Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Still Sailing

McCain continues to evade the issues like Barry Sanders breaking 17 tackles on the way to a 2 yard loss.

At a rally in Virginia, Obama speaking of the McCain policies, said: "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still going to stink."

A McCain spokesman calls the pig-in-lipstick reference "offensive and disgraceful," claiming that it an obviously sexist comment, obviously directed toward Sarah Palin. Obviously, because of Palin's remark in a speech about lipstick . . . you know, the one where she, um, compared herself to a dog. Which was great, I guess.

You know, they are right. Such a comment should never be . . . oh . . .

Oh, it's just too embarrassingly easy, really. They are being hypocrites if their lips are moving.


muhctim said...

This is really serious stuff here. Pigs and fish. As an ordinary man of the street these issues concern me. Let me tell you, I once had a girl friend who put lipstick on me. Well, after that, I had to. .well. . . I had to put a bag around her hoo hoo. She was a fun girl, too. The only problem was she looked more like Mrs Howell than Mary Anne. You know, on second thought, I think we should leave pigs and fish out of this. Next question, please.

Bayne_S said...

You just don't get the BIG PICTURE Goat.

I have decided that the Palin choice for VP was strategically brilliant by McCain.

1) As southerner I have used "lipstick on a pig" reference a lot, so I think it is not a big deal, McCain will not gain in south from it but may pick up a couple of % over the faux insensitivity to women.

2) Leading Obama to talk about Palin's inexperience can not help but lead people to think about Obama's inexperience. According to actuarial tables there is 15% chance of Palin becoming President if McCain wins but 100% chance of an "inexperienced president" if Obama wins.

3) The whole Biden being 99th richest Senator after 36 years in office just seems like poor bankroll management when you factor in traveling to see his constituents is a 90 minute drive from Washington.

Julius_Goat said...

Muhctim - friggin hilarious.

Bayne - I don't think anybody can argue that Palin was a great move strategically for McCain. I thought it would be seen for the obvious ploy - and an irresponsible one - that it is, but I have to admit I was dead wrong.

But that is really not the point of this post. The point of this post is that McCain/Palin's strategy is one of outright lying and blatantly hypocritical posturing.

Incidentally, this also is a great move for him strategically, but it doesn't make it very admirable.

I guess you can put lipstick on a pig and take it to the prom. If it is hard to follow the metaphor, the lipstick is hypocritical posturing, and McCain is the piggy pig.

Bayne_S said...

McCain got dealt a bad hand.

War + Mortgage meltdown + Govt. taking on huge debts bailing out Freddy/Fannie/Bear and maybe Lehman.

He has no cards so must bluff

Julius_Goat said...

Yep, I don't think we are disagreeing. He's doing what he has to if he wants to win.

I just think it's gross.

Anonymous said...

Have any of these yahoos said anything about putting lipstick on a fish? I'd pay $$ to see that.

I also agree McCain was dealt a bad hand, but he will scoop the pot with it... war + bs gub'ment bailouts + mortgages (which is not the fault of the gub'ment) + gas prices (which is not the fault of the gub'ment) + mad cows without lipstick + donk tards that chase two outters that hit who also get to drive, breed, and vote + mad cows with lipstick (you saw that one coming eh?) + expelled US gob'ment secret coup d' etat agents + annoying anonymous blog comments = a kick in the junk.