September 10, 2008

More selective, phony outrage

Right-wing bloggers can be a pretty pathetic, grasping bunch.

Barack Obama:
John McCain says he’s about change, too — except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics. That’s just calling the same thing something different. You can put lipstick on a pig; it’s still a pig.
The "pig" obviously being — to anyone with adequate cognitive functions, at least — the aforementioned policies and the "lipstick" John McCain's recent and sudden alleged devotion to "change."

Have John McCain and his faux-outraged supporters never heard this ancient, hackneyed expression before? They should have:
When asked about Mrs. Clinton [after] his speech, [McCain] said her proposal was "eerily" similar to the plan she came up with in 1993, when she headed a health care reorganization effort during her husband’s administration. "I think they put some lipstick on a pig," he said, "but it’s still a pig."
Anybody accuse John McCain of referring to Mrs. Clinton herself?

Didn't think so.


gnarlytrombone said...

Anybody accuse John McCain of referring to Mrs. Clinton herself?

An excellent question.

John Foust said...

Whaa? But that that video clip Da Shark embedded doesn't show the words before "You can put lipstick on a pig." It's like it's been edited to evoke a particular reaction. Is that what the Shark meant by "it allows the McCain people do this"?

Palin's joke compares herself to a dog, no? But in a good way? It's a good thing they're keeping her away from the press.

I'm still confused by the Shark's juxtaposition of these two sentences: "All in all, it's not a big deal. It's another indication that Obama may not be ready for prime time."

It's not a big deal, yet it's big enough to suggest he can't be President?

I searched S&S for the words "bush gaffe" and it said "No posts match your query." Did he ever write an essay on what Presidential gaffes might really indicate?

After watching Bush's endless gaffes, eventually I saw them as evidence that he wasn't very bright.