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Why Obama’s and McCain’s statements of “lipstick on a pig” are not the same
September 10, 2008, 5:11 pm
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin

In my last post, I explain why I think Obama’s comment of “lipstick on a pig” is directed at Sarah Palin because of the context. — I just received a comment that McCain did the same thing with Hillary Clinton.

I sourced such a comment made made by McCain, but the context was clearly different than the context Obama said it. — According to CNN News,

Drawing comparisons between New York Sen. Hillary Clinton’s current healthcare plan and the one she championed in 1993, Arizona Sen. John McCain joked Thursday, “I think they put some lipstick on the pig, but it’s still a pig.”

(Sourced link)

Even though McCain did use the comment it is different because McCain isn’t directing it at Hillary Clinton, but rather at her healthcare plan. — Obama’s comment was directly directed at Sarah Palin. Obama made a personal attack, McCain mearly attacked a policy he disagreed with.


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this lipstick issue demonstrates yet again that McCain’s strategy for winning is based on personal attacks and distracting people from the main issues…

Comment by kingdom media

Oh, come on, you have it backwards. Pointing out what Obama said is not a personal attack, it is perfectly legitiment. — Obama is the one who made the personal attack against Palin, but McCain didn’t do any such thing.

Comment by krissmith777

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