So, Obama said yesterday that McCain's "change" message is fake because "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."
Was the pig in question Sarah Palin, who in her acceptance speech last week that the only difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull was lipstick?
Regardless of Obama's intent, the crowd thought so.
The crowd apparently took the "lipstick" line as a reference to Palin(.)
True, it's a common enough idiom, but as Ben Smith points out, it isn't as if the Obama campaign hasn't associated Palin with lipstick (saying that Palin's record "can't be concealed with lipstick").
Alan Colmes tries to do damage control, while Patterico notes that the comment is, at best, tone-deaf.
Originally, I shrugged off the comment as yet another stupid attempt by Barack Obama to grab some attention. Clearly, Sarah Palin is in his head and he can't help himself. DRJ, in a different post, says this could be Obama's "macaca" moment. I'm not sure that's true, but I will say this: every "Caribou Barbie is a bad mother for not staying home and for having too many kids" comment by the left infuriates even moderate women, particularly those over 40. Why? Because every woman has her "Ain't you got pretty eyes?" moment from her career, where some guy treated her like a cute 5-year-old rather than as an equal. Sexist smears just remind women of that and liberals are idiots when they try to demean Palin that way.