11 September 2008

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things:

Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

oh, wait. i probably shouldn't have quoted this section of Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and The Carpenter". it talks about pigs.

well, it doesn't talk about pigs that wear lipstick.

oh. i did it again.

but Mcpain [the McCain part of Mcpain] used it on Hillary Clinton. his own daughter today said she didn't see any problem with it because she's heard her dad and others use it all the time.

if you listen to the entire comment that Obama made when he used the line, he made absolutely no reference to Mcpain [the Palin part of Mcpain this time]. as a matter of fact the antecedent part of the comment, the part Mcpain's people are leaving out, leaves no doubt to what/whom he was referring.
OBAMA: Let's just list this for a second. John McCain says he's about change, too. Except --- and so I guess his whole angle is, "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 gonna shake things up in Washington." That's not change. That's just calling some --- the same thing, something different. But you know, you can --- you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.
Obama is clearly talking about the fact that McCain is promising the same thing that Tsar George has been doing for the last eight years but calling it change because he's going to do it instead.

and then the kicker immediately after:
"This is a guy who supported George Bush 90% of the time. What does that say about somebody's judgment that they agree with George Bush 90% of the time?...You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change,' it's still going to stink".

the change Mcpain is talking about putting into play doesn't include how politics is played. it's still the same tactics used against John Kerry and others. it's attack off the issues; it's confound the voters; it's tell lies long enough you start to believe them; and it's "i will do anything to get what i want and f*** the American people."

and if your interested, Time Magazine has A Brief History Of: Putting Lipstick on a Pig

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