I get that the saying “putting lipstick on a pig” is a common phrase and all, that it means you can try to dress up something ugly and dirty, but it’s still what it is. I get that. But it was too close to Palin’s comments about ‘a bulldog with lipstick’ for him to be referring to anything else but the only person in the race who actually wears lipstick. The audience clearly got the reference and Obama is too smart not to understand the implication. It was intentional.
But here’s the thing: I don’t care that Obama called Palin a pig. This is a Presidential race and it’s going to get ugly and there’s going to be name calling. If Obama wants to risk being called a misogynist, more power to him. Per usual, I defer to Ace on how to respond.
– The truth is, Barack Obama, Guitar Hero*, is just another politician. You know how he likes to point out that John McCain voted with Bush 90% of the time? Well, The One voted with Democratic leadership 97% percent of the time. Post-partisan? He’s not even bi-partisan.
The one thing Obama had anything to do with in his short time as the junior senator from Illinois was ethics reform. But given an opportunity to work with Republicans and, you know, be bi-partisan (with, of all people, John McCain), he opted to go with Harry Reid despite his personal assurances to McCain that he would compromise.
Add the politics of personal destruction to the list of ways in which Obama is just another politician:
*Over-the-top performance, no real skill or experience.
**Anyone, anyone: (what’s his name, oh yeah) “common” Joe Biden?
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