So could the McCain people be pandering any harder? “Sarah Palin said she wears lipstick, then Obama said something about putting lipstick on pigs! That’s SEXIST!”
Uh, yeah. Right.
The McCain Campaign’s pathetic attempts to position their guy as the Official Friend of Women are growing both more pathetic and absurd. I quoted her a few posts back, and I’ll do it again: Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood: “Women voting for John McCain is like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders.”
Think about it, women voters. Is it better to shatter the second-highest glass ceiling (second highest, mind you, remember that Palin’s on the bottom half of the ticket) just for the sake of doing so…or is it better to vote for the guy and the party who believe that the government has no claim on women’s reproductive systems, that abortion should be safe, legal and rare, that Lilly Ledbetter getting screwed out of justice on an absurd technicality is an outrage about which something must be done?
Consider that Obama has taken the high road in every single instance when it comes to Sarah Palin’s family. He has refused to agree with those morons out there claiming that she has no business running for Vice President when she’s got five kids to raise. He has refused to make an issue out of the pregnancy of her teenage daughter. Are these the actions of a sexist?
And his response to the McCain campaign’s sub-moronic accusations of sexism because he dared to use the word “lipstick,” which is apparently ™ and © 2008 Sarah Palin and the Republican Party…well, that’s just brilliant, and brings us to the title of this post:
“Enough! I don’t care what they say about me, but I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and swift boat politics. Enough is enough.”
Can I get an “amen” from the congregation here? Can I hear a “hallelujah?” Hell, yes. Don’t you wish John Kerry had said this back in 2004 instead of his “refusing to dignify that with a response” strategy? Isn’t it lovely to have a candidate who’s willing to call bullshit when he sees it?