WASHINGTON -- The U.S. tabloids have dubbed it Barack Obama's "lipstick bungle" and proclaimed that the Democratic presidential candidate is waging a "boar war" against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
But Mr. Obama said Wednesday there's nothing cheeky about Republican accusations he directed a sexist slur against John McCain's running mate by comparing GOP promises of political reform to putting "lipstick on a pig."
Facing Republican demands he apologize to Ms. Palin, Mr. Obama instead denounced Mr. McCain's campaign for using a "made-up controversy" to win favour among female voters.
"I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phoney outrage and swift-boat politics," Mr. Obama told supporters at a campaign rally in Norfolk, Va.
"Enough is enough."
Too bad the media has a thing for controversy, I doubt if this will get nearly as much attention as McCain's campaign lies did. At least Obama's trying to keep things real without resorting to the same childish tactics.
EDIT: While we're at it, YouTube Video: McCain directing 'lipstick on a pig comment' at Hillary Clinton in the past. Then they cry "sexism!" when Obama uses the same phrase to describe a male?
Edited by Raptor, 11 September 2008 - 01:54 PM.