Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Lip Glossing :: The Silly Season Is In

The latest in the Lipstick “controversy”…

For those not following, yesterday on the stump Barack Obama made a comment referring to McCain’s claims of being an agent of change.

“That’s just calling something that’s the same thing something different. You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig,” he said, then paused for the line to sink in. “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It’s still going to stink, after eight years.

No truth, by the way, to the rumor that Obama’s next line was, “When we start the revolution all they’ll probably do is squeal.” Too bad.

The line became the top news story in many markets around the country. Because Palin had made a joke about pitbulls, lipstick, and hockey moms, the question was: did Obama call Palin a pig?

This morning the Republicans released this web ad.

This morning, the lipstick crisis took Obama out of his game. He had planned to talk about education at a rally in Norfolk, Virginia. Instead, he had to address the McCain campaign:

“Enough. 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.”

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

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

Bring on the debates already.

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