’, that will be a good thing…as, I have documented above, a lot of good things have happened over the last eight years.


    10. Richard on September 10th, 2008 1:38 pm

      Not to mention the obvious point: had Bush not been in office, and had the Democrats been there instead, who is to say how things would have turned out?

      Do some research, e.g., into the comments of leading Democrats (Hillary et. al., this was before the nation had heard of Barack Obama), and they were all speaking out supporting the belief that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

      (Just ask the Kurds.)

      But anyway, the whole process now seems to have been reduced to the lowest common denominator, exactly as Plato predicted … the pouring of money into uninformative TV ads, etc.

    11. on September 10th, 2008 2:26 pm

      Of course Obama was referring to McCain and Palin. I’d have a little doubt if he hadn’t used “old fish” and “lipstick on a pig” in the same sentence. With that evidence, people are kidding themselves if they think otherwise. I also don’t think the finger gesture during his campaign against Hillary was accidental. So trite and kindergartenish – that’s what all this dumping on Palin is. It’s like the MSM is falling all over itself to be the first with the most outlandish allegations against Palin and her family.

      Here’s a news flash for Liberals: any time you attack someone’s family who is not making speeches and stumping for the campaign, I know you don’t have anything on the candidate. Michelle Obama made herself part of the mix when she started making speeches – her speeches became far game along with any actions that contradict her speeches.

      All that said, I don’t agree with the people here making fun of Obama’s name. Using his middle name is one thing – it’s his name – but turning him into a terrorist is just wrong.

    12. Rambo on September 10th, 2008 3:07 pm

      It is especially insulting in Muslim culture

      to be called a “PIG”.

      Obama can say, “It was about McCain’s economic policies” all day long.

      This was a veiled allusion to Palin’s Pitt Bull with Lipstick joke.

      Talk about throwing rocks and then hiding your hand!!

    13. Maggie on September 10th, 2008 3:07 pm

      This is one of the latest ones..from South Carolina Democratic Chairman(female)

      South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate ” whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

      Palin is an opponent of abortion rights and gave birth to her fifth child, Trig, earlier this year after finding out during her pregnancy that the baby had Down syndrome.

      Fowler told my colleague Alex Burns in an interview that the selection of an opponent of abortion rights would not boost McCain among many women.

      “Among Democratic women and even among independent women, I don’t think it helped him,” she said.

      Told of McCain’s boost in the new ABC/Washington Post among white women following the Palin pick, Fowler said: “Just anecdotally, I believe that those white women are Republican women anyway.”

    14. Susan on September 10th, 2008 3:33 pm

      Sorry, my bad…I shoulda said OSAMA Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s (ya know, the radical muslim terrorist…lol) favorite lipstick flavor and shade is SOUR GREEN GRAPES with a dash of ENVY ;-)

    15. Susan on September 10th, 2008 3:39 pm


      Finally revealed: The secret life of Barack Obama
      Is he America’s political messiah – or a Manchurian candidate?

      Posted: March 31, 2008
      8:21 pm Eastern

      © 2008 WorldNetDaily

      In a few short months, the young and relatively unknown politician Barack Hussein Obama may very well be elevated to the presidency of the United States and command the mightiest military in world history.

      Would the eloquent and charismatic Obama unite, inspire and renew a troubled nation, as tens of millions of voters passionately believe? Or is it possible he’s a Manchurian candidate – harboring an ominous secret agenda few understand, a man destined to wreak havoc on America should he become president?

      That’s the question that is explored definitively in the April issue of WND’s acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “THE SECRET LIFE OF BARACK OBAMA.”

      Many consider him nothing less than a savior. They’re entranced by Obama and his messianic campaign, which regularly has seen swooning women fainting in his presence. But in addition to the public, the cultural elite and even much of the news media have been likewise captivated. New Age luminary and mega-bestselling author Deepak Chopra says Obama’s presidency would “represent a quantum leap in American consciousness,” superstar Oprah Winfrey says Obama’s “tongue [is] dipped in the unvarnished truth,” and MSNBC’s “Hardball” anchor Chris Matthews recently gushed, “He [Obama] seems to have the answers. This is the New Testament.”

