Of lipstick and hot air

Most of the time a rose is a rose and a pig is a pig

But when you put lipstick on a pig you now get a lot of hot air. Because “change” has become a key issue to voters, Sen. John McCain has predictably started calling himself a “change candidate.”

Just as predictably, Sen. Barack Obama wants to portray McCain as not being a candidate of change. Obama described McCain’s claim to change as selling the some old policies as something new and different.

To do this, Obama used on old phrase that he and McCain have used before, “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 gonna’ stink. We’ve had enough of the same old thing.”

As an American, I understand what Obama is trying to say. Up to now, it is all pretty normal. Then somehow the “lipstick” part of a comment is picked up in the media and portrayed as a slur on Gov. Sarah Palin.

The McCain campaign has even created an ad showing this as a smear to Palin. Why does McCain think we are dimwits who don’t understand what Obama was really attacking?

And why hasn’t McCain responded to the real statement, that the policies he promotes are the same as the policies that President Bush has been promoting?


A Madman has spoken…

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