It was okay for John McCain to reference Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan some months ago and say: “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” he said of her proposal. But suddenly when Barack Obama says something similar about John McCain, it’s first an assault on Sarah Palin and then on McCain.
Really… We need grow up here and the McCain campaign needs to get they can’t pull this double standard B.S..
It seems to me we should have one rule. If Obama was calling Palin a pig, then McCain was calling Hillary Clinton one. If McCain wasn’t, then Obama wasn’t.
Let’s get on with talking about the issues in this election instead of this sort of silly distraction. Oh… Wait a minute, I forgot, the McCain camp doesn’t want to talk about the issues. The Republican party prefers distraction over substance and that’s why this country is in such a damn mess.
UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald sums up the lipstick on a pig debate brilliantly: “New heights of stupidity.”
It isn’t surprising that the McCain campaign wants this sort of tawdry, Freak Show/Reality Show vapidity to determine the outcome of the election. If you were them, wouldn’t you want that, too? And though it’s not news that establishment media outlets are so easily and happily manipulated by these tactics, tactics which enable them to cover “stories” which their empty-headed reporters can easily comprehend, it is still striking to watch the now-decades-old process unfold and observe how absolutely nothing has changed: (Read on…)