      But then, somewhat diminishing the radiant glow of the Obama campaign have been wave after wave of ominous revelations about the young senator from Illinois:

      Examination of his U.S. Senate voting record reveals him to be a hard leftist. A little-reported letter from the candidate to the “LGBT community” declares Obama’s enthusiastic solidarity with the radical homosexual-rights agenda. His long-time spiritual mentor and pastor turns out to be a rabid, racist, America-hater who claims the U.S. invented AIDS to wipe out black people. Bloggers are even piecing together an intriguing case that Obama, a Muslim in his youth, may still be a closet Muslim.

      But there’s more – much more.

      In “THE SECRET LIFE OF BARACK OBAMA,” Whistleblower shines a 1,000-watt spotlight on the real Barack Obama – and reveals him to be one of the most dangerous men ever to be considered for the presidency of the United States of America.

      “This issue of Whistleblower is about what’s at the heart of Barack Obama,” said David Kupelian, managing editor of WND and Whistleblower. “Obama is a man who reflexively, instinctively, will side with what’s wrong and harmful for America, and will oppose what’s right and good and wholesome for America. It’s uncanny. But this profoundly negative orientation is sugar-coated with a charismatic ‘positive’ persona and beguiling rhetoric.”

      Issue highlights include:

      “A glimpse of the real Obama” by Joseph Farah

      “Is Obama the messiah?” by Jerome R. Corsi, on the wave of transcendent fervor over the Democratic candidate

      “Swooning supporters fainting at rallies” – the EMTs move it, the candidate at the ready with a water bottle – is it fakery or fanaticism?

      “Obamania” by Mary Jo Anderson, on how liberal lives find “meaning”

      “The story behind Obama’s rise to power” by Jane Chastain, on the rapid and dramatic transformation from state legislator to presidential candidate, with a little help from his friends

      “Our first Muslim president?” by Robert Spencer. Many wonder how Obama’s Islamic youth would affect his leadership of U.S.

      “Tracking Obama’s shifting Iraq positions” by Ed Lasky, an in-depth look at how the candidate has repeatedly changed his war stance to win voter approval

      “Barack abandons pro-Palestinian stance” by Jerome R. Corsi, on how Muslim critics charge Obama has undergone a Middle East make-over to make himself electable

      “Obama pledges support for radical ‘gay’ agenda” by Art Moore, revealing the senator’s little-known letter to the ‘LGBT community’ affirming he would dump the Defense of Marriage Act

      “Using the Sermon on the Mount to defend gay rights”

      “Can a Catholic vote for Obama?” by Jack Cashill. “The first thing I’d do as president,” Obama told a pro-abortion group, “is sign the Freedom of Choice Act”

      “Not God bless, but ‘God d— America!’” Obama’s long-time minister Jeremiah Wright also blames the U.S. for 9/11 and AIDS

      “Senator’s church published Hamas terror manifesto,” by Aaron Klein, in which Rev. Wright compares the charter calling for the murder of Jews to the Declaration of Independence

      “A brief for whitey” by Patrick J. Buchanan, asking Obama: We hear the criticism toward America, but where’s the appreciation?

      “Obama mentor identified as communist.” Surprise, Frank Marshall Davis, another key influence on the Chicago senator was obsessed with “American imperialism, colonialism, exploitation”

      “Obama’s ‘unity’ is not what it seems” by Dennis Prager, who says the candidate’s core message, though eloquent, is both dishonest and childish

      “The new Jimmy Carter” by Bruce Walker. The title says it all.

      “Obama speaks!” by Larry Elder, a hilarious parody of an Obama speech

      “This issue of Whistleblower on Barack Obama is must reading,” said WND founder and Editor Joseph Farah, “just like the upcoming May and June issues, which will focus in-depth on Hillary Clinton and John McCain!”

