Thursday, September 11, 2008

One ... more ... video ... (well... set of videos...)

This time on Barak Obama talking about how the phrase "lipstick on a pig" is not an attack on Paiin, but is rather a common turn-of-phrase. So here is a video showing how Obama's speech. You will note that (with the exclusion of the stammering, which I've omitted below) Obama is talking about McCain's plan, and not Palin's plan, Palin's family, or to Palin's reference of lipstick and bulldogs during the RNC convention.
Let's just list this for a second. John McCain says that he's about change, too. And so I guess his whole angle is, "Watch out, George Bush! Except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy, and Carl Rove-style politics we're really going to shake things up in Washington. That's not change. That's just calling the same thing something different. But know you can - you,  you can - you can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig.
But what happens? The news world blows up and says that the "Lipstick on a pig" statement was a sexist attack on Palin. Fox News' Hannity claims it is an attack, because:
"obviously that audience knew what he was refering to in light of Sara Palin's remarks. We got Joe Biden [calling] a woman who might be our first vice president a 'backward step for women'. Joe Biden is introduced by a congressman you know there's no way you can dress up that record, even with a lot of lipstick. You know, if John McCain had said these things, what would the reaction be?"

Sorry Hannity, you are making a supposition about the knowledge of a room full of people who may well be knowledgeable of the actual meaning of the phrase. You cannot accuse Senator Obama of making an attack against Governor Palin, since he did not make one. (Go on, check out your video again.) The above video ends (just in case you didn't watch it) with an interesting snap to a video of Senator McCain using that very phrase - "lipstick on a pig" - to describe his viewpoint of Senator Clinton's health care policy. Whoops. Sorry, Hannity, where were you criticizing McCain about his statement directly leveled against Senator Clinton?

Today, after the major bru-ha-ha erupted throughout the MSM, Senator Obama made a statement before (what looks to be) a townhall-style meeting.

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