Lipstick Smears

From CBS News:

The McCain campaign jumped hard on Obama’s use of the phrase “lipstick on a pig.”

In addition to an Internet-only video, their “truth squad” quickly set up a conference call. The claim: “Obama was talking about Sarah Palin.”

Former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift, a member of the Palin Truth Squad, said: “Sen. Obama in Lebanon, Va., this evening said [what] I can only deem to be disgraceful comments, comparing Governor Palin to a pig.”

What connected Palin to the comment? They say it’s a line from her convention speech: “What’s the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Lipstick.”

The Facts: Obama had not mentioned Palin. He was focused on the central argument of his campaign: that McCain’s promise of change is hollow because his policies would be no different than President Bush’s.

I don’t know about you, kids, but I am sick of all this talk about lipstick on a pig! How about this instead…


The colorfully descriptive phrase is often used by politicians, including Sen. John McCain. Once he used it talking about the health-care plan of another female politician, Hillary Clinton.


Even Vice President Cheney used it during the 2004 campaign.


McCain’s campaign also released an ad criticizing Obama’s education record, which makes this claim: “Obama’s one accomplishment? Legislation to teach ‘comprehensive sex education’ to kindergartners.”

The Facts: The bill, introduced in the Illinois legislature, never became law. It called for non-mandatory sex education for grades K-12 that was “age and developmentally appropriate.” For kindergarteners, that included, among other things, “how to say no to unwanted sexual advances.”

Obama voted for the bill in committee and says he supports similar laws in other states. He said the point was to help parents teach their children how to deal with sexual predators.

To anyone who takes offense to my calling Captain Underpants a pig–don’t twist a bill meant to protect kids from sexual predators and present it as something perverted. Until then, I apologize only to pigs, not Captain Underpants and his minions. Disgusting!


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20 responses to “Lipstick Smears

  1. nightowl724

    A PIG ON LIPSTICK! Hahahahahaha!

    But, tsk, tsk, nonnie…

    That picture instigates some pretty nasty thoughts there! When I first looked at it, I saw a missile pointed at some third-world nation. But, then…


  2. nightowl,
    the original pic was the one of capt u hugging chimpy, so if you were imagining capt u hugging a big….well, you know, then you aren’t that far off.

  3. Friend of the court

    nightowl, I think that photo had Chimpie in the place of the lipstick. As far as YUK goes, I’d rather look at the make-up than the fu*k-up.

  4. fotc knew what pic i used! 😀
    i thought i would expound a bit more on the imagery. hugging a big…well, you know, would symbolize capt u’s entire campaign. it’s all about testosterone. he even selected a woman who has more testosterone than estrogen. nothing thoughtful about any issue. it’s always a pissing contest and who has the biggest balls. the answer to everything is to bomb, shoot, or drill.

  5. nightowl724

    Yeah, well, CU hugging Dubya IS more disgusting, nonnie and fotc.

    I’d rather look at the make-up than the fu*k-up. Funny – and true!

  6. Can you just come and live with me and do photoshop all day? I’ll pay all the bills.

  7. that’s sounds pretty good karen! i hate paying bills! 😉

  8. nightowl,
    capt u hugging every policy of chimpy is even more disgusting, and when he hugs the lipstick, that’s exactly what he’s doing. neither capt u nor chimpy understand anything other than the superficial. the sad thing is that a lot of people are fooled by the lipstick on the pig. even sadder are the ones who should know better but choose to be fooled by it.

  9. Wow, that’s an interesting proposition. 😉

  10. you moving in, too, neon vincent? karen, how big is the house?

  11. Got a Grip

    Well, if everyone is moving in to Karen’s place, I want to come, too! I can photoshop, I can flash (in more than one sense of the word!) and Lord knows I’m sick of stirring my bills with a stick to see which one pops up on top to get what little money I have. What do you say, Karen? Want to start a photoshopping, Flash driven commune? 😉

  12. Got a Grip

    nons, I keep thinking that the words “Palin” and “truth” are like two polarizing magnets. They can’t possibly be connected unless you include the phrase “is not telling the” between them. Oh, hell. Let’s just call her what she really is, a LIAR, and be done with it!

  13. jeb

    This is the same mentality that drove Jocelyn Elders from the Surgeon Generals post in the Clinton administration. The rethugs accused her of encouraging masturbation. Of course, she did no such thing, she talked about the need for holistic sex-education.

    However, I guess absitence rings work better, don’t they? That’s why under a rethug admin unwanted pregnancies are much higher than they were under a “liberal and permissive” presidency. Every thing they touch turns to $hit!

  14. gotta,
    helenwheels is a flash artist, too! in our flash/photoshop commune, neon vincent will be our science consultant.
    isn’t it ironic that palin is an anagram of plain, but the palin truth has nothing in common with the plain truth.

  15. jeb,
    yet, when they swiftboated jocelyn elders, nobody said that the rethugs were being sexist! 🙄 this is exactly the same thing. the rethugs want to live in a 1950’s ozzie and harriet world. it doesn’t matter that that world was completely fictional. it’s all about how things appear, not how they really are. so what if the reality is that alaska’s teenage pregnancy rate is higher than anywhere else? with all those heavy coats, they should be easy to hide.

  16. Nonnie, I bow to your greatness! 😉

  17. hello dusty! 😀
    you are too kind!

  18. i forgot about what the rethugs did to elders. sexist to the nth degree

    again we have to stop demeaning the pigs — they are highly intellignent and loving animals

    mccain and mooselini — are NOT

    while you are creating this commune of artists — i can write!

  19. now, now dcAp,
    you’re being modest. you are much more than just a writer. you can act out all that is written and serve as narrator.
    and please note, i apologized to pigs.