    16. Susan on September 10th, 2008 3:41 pm

      Rev. Wright in ‘steamy’ sex scandal
      Woman claims: ‘That’s why I lost my job and why my husband divorced me’

      Posted: September 09, 2008
      5:33 pm Eastern

      © 2008 WorldNetDaily

      Elizabeth Payne, New York Post photo

      More than 20 years after Rev. Jeremiah Wright allegedly stole the wife of a man whom he was counseling, he reportedly moved on to another married woman.

      Dallas church worker Elizabeth Payne, 37, claims she had a sexual affair with Wright. When rumors of the relationship began to surface, Payne’s husband left and she lost her job as a secretary to the Rev. Frederick Haynes III at Friendship-West Baptist Church, according to the New York Post.

      “I was involved with Rev. Wright, and that’s why I lost my job and why my husband divorced me,” Payne said.

      Members of the church “found out about the affair in the spring,” Payne said.

      Payne had organized several Texas appearances for Wright after Barack Obama denounced his 20-year pastor for his controversial sermons.

      “Liz was by Rev. Wright’s side day and night during those days,” a church source told the Post.

      Now Payne is filing a wrongful-dismissal claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to recover her position with the church.

      According to the report, Payne’s husband, Fred, said he discovered the sexual relationship in February when he found e-mails between the two.

      “There must have been about 80 of them, back and forth,” he said. “Wright said things like he was going to leave his wife for Elizabeth.”

      Ramah, his second wife, has been married to Wright more than 20 years. Reports indicate Wright unsuccessfully provided marriage counseling to Ramah and her husband at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago before he married her.

      Fred Payne divorced his wife after seeing the messages proving infidelity.

      “I was downright mad about this bull—,” he told the Post. “People wouldn’t be happy to know that my wife was sleeping with a black man.”

      He continued, “Rev. Haynes doesn’t like the interracial thing, either. This was quite an issue for him.”

      Elizabeth Payne said Rev. Haynes and Friendship-West Baptist Church will not allow her to come back:

      “I’m not a member of the congregation anymore; I’m not even allowed on the premises.”

    17. Freebrid on September 10th, 2008 4:05 pm

      Obama knows he went after Palin with his pig lipstick comment, it’s just like all the other crap he speaks about.. and I don’t know what all the fuss is about on her daughter being preggers I would say that 99% if not all American families have had to deal with the same at one time or another. To me Mrs. Palin is as American as U can get she is just like everybody else with families, nobodys lives in a fairy tail world if they did we would all be happy.. I’m sorry I just can’t vote for a man whom I feel in my heart is going to be the down fall of this nation, what has he done for this country? As far as I can see not a damn thing so before he trys to clean under someone else rag he needs to check under his!!

    18. Maggie on September 10th, 2008 4:21 pm

      Rev. Wright is one scary person to me.. How he runs a church in the USA is beyond me..

      Here’s another one about Sen. Tom Watson who supports Obama… rather funny..Hillary used it against Obama when campaigning saying Obama was unexperienced..

      It was not state Sen. Kirk Watson’s finest moment.

      Asked by MSNBC host Chris Matthews last night, before a national audience with cameras rolling, to name some of Barack Obama’s legislative accomplishments, the Austin lawmaker and Obama supporter came up blank.

      Not a one.

      Matthews asked again and again.

      Dead air.

      “I’m not going to be able to do it tonight,” Watson finally acknowledged on the air.

      The gaffe, which was making the rounds of national talk shows today and blazing across the Internet, surely is not high on Watson’s short list of great accomplishments.

      So what happened?

      “That wasn’t just a bad dream?” Watson said this morning. “That really happened?”

      Watson said he knew right away that he had screwed up.

      “I know when I don’t perform well,” he said, wishing a day later that he’d been primed to talk about Obama’s past proposals regarding officeholder ethics, homeland security and nuclear warheads, among topics.

      “I felt like all of a sudden I was at a CAMPO meeting,” Watson said, referring to the lively Central Texas transportation planning body that he heads.

      Reminded that Mathews said on the air that Watson obviously had nothing to say, Watson laughed. “Can you imagine Kirk Watson with nothing to say? And you wonder why I think it was just a dream.”

      In Houston, Obama’s campaign staff rolled their eyes when asked about the video.

