Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Hmm ... Pigs and Lipstick - Dif between Hockey Mom and Pit Bull is Lipstick
BHO insults the Republican ticket on its claim they represent “Change.” In doing so BHO utilized an old adage: “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” BHO also referring the Republican ticket stand on Change: “You can wrap a fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still going to stink.”
Now the McCain campaign wisely jumped on the lipstick and pig remark being referenced by Governor Palin’s GOP convention ad lib (that went off excellently by the way): The only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick. Wisdom became short circuited though in the choice the McCain Campaign used to paint a picture of BHO using the “Pigs and Lipstick” remark as a personal attack on Governor Palin. The McCain Campaign demanded an apology for being sexist and ran a political ad accusing BHO of being sexist.
BHO was foolish to use the “Pig and Lipstick” remark so close to the memory of Palin’s speech at the GOP Convention; however McCain let BHO off the hook by connecting the remarks as a personal attack.
The McCain Campaign squandered an excellent moment to add some concrete to their claim to “Change.” McCain could have ran an add that plausibly went something like the hockey mom with lipstick is tough like a pit bull and will chase that pig back to the same old pig sty of tax and spend because that pig won’t change.
Dang I’m made at John McCain and his staffers for taking the path they chose instead of using humor as a “Back at ya” to BHO’s remarks on “CHANGE.” That bunch screwed up in political tactics; however I am confident that if McCain quickly drops its path and goes after BHO’s vision for “Change” that we will discover which really stinks like a pig and a fish.