Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You can put lipstick on a pig, and it's still McCain/Palin '08

It wasn't a sexist remark folks - Republicans, get over yourselves. Let's call a spade a spade.


You can say a person is a reformer, but when she fires several people for personal and political reasons that have nothing to do with performance - that's not reform.

You can say you're against the bridge to nowhere and Pork spending, but when you were actually for it until it became popular and then kept the money (how many millions again?) and hire several lobbyists to obtain earmarks, and countless earmarks whether as a mayor or as a governor - that's not reform.

You can say someone is a Maverick, but when they vote with President Bush 90% of the time, that's not reform.

So YES, you can put lipstick on a pig, but guess what? It's still a nepotistic, earmark obtaining
Pig eating up the American tax payers dollars millions upon millions at a time. It's still a pig that's going to push the same old Bush policies that have put our economy in the toilet and put us in two wars.

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1 comment:

JJ said...

Especially since Palin herself said women shouldn't pull the gender card.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184086&title=sarah-palin-gender-card

(If you want to skip the rest of the jokes, go to 5:11 where it introduces the clip)

The fact that they're trying to call sexism on that pig/lipstick comment is ridiculous. Speaking as a woman, I think it's pretty pathetic of the McCain/Palin campaign to even try it. But then, they seem to expect double standards whenever it comes to their own issues. They can mock Hillary all they want but if she calls sexism, she's just being a pathetic woman. But if there's even a perceived slight on Palin, suddenly the liberal left is being evil and unpatriotic.

Personally, I feel like of either side in this campaign, the one that seems more consistently interested in repressing basic human dignity or equality is the Republican campaign, and if they want to start arguing that the left is being unfair then they'd better start acknowledging when they've been unfair themselves. Which is disappointing to me, because I think McCain used to be better than he's been lately, and there's no way in hell I want Palin to be even conceivably near Presidency.