      In contrast, Hillary Clinton’s folks were e-mailing the video clip around with thanks to the new-found help from Watson to underscore Hillary’s campaign message that Obama is inexperienced.

      Funny thing is, Watson’s appearance on the show was delayed several times during the evening, with a program representative repeatedly asking the state senator if he wanted to back out because of the delay. Watson said he owed it to Obama’s campaign to stick around.

      “I must admit: I stood there naked,” he said. (Actually, he fielded a call from a pal in California who watched his appearance with the sound off on their TV. Looked real good, he was told.)

      Watson had no beef with Mathews’ repeating the question. “He’s one of the more aggressive and loud” TV anchors, Watson said. “That’s what you get.”

    19. Susan on September 10th, 2008 4:29 pm

      Obama accuses McCain camp of lies, phony outrage By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
      43 minutes ago

      NORFOLK, Va. – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republican John McCain’s campaign of using “lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics” in claiming he used a sexist comment against vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

      Calling it “the latest made-up controversy by the John McCain campaign,” Obama responded to the Republicans’ charge that he was referring to Palin when he used the phrase “lipstick on a pig” at a campaign stop Tuesday.

      “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 phony outrage and Swift-boat politics. Enough is enough,” he said.

      Obama’s reference to swift boating was to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, an outside group that in 2004 made unsubstantiated allegations about Democratic nominee John Kerry’s decorated military record in Vietnam.

      In his initial comments Tuesday, Obama was delivering a dissertation about McCain and President Bush when he used the lipstick aphorism — not Palin. In fact, his reference to the Alaska governor later on was a defense of her strong belief in religion.

      The lipstick maxim is hardly new to either Obama or McCain. The Democrat has used it in the past, and McCain repeated the folksy metaphor when he criticized Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on health care. McCain was never accused of being sexist when he uttered those words.

      Later in the day, during an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” the host jokingly asked Obama: “Have you ever actaully put lipstick on a pig?”

      “The answer would be no, but I think it might be fun to try,” Obama said. He said it was all part of the “silly season in politics” as the campaign heats up.

      Letterman ridiculed the notion of the McCain campaign convening a meeting and deciding Obama had called their vice presidential nominee a pig.

      “Technically, had I meant it this way she would be the lipstick, you see. The failed policies of John McCain would be the pig,” Obama said, drawing laughter from the audience. “Just following the logic of this illogical situation.”

      Obama used the reference as he criticized McCain’s policies as similar to those of President Bush, saying: “You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still going to stink after eight years.”

      The McCain campaign immediately jumped on the comments, arguing they were directed at Palin, the GOP’s first woman on a presidential ticket. In her acceptance speech last week, she had referred to herself in a joke about lipstick being the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull.

      Accusing Obama of “smearing” Palin in “offensive and disgraceful” comments, the McCain campaign demanded an apology. The McCain campaign on Wednesday issued an Internet ad that said Obama was talking about Palin and said of Obama: “Ready to lead? No. Ready to smear? Yes.”

      Obama’s campaign has accused the GOP camp of engaging in a “pathetic attempt to play the gender card.” The campaign noted two other instances of McCain using the phrase “lipstick on a pig” and its use by other Republicans such as House Minority Leader John Boehner and Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl.

      With the fight dominating television news shows Wednesday morning, Obama responded before beginning a discussion of education at a Norfolk high school.

      “What their campaign has done this morning is the same game that has made people sick and tired of politics in this country. They seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw up an outrageous ad because they know that it’s catnip for the news media,” Obama said.

      Later in the appearance, a supporter asked Obama how he was going to avoid Kerry’s fate of allowing lies to undermine his campaign. Obama responded that every day he will hammer away at the issues that matter in Americans’ lives and make the argument that McCain offers the same policies as Bush.

      “This whole thing about lipstick, nobody actually believes that these folks are offended,” he said. “Oh, we’re shocked. Everybody knows it’s cynical, everybody knows it’s insincere.”

      McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers responded, saying: “Barack Obama can’t campaign with schoolyard insults and then try to claim outrage at the tone of the campaign. His talk of new politics is as empty as his campaign trail promises.”

