The McCain campaign reply, delivered by Gov. Swift:
The hypocritical part of this is:
Palin has used the word "lipstick" too. McCain has used the phrase "lipstick on a pig", as has VP Cheney.
Yet they criticize Obama for it.
In fact, hours later, the Republicans published a web ad criticizing Obama for the usage.
Isn't this a silly double-standard for the Republicans to trot out?
Unfortunately, McCain's team has created a controversy here, that has little if anything to do with the issues.
Don't they have anything more substantive to whine about?
And that's the key to understanding this.
If they're rational, if they understand English, then they know Obama was addressing McCain's economics, not his running mate.
But the Republicans also realize, every day, every news cycle that goes by where substance is addressed, that means news about President Bush can taint McCain / Palin's electoral chances.
So they contrive disparaging distractions, hoping it will advance their political objectives.
They should be ashamed.
Evidence key Republicans think McCain / Palin are on the ropes:
Would they all sink this low, if they thought they were ahead?
Last time I checked, independent of the popularity polls, Obama is closer to the 270 needed for an E.C. win than McCain is.
But desperation politics from "The Straight Talk Express"?
Do the Republicans want us to think they're so stupid they don't know understand English?
Or are they merely Machiavellian enough to not care, and want to get issues of substance out of the news for a day or two?