“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

McCain-Palin 2008 Conference Call On Barack Obama's "Lipstick" Comments

Here's the statements made by Barack Obama about Sarah Palin:

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama said. “You
can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called ‘change,’ it’s still going to

That's an old phrase, well-used by many. HOWEVER, given Sarah Palin's joke about the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull being lipstick... and given the bloggers use of things referencing lipstick when trashing Sarah... it's a HUGE gaff as far as I'm concerned.

Words. Just words.

Barack is back on the Change Gang again... "It's mine, all mine and John McCain and Sarah Palin can't have it, too."

Here's the release from the McCain-Palin campaign:

"It's clear to me -- as I'm sure it will be to fair-minded Republicans, Democrats and independents across the country -- that Senator Obama owes Governor Palin an apology." -- Former Governor Jane Swift

Today, the McCain-Palin presidential campaign held a press conference call with former Governor Jane Swift, the chair of the Palin Truth Squad, on Barack Obama's "Lipstick" comments about Governor Sarah Palin:

Former Governor Jane Swift: "I guess the formation of the Palin Truth Squad couldn't have happened a moment too soon as we saw when Senator Obama in Lebanon, Virginia, this evening said, I can only deem to be disgraceful comments, comparing our vice presidential nominee, Governor Palin, to a pig. It's clear to me -- as I'm sure it will be to fair-minded Republicans, Democrats and independents across the country -- that Senator Obama owes Governor Palin an apology.

"I think what's most disappointing and the reason why we need to continually combat this stream of insults is that this is just the latest in the series of comments that many folks like me will find offensive, whether it is Senator Biden's comments about Governor Palin being 'good looking,' their strategist David Axelrod commenting that she obviously knows how to take orders or do what she's told; the just disgraceful comment by their spokesman that compared her to a 'Nazi sympathizer;' or the line that I, the mother of three children, find particularly offensive, questioning by one of his finance committee, trying to say that her children, one who has Down's Syndrome, she's incapable of doing the job of being the Vice President of the United States.

"So you would think that having gone through a hard fought fight with Senator Clinton that the Obama team would have figured out how to respectfully engage in a debate that represents what they say they want to do, which is the politics of hope. This is just the same old low-road, flinging accusations. And as I said, there are a number of us women across the Republican party, but I also think I'm joined by Independents and Democrats who aren't going to let our discourse fall to this level. And I think the best way to get things back on the right track would be for Senator Obama to issue an apology to Governor Palin."

Listen To The Full Conference Call

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