Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Putting lipstick on a Swift Boat?

The candidate himself feels the need to weigh in:
Barack Obama responded Wednesday to the John McCain campaign's call for an apology concerning his "lipstick on a pig" remarks, by calling the controversy "phony and foolish" and defending it as an "innocent remark" that was taken out of context.
Obama said his comment was meant to compare the policies of McCain to those of President Bush, and was in no way a reference to Republican vice presidential Sarah Palin.
Obama accused the McCain campaign of "lies and phony outrage” and "Swift-boat politics." He said the "made-up controversy" was "cat nip for the news media."
Innocent remarks taken out of contest. Yeah. Been there. Done that.

(Cross-posted at AmSpecBlog.)


  1. awwwww.
    manufactured outrage over a standard
    phrase...Not surprising to see Republicans make political hay out of nothing.After all, that IS what Palin is all about.
    Republicans are counting on the deficient mental faculties of conservatives. It's their only hope.

  2. Oh, right. No, conservatives are actually rather bright. We don't need pre-written placards, large groups of "like minded" locksteps when we want to make our point, or other such hints. We are rather bright and independently minded, our "leadership" is a waste, for the most part, seemingly infiltrated from your side.

    No, I do not think Palin was from the "leadership". I think she was a McCainnanite. He mavericked her. And, many conservatives don't actually like Palin. She is a woman (minority), she is a socialist (taxing oil revenue "bonanza"), and she is inexperienced. However, compared to McCain or Obama, she is the best pile of dung on the plate and there is a decent chance McCain won't finish his term.

    So, you may go back to your regularly scheduled propaganda. This screen is blank.