      McCain released a new TV ad Wednesday that suggests an Obama link to what the Web site called “completely false … misleading” attacks while failing to note that the source of the attacks were, according to the Web site, “Internet postings and mass e-mail messages,” not the Obama campaign.

    20. Brenda from Virginia on September 10th, 2008 4:48 pm

      Susan, I hate to tell you this, but the FRIGHTENING thing is MANY DO believe this empty shell of a man. That is why they want him…he represents them. Pathetic.

      I too am please to be referred to as a PIG or PITBULL with lipstick along side Sarah Palin…so long as I am not on the side of the liberal/socialist left!!!!!!!!

    21. Brenda from Virginia on September 10th, 2008 4:50 pm

      Oh Lord!!! I see the 30 “investigators” our presidential hopeful/hopeless Obamanation have uncovered something so terrible about Sarah it made it to the news. Yes!! She switched colleges 6 times in 6 years! OH MY GOD!!! and to think they couldn’t come up with anything…. we were all wrong


    22. Brenda from Virginia on September 10th, 2008 4:52 pm

      Let me guess, the 30 investigators for the fearless Obamanation (and his lipstick wearing wife…is she pit or pig?) may find out more! Oh My GOD!!!! Maybe Palin wore mismatched clothes to school one day in 4th grade. Crap! How can we elect her now with such a tainted reputation??

    23. Brenda from Virginia on September 10th, 2008 4:56 pm

      #18, you are correct, Mr. Wrong/Wright has no business speaking politics from the pulpit. I know, my dad was a preacher and it is AGAINST what you are allowed to do (side with one or the other from the pulpit). The preacher I listen to now flat out asked we not ask him to give his opinion on the candidates in particular as it could “cost him is tax-exempt status”. Why isn’t MR. Wrong/Wright worried about his? Could it be complete and total BIAS? No…couldn’t be!

      Must be my ignorance as a Libertarian who votes Republican for lack of anything to vote for on the other side of the ticket.

      Well, I DID vote Dem for our local Sheriff who I know..but he votes the other side of the ticket too…doesn’t like Obama…smart man!

    24. Susan on September 10th, 2008 4:59 pm

      Brenda, I can’t begin to imagine how anyone could be so gullible, falling for his (OSAMA Barack SADDAM HUSSEIN Obama’s) crap. It’s amazing how people can be BRAINWASHED. Obama’s followers need to lay off the “kool aid” before they meet the fate of Jim Jones’ followers in Guyana! Maybe they are “looking for a hero”, I don’t know. Something tells me the man will soon fall from grace :-)

    25. A New Girl on September 10th, 2008 5:12 pm

      Does anyone know the last time Obama was linked to 1960s radical William Ayers?

      It was about a year and half ago, when Obama stood in Ayers living room, put his arm around his shoulder and told his friend he was going to run for President.

      He hasn’t spoken to him or seen him since.

      —As quoted from J.Severin today on WTKK 96.9 FM
      talk show radio

    26. Maggie on September 10th, 2008 5:51 pm

      Katablog … I agree about the finger thing..

      Obama gives Hillary the finger..

      South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate ” whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

      I guess the only reason she is qualified to be the Dem. chairman is because she had an abortion?

    27. Maggie on September 10th, 2008 5:55 pm

      btw that was suppose to be a group of children he was talking to.. Don’t know the age.. It was in N.C.. I believe.

    28. caesu on September 10th, 2008 6:03 pm


      you are such a hypocrite.

      first you are upset because Palin supposedly gets compared to a pig (which wasn’t the case anyway).

      then you put the name of a presidential nominee with Osama en Saddam, like you’ve been doing for a while now.

      you are the one brainwashed here.
      but that fact probably won’t get through to you.

    29. David C Harmon on September 10th, 2008 6:23 pm

      It was a clear cheep shot at palin when Obama made the comment about the lipstick on a pig or else he would not have added remark about the fish which is her husbands line of work but most of the reporters are to stupid to make the connection or just dont want to .

