Obama calling out lipsticked pigs and old fish
by Jerome Armstrong, Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 02:52:01 PM EDT
Via Ben Smith:
"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink."
"We've had enough of the same old thing."
Update [2008-9-9 19:34:31 by Josh Orton]: The McCain campaign is using their inaugural "truthsquad" call to feign outrage and pretend that somehow this comment was a reference to Palin's acceptance joke about pitbulls. Please. No one's really taking it seriously. As Ambinder points out:
Suddenly, common analogies are sexist? The McCain campaign has little respect for Obama, but they don't think he is stupid. And the only way one can conclude that Obama meant to refer to Gov. Sarah Palin as a pig is to have concluded that Obama is as dumb as a doornail.And let's not forget John McCain a year ago, commenting on Hillary Clinton's health care proposal:
"I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," he said of her proposal.
Update [2008-9-9 19:59:35 by Jerome Armstrong]: Via Jake Tapper, Obama senior adviser Robert Gibbs insists the senator was not referring to Palin. "That's an old expression," Gibbs says. It is, but unless the Obama campaign does what Josh writes about above, they will be on the defensive over it.
Update [2008-9-9 23:28:27 by Jerome Armstrong]:Obama Camp Response: