Remarks by Sen. Barack Obama yesterday leading up to his controversial “lipstick on a pig” jab at the McCain campaign mirror almost word-for-word a political cartoon published last week in the Washington Post.
Much has been made of Obama criticizing McCain’s idea of “change” by stating, “You can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.” Taking it as an attack McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, the campaign responded with a video on the Internet today.
“‘Watch out, George Bush, except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics – we’re really going to shake things up in Washington!’ That’s not change … you know, you can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.”
The political cartoon, also mocking McCain’s and Palin’s concept of change, stated four days earlier:
“Watch out, Mr. Bush! With the exception of economic policy and energy policy and social issues and tax policy and foreign policy and Supreme Court appointments and Rove-style politics, we’re coming in there to shake things up!”