Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Who said what now?

I mentioned in this morning’s ‘Daily’ that the McCain campaign is agog over the “lipstick on a pig” (henceforth known here as PiglipstickGate) thing for nothing… and I’m not the only one as former republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appeared on Fox “News” and defended Obama’s use of the term (check Hell to make sure it hasn’t frozen over).

Now we have someone else take the McCain campaign to task…not only for over-bloviating the “pig lipstick” comment but also for dumbing down the presidential campaign as a whole.

It was Meghan McCain.

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Yes, THAT Meghan McCain… the one who said earlier this week that her family knows “more about war than anyone on the planet” appeared on Fox “News” today and defended Obama, saying; “I've heard my dad say that, the term 'lipstick on a pig.”

She wasn’t done as she goes on to make another solid point about the McCain camp’s overwrought reaction, saying; “I don't like anyone being referred to as a pig in any context. […] I think there's a lot more educated conversations we can have about the ticket than just saying these remarks like that.”

Wait a moment… let me read that again… ‘don’t like anyone’… uh-huh… ‘lot more educated conversations’...

Wow… If I’m reading this right, and I like to think I am, she just said that her father is running a petty and inane campaign.

Sure, she’s not defending Obama per se (she hasn’t gone totally smokeless), but she IS slamming her own father’s campaign.

This campaign just got keeps getting more and more interesting. Stay tuned...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Real Issue...Senator Obama is now realizing and probably has all along realized that he must strike back and the Real issues are: the McCain group has no plan for the American people and only resort to Swiftboat tactics. Obama is not having it and that's the issue. Another issue is McCain's 90-95% backing of Bush policies that have caused economic disasters in our country which includes: foreclosures; faulty loans; zero monitoring of HUD policies; allowing loans that were set up with faulty home appreciations and 2nd loans when there FHA loans that could have been set...This is Republican No Government monitoring and "government is part of the problem", according to Governor Palis...and that's why taxpayers will pay for Bears Stearn/ IndyMac/Freddie Mac and Fannie etc. etc. etc. If we don't need government monitoring then we don't need a Republican president. Wake up Americans and look at the issue, after this Republican candidate's campaign talks about lipstick not realizing that their candidate spoke the same words.......McCain needs to stick with the issues.......

Near said...

I have to respect the McCain campaign a bit, because they can launch attacks like this and still say with a straight face that the OTHER guy is the one who's desperate.

That takes a sort of courage, I guess.