While on the campaign trail, Barack Obama remarked, with regard to the Republican effort to appear as reformers, “You can put lipstick on a pig, and it’s still a pig.”
The Republicans took the remark as a slur against their Vice-Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, who remarked that she was a ‘pit bull with lipstick’ in her speech last week. Obama’s remarks made the front page in today’s papers.
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could get past this silly stuff and actually discuss the issues?