Was Barack Obama referring to Gov. Palin when he made the comment about “putting lipstick on a pig”? Maybe. Maybe not. After all, he did use the same comment when referring to Hillary Clinton during the primary.
I watched that speech over and over again and couldn’t imagine why in the good Lord’s name he would have chosen those words, given Gov. Palin’s acceptance speech and her reference to a pit bull. No, I couldn’t imagine why he would have chosen to use those exact words. I was at first outraged then perplexed. I thought there was no way he meant to compare Sarah Palin to a pig. But then I watched the low brow Neanderthals sitting in his audience, laughing uproariously at a joke that really isn’t that funny anyway and chanting “No More Pit-Bull”. They clearly thought he was referring to Gov. Palin and were very happy that he did it.
He has used that phrase twice during his campaign. Both times it was in reference to women and their policies. Why not say “you can’t polish a turd”? That would have been a funnier statement. Why not say “you can put a suit on an elephant, but it’s still an elephant.” Bottom line is that his poor choice of words can very easily be attributed to his poor character and judgment. It was huge mistake and miscalculation on his part.
His pattern of making these “innocent” remarks is possibly born from an unconscious disrespect for women, or maybe he is just so frazzled and confused that he is becoming unraveled because he can’t figure out why he is not carrying this election away so he lashes out with bone-headed remarks like this. Whatever the reason, it is very evident that he would have a place in his administration for women — Housekeeping, the kitchen and wait staff.
What Gov. Palin should do at her next speech is come out, wipe her lipstick off and say “there, now I’m just a pit-bull”.