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Obama: "Lipstick on a Pig"

6:59 PM, Sep 9, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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From the Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick:

Barack Obama says the John McCain-Sarah Palin policies don't represent change, they're "just calling the same thing something different."

"You can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig," Obama said during a town-hall style event here Tuesday night.

The comment harked back to Palin's joke during the Republican National Convention when she said lipstick is the only difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom.

The McCain campaign has a press conference call in a few minutes to respond to Obama's statement. I'm guessing there's a pretty strong temptation to cry sexism. Hopefully everyone remembers that Palin's RNC speech was so effective not because she was outraged but because she delivered a devastating attack on Obama with a smile on her face and a stiletto in her hand.