Lipstick on a Pig

The Republicans are at it again – accusing Obama of insulting Palin by using a “lipstick on a pig” phrase in a speech. This is an old saying, in fact, even John McCain has used it. Now, who is being disingenuous here?

Are you tired of the McCain campaign yet? They can’t talk about the issues so they make something out of nothing.

Here are some more examples – funny how Republicans also use the same phrase…and they don’t get attacked…

“I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” – John McCain, in reference to Hillary Clinton’s health care plan, last year.

“George Bush has given a mission to General Petraeus, and he has done his best to try to figure out how to put lipstick on a pig.” – Barack Obama, last year.

“Or as we say out in our home state of Wyoming, you can put all the lipstick you want on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” – Dick Cheney, 2004.

“It’s all about withdrawal or not withdrawal, okay? I mean that’s what it’s all about. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” – John McCain, last year.

“You can put lipstick and earrings on a hog and call it Monique, but it’s still a pig.” – Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

“John Kerry tries to put a bunch of fancy, fancy talk…but there is nothing you can do to really — to really obscure that record. You can try, though. And in Wyoming, we’ve got a saying for what it is when you keep trying to make something that’s not so good look good, we call it putting lipstick on a pig.” – Lynne Cheney, 2004.

“It gets down to whether you support what’s being done in this new strategy or you don’t. You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig in my view.” – John McCain, last year.

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