Wednesday, September 10, 2008

McCain Camp's Phony Lipstick Charge Won't Fly

I had to post this because it ran on GMA this morning and they didn't explain it and seem to want people to believe it's an attack on Palin. This was posted on Talk Left last night. Wolf

By Jeralyn

John McCain's phony outrage over Sen. Barack Obama's use of the cliche and oft-used lipstick on a pig analogy in reference McCain's co-opting of his change meme when McCain/Palin will just be a continuation of failed Bush policies.

The Obama campaign, via Politico:

Enough is enough. The McCain campaign’s attack tonight is a pathetic attempt to play the gender card about the use of a common analogy – the same analogy that Senator McCain himself used about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health care plan just last year. This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare the increasingly dishonorable campaign John McCain has chosen to run.


Others not falling for it: Josh Marshall and Jake Tapper at ABC:

Last October, asked about Sen. Hillary Clinton's health care plan, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was blunt.

McCain said Clinton's proposal was “eerily” similar to the ill-fated plan she devised in 1993. “I think they put some lipstick on a pig,” he said, “but it’s still a pig.”

Elizabeth Edwards compared McCain's health care plan to an attempt to put lipstick on a pig.

Maybe Gov. Palin shouldn't have been so quick to call herself a pit-bull in lipstick. She's the one who injected gender quips into the race with that statement during her RNC acceptance speech.

As Ari Melber says, it's the McCain camp playing the gender card.

There's so many more important things to discuss. McCain's phony distractions are not worth the attention being given to them.

Update: Recently, one of our federal judges included a photo of a pig with lipstick in a judicial opinion. I wrote about it here. (No insults about the judge allowed, I have pending cases in front of him.)

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