Barack Obama shows faith in the American public too; he seems to truly believe they won't fall for all this noise again.
Modern western government generally seems to rely on the wool being firmly shut over our eyes, and for the educated to be self-concerned and apathetic enough to do nothing about it. It's bad here in Britain, but I worry more about the complicity of your American media in keeping non-issues alive. How did this happen?
Compulsory critical thinking classes from birth. Good idea?
Do you believe what you're writing? Presidential candidates are meant to be careful and diplomatic with their word choices, but if "lipstick on a pig" is a reference to Sarah Palin then "dog don't hunt" is the same as calling her a 'bitch'. You can manufacture controversy out of anything, as you've implied. The best we can do as thinking human beings is to analyse the context and fight back against the obvious bullshit. No offence to bulls intended.
So an every day turn of phrase used by millions with a grasp of the English language is the equivalent to Not Knowing How Many Houses You Have, now?
Fuck, even the unnecessary RFK drama was mitigated by the very real sensitivity of the assassination issue.
"Lipstick on a pig" however is a turn of phrase with no associated negatives. It's the same as "putting on a face". In the context, it accurately described McCain's campaign tactic to grab the mantle of change.
And do something about it, then. Many of us in the rest of the world would like to, so we may never hear the words 'President McCain'. But we can't. And we'd prefer it if Americans like yourself got their priorities straight.
It's great that he finally - finally! - get the opportunity to demonstrate exactly what change means. In his speech declaring victory, and in this one. You know this man knows exactly what he's campaigning for.