Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Obama reminds me of my kids...

When I first heard about Obama's "pig in lipstick" comment, I thought... no, he ain't that dumb.  Then I found out that he followed it up with an "old pig" joke.

He knew what he was doing.  He was doing what my kids do.  Insulting someone with an innocent look, and them feigning ignorance.

I am calling Obama a liar.  He knew.  He meant it.  

Kudo's to you Obama... now you get to say "burn".


J.D.Fisher said...

"Putting lipstick on a pig" is a phrase as old as the hills.

The notion that using the phrase is now offensive just because Sarah Palin came along and ad-libbed one line about hockey moms, pit bulls, and lipstick in one speech on one night in Minnesota strikes me as ridiculous.

Then again, I can't read people's minds. And I'm not going to pretend that I can when I make judgments about candidates.

I'll say this for Palin: she gets people riled up--a real "love her or hate her" kind of gal.

But she certainly seems to be enjoying a lot of protection from answering questions lately.

Some pit bull.

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing that he used this expression as you suggest.

NPR had a great piece on this, playing excerpts from all types of politicians using this expression.

but if you feel the way you feel, ain't nothing I say is going to change your mind.

rightwingprof said...

Whether he meant it or not, it was an incredibly stupid thing to say -- and how common the expression is, or how many have used it is irrelevant. It's the timing that made it stupid.

Then, stupid is what Obama has always been all about. Stupid remarks, stupid moves, stupid political alignments, stupid everything.

Anonymous said...

I truly think if the McCain campaign had not drawn attention to it, NO ONE would have noticed one way or the other. To use another cliche - making a mountain out of a molehill.

I expected more of McCain than to allow his campaign to turn negative so quickly - especially the mockery he allowed those at the convention to make (including Palin) of community organizers.