Sometimes, when you cry foul! you better check if the door doesn’t hit you too.
Maybe Senator Obama is right. It seems that Senator McCain is trying to milk Governor Palin’s sex appeal to the hilt. This time though, I believe they overplayed. But then, image is everything, right? As the Washington Post stated:
The math is simple. For McCain to win, he must make this a personality-driven contest — presenting the choice between a war hero who has sacrificed untold amounts for his country and an untested senator about whom the American public still has questions.
Everything the McCain campaign will do between now and Nov. 4 will be designed to drive that contrast. How effective it is will likely determine the identity of the next president of the United States
As for that “lipstick on a pig” remark, it seems that Senator McCain is taking a page out of Dick Chenney’s playbook:
See the following:
For Immediate Release
Office of the Vice President
November 1, 2004
Vice President’s Remarks in Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii Convention Center
THE VICE PRESIDENT: In the first debate, this year, Senator Kerry said America had to meet some kind of “global test” before we could take military action.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: The President and I know better than that. We know that it is not our job to conduct international opinion polls. Our job is to defend America. (Applause.)
Now, in the closing days of this campaign, John Kerry is running around talking tough. He’s trying every which way to cover up his record of weakness on national defense. But he can’t do it. It won’t work. As we like to say in Wyoming, you can put all the lipstick you want on a pig, but at the end of the day it’s still a pig. (Applause.)
That’s one of my favorite lines. (Laughter.) You want to hear it again?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: As we say in Wyoming — (laughter) — you can put all the lipstick you want on a pig, but at the end of the day it’s still a pig. (Applause.) This is a great crowd. (Applause.) All right.
AUDIENCE: Cheney! Cheney! Cheney! (Applause.)