    30. Jeff on September 10th, 2008 7:31 pm

      I frankly found the old fish comment to be more insulting and apparently it went over the media’s head – they keep saying it referred to McCain. When I was in high school, that was used all the time as a slam against loose women. That they smelled like fish. I have a friend who still says it all the time. When I heard it, that is the first thing that came to my mind. What’s worse, to call her a pig or a slut? Obama knew exactly what he was saying when he said that. He grew up around the time that I did, with a similar standard of living, high school education, etc. Whey does the media not mention that? Because if the pig comment made a lot of women mad, explaining the real meaning of that other comment would alienate almost all women.

    31. FM on September 10th, 2008 9:24 pm

      This is for MD. You forgot the Patriot act that is the biggest violation of the constitution by a President and Congress. I like to recommend a book to you and the rest of Americans, is call the constitution. You guys really don’t know what you have, but you will the day you lose it. It’s not far.

    32. Pigs for Palin on September 10th, 2008 9:46 pm


      You may be right. I seem to remeber an expression “if it smells like fish…”

      First the finger and now this? Obama has no class.

    33. minnesota dad on September 10th, 2008 11:48 pm


      blah, blah, blah….Bush evil….blah, blah, blah….McSame….blah, blah, blah….Patriot Act = Bush/McCain.

      Tell me FM, just how have my personal civil rights been violated by the Patriot Act? Can you tell me of anyone who has had their civil rights violated by the Patriot Act? I can’t…

      Ya know, people bitch and bitch about how this squashes civil rights/liberties, but when I was watching news coverage of the RNC last week here in Minnesota, it looked like people were given tons of leeway on their civil liberties. In fact, I can think of few countries where people could freely express themseleves like they did here in Minnesota where they wouldn’t find themselves in reeducation camps, sent to a gulag, or just ‘disappeared’ (Aruban style).

      Despite the Patriot Act, our civil liberties are incredibly wide open. Please post about your paranoia elsewhere.

      By the way…who passed the Patriot Act? Congress? …hmmmmmm. Better check to see who voted for it before coming back.


    34. Lizzie on September 11th, 2008 10:47 am

      McCain has to win!! Something is FISHY about Obama. Everyone is blind sighted by his “promises” and well written speaches. Hopefully soon they will see the light before it is too late!!

    35. SUPER DAVE on September 11th, 2008 11:54 am

      FM: the thing is , we know it will be lost if Osama is elected. remember it was he who wouldn’t salute the flag , sing the national anthem.
      look at your democrats falling apart as we speak. your own vice presidential candidate does not want to run with osama.he sees the chaos coming like a freight train.

    36. kingdom media on September 11th, 2008 4:23 pm

      McCain has become quite the politician since he got his party’s nomination… he has proven time and again that his strategy for winning is based on personal attacks and distracting people from the main issues

    37. minnesota dad on September 11th, 2008 11:29 pm

      Kingdom Media,

      Blah, Blah, Blah, McCain = Evil; Blah, blah, blah personal attacks; blah, blah, blah, McSame=Bush.

      Kingdom….listen to yourself. Obama and his handlers have played the race card several times in this election. They have gone out of their way with their media accomplices to attempt to smear Sarah Palin.

      Your Blah, blah, blah is falling on deaf ears here.


    38. jeteye on September 14th, 2008 11:36 am

      Wow, talk about being over sensitive. Even though Palin is totally unqualified to run this country, the “Lipstick on a pig” has nothing to do about her sex, and everything to do with mislabeling. I am a Republican, and not feel confident that with McCain’s selection of Palin, that he is totally irrational, ungrounded, and delusional. In one fells swoop, he demonstrated his total lack of leadership and made a knee-jerk decision so reminiscent of the Bush administration choice to go into Iraq. Too bad. John seemed like a nice guy. Now he is just a kook.

    39. SNL, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Take Jabs at Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton … Obama Barbs No Where to be Found | Scared Monkeys on September 15th, 2008 6:52 am

      [...] The attack dogs have been out in force since Sarah Palin was announced in an attempt to destroy her. Barack Obama has even made an obvious dig at Palin with his lipsticking a pig comment. [...]

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