Sep 11 2008
Barack Obama on David Letterman

Barack Obama Tackles “Lipstick on a Pig” on David Letterman

Yesterday, Barack Obama was on The Late Show with David Letterman. He was in New York for the 9/11 memorial. What a perfect time to visit Dave and tackle that lipstick on a pig dust up. If you haven’t been paying attention, in a recent campaign speech Barack Obama said..

John McCain’s camp immediately accused Barack Obama of twisting Sarah Palin’s “lipstick on a pitbull” line to call her a pig.

Books have been written about lipstick on pigs.

Lipstick on pig books

It’s a political expression that even John McCain has used, but for John McCain’s implanted brain (Karl Rove) it’s more fun for ‘sillier season.’

Barack Obama - Lipstick on a Pig?

“It’s a common expression in Illinois. I don’t know about New York City. I don’t know where you put lipstick on here. In Illinois the expression canotes that if you have a bad idea, in this case I was talking about John McCain’s economic plans, that just calling them change, calling them something different, doesn’t make it better. Hence.. lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.”

”... Keep it in mind that had I meant it in that way, she would have been the lipstick.”

Obama got jokes. Here are parts 2 and 3

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1 ME Fri, Sep 12, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Obama was very clever on the show. I love him so much and if he is ever looking for a young “intern” I will be there for him in a heartbeat. I have read that he has been conversing with Bill Clinton so maybe he is coaching him on the strong need for a young “inter” to help release some of his stress… yummy!