Live From the Sty, Obama Calls Palin a Pig in Lipstick

Barack Obama stepped in it big time today. Addressing the McCain/Palin message of change and reform, he told the audience at a town-hall event:

You can put lipstick on a pig … it’s still a pig.

Oh yes he did. And he got a standing ovation.

If Obama didn’t spend so much time in the sty, he might not have pigs on the mind. But his purported intentions with this outrageous turn of phrase are irrelevant.

After Sarah Palin’s joke that lipstick is the only thing that distinguishes a hockey mom from a pitbull, there was no question in Obama’s mind that people would realize he was calling Sarah Palin a pig. Like the liberal media, he indiscriminately tossed out a slur to seed hatred, then he’ll pretend to take offense that his intended meaning is being skewed.

Like his running mate who earlier today called Sarah Palin a backward step for women, Barack Obama epitomizes poor taste and poor judgement.

Ready to lead, indeed.

Update: Hot Air has video of the slur and audio of the response from the McCain camp. Reporters are actually suggesting that this isn’t a gendered comment.

Update 2: Tammy Bruce captures the problem with Obama’s words perfectly. “Make no mistake, Barry has created the culture of sexism within the Democrat party, and this is just one more indication that it’s his choice for his campaign to use the personal destruction of women as its standard.”

Update 3: Hot Air updates us that an Obama rep has called the McCain camp’s response “a pathetic attempt to play the gender card.”


2 Responses to “Live From the Sty, Obama Calls Palin a Pig in Lipstick”

  1. Megan on September 9th, 2008 9:00 pm

    What a jerk!!! I suggest ALL WOMEN SEND OBAMA OUR LIPSTICK!!!!

    Send him a message that we are voting for Palin. What a sexist PIG!!!

    He is going to lose big among women!


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  2. Jenn Q. Public on September 9th, 2008 10:01 pm

    I love that idea, Megan!

    I can’t decide if he’s such a megalomaniac that he thought he wouldn’t get called out on this, or if this is part of some larger strategy, possibly to make Palin look weak when the McCain team objects. Either way, it’s backfiring and I’m loving it.

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