Pretty Pretty Pig

Lipstick on a pig: If people put lipstick on a pig, they make superficial or cosmetic changes, hoping that it will make the product more attractive. (Definition by English.com)

Obama Said:

"We've been talking about change when we were up in the polls and when we were down in the polls. The other side, suddenly, they're saying 'we're for change too. Now think about it, these are the same folks that have been in charge for the last eight years. You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap up an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink after eight years. We've had enough."

- on McCain's policies being similar to that of incumbent President Bush.

McCain said:

"I think they put some lipstick on the pig, but it's still a pig." - quipped McCain last May about Hilary Clinton's heathcare plan being similar to the one she championed back in 1993.

Palin said:

"I love those hockey moms. You know they say, the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick."

What the media said:

"...a harsh attack by Senator Obama on Senator McCain and on Governor Palin. Obama referencing Governor Palin's comment from the convention that hockey moms are like bulldogs but with lipstick. Well, pittbull is what she said but Obama says, Palin does not exemplify change, it's just more of the same." - Fox News' story showing but a clip of Obama saying the lipstick remark.

On being accused of calling Palin a pig, Obama's camp released the following statement.

Enough is enough. The McCain campaign’s attack tonight is a pathetic attempt to play the gender card about the use of a common analogy – the same analogy that Senator McCain himself used about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health care plan just last year. This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare the increasingly dishonorable campaign John McCain has chosen to run.
On what clearly is a case of twisting what Obama said in order to come up with more sensational news as the US election draws nearer, I can't believe that a lot of people are actually buying this. McCain's camp in apparent politicking attempts also said that Obama called Palin a pig, which he clearly didn't as "lipstick on a pig" is a fairly common idiom that McCain has used himself.

I guess people really do see and interpret things the way they want to see them. But take a minute and take out all biases and partisan beliefs, I think the truth is out plainly in the open for everyone to see.

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  1. Anonymous9/11/2008

    interesting to read.
    beach resort

  2. that my friend, is what you call doublespeak.

    Orwellian na orwellian. Hehe.



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