Guys, the point here isn’t whether Obama meant to insult Palin with this remark. The point is that some of Palin’s supporters believe Obama meant it that way. (Trust me, I’ve got some experience with giving unintended offense.)
Talk radio is having a field day with this remark already, and Team Maverick’s ad is just their way of breathing a bit of oxygen on the sparks. Team Obama’s response (via the Politico):
The McCain campaign’s attack tonight is a pathetic attempt to play the gender card about the use of a common analogy — the same analogy that Senator McCain himself used about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health care plan just last year. This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare the increasingly dishonorable campaign John McCain has chosen to run.If the lipstick-on-a-pig remark is so transparently inoffensive, why would Obama feel the need to respond? I think Team Obama has been shaken by the poll trend in recent days and they’re starting to get jittery.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?