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12:45 AM, Sep 10, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Did the crowd at Obama's rally today think his "lipstick on a pig" line referred to Palin?

The AP says 'yes':

"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to an outbreak of laughter, shouts and raucous applause from his audience, clearly drawing a connection to Palin's joke even if it's not what Obama meant. "It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still going to stink after eight years."

The New York Times says 'no':

In the latest sign of the campaign's heightened intensity, Mr. McCain's surrogates responded within minutes and called on Mr. Obama to apologize to Gov. Sarah Palin for the lipstick remark. But to those in the audience, it was clear that Mr. Obama was employing an age-old phrase - lipstick on a pig - and referring to Mr. McCain's policies. He had not yet mentioned Ms. Palin at that point of his speech.

ABC says 'yes':

The crowd rose and applauded, some of them no doubt thinking he may have been alluding to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's ad lib during her vice presidential nomination acceptance speech last week, "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick."

You can watch for yourself: