Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lipstick On A Pig

Here is a clip showing Obama at a town hall meeting in Lebanon, Virginia. His comment “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” has the McCain camp up in arms and crying sexism, although Barack says he was not referring to Palin. Obama also said, “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called ‘change,’ it’s still going to stink,” Obama said. “After eight years, we’ve had enough of the same old thing. It’s time to bring about real change to Washington and that’s the choice you’ve got in this election.”

Here is a portion of the McCain campaign's ad, which make the remarks out to be sexist. CBS had YouTube remove the video and will not air the ad, calling it misleading. More on that via Ben Smith. This particular clip shows more than the ad though, going on to show McCain using the lipstick on a pig quote cracking on Hilary.

Here is a full version of the ad:

Barack has replied "These are serious times and they call for a serious debate...spare me all the phony outrage. Spare me all the phony talk about change." He also had this to say:

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