Regarding Obama’s “Lipstick on a Pig” comment, I call bullshit on Christy Hardin Smith, Marc Ambinder, D-Day, Taylor Marsh and Whoever Kidnapped Jeralyn Merritt (WKJM²)
Each of these people has taken the position that not only were Obama’s comments completely innocent, but that the McCain campaign is trying to manufacture a controversy because no reasonable person could possibly get the idea that Obama was calling Sarah Palin a pig.
Even if someone truly believed that it was an innocent gaffe (I don’t) it is easy to see how that connection could easily be made. I didn’t need anyone to explain it to me, nor did most former Hillary supporters, because we “periodically” saw these types of misunderstandings before. Like this one:
The people I named should know better, they all have good reputations. That kind of blatant mendacity is typical of Cheetoville and bloggers that mainline Kool-aid.
Being an Obama supporter shouldn’t mean that honesty and integrity are less important than winning. We’re supposed to be the good guys, That means we don’t do shit like that, because we have ethics.
What Obama did wasn’t the end of the world. It wasn’t even the worst thing he’s done lately. It was just a chickeshit cheap shot at Governor Palin, and he hurt himself, not her. But don’t pretend otherwise because you are supporting him.
BTW – Feminism isn’t just for Democratic women. I’m a guy and I know that.