Senator Barack Obama used an old expression to attack the McCain-Palin campaign platform. His chosen expression was "You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig." This expression could have been simple insult to McCain’s policies, but it could have also been a crude but clever way to take a swipe at Governor Sarah Palin.
One of Palin’s most notable lines from her GOP convention speech was about lipstick being the only difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull. If Obama was trying to mock Palin by using the "lipstick on a pig" analogy, it was sly but so obvious that most politically aware people will pick up on the insult instantly.
Regardless of Obama’s intent, using this line was foolish. Women do not like being compared to pigs. They are especially displeased when men compare women to pigs. If Obama used the "lipstick on a pig" line to insult Palin, he is an obnoxious jerk. If he used the line without realizing people might think he was referring to Palin, he is a shallow moron. Either way, Obama’s loose lips and apparent fixation on farm animals in makeup has shown that he does not have the judgement to be President.