Being born in Missouri, I know my way around a farm, and I am familiar with the phrase that Obama used yesterday.
He was talking about McCain and Palin’s new “change” mantra. He said you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.
The McCain campaign said that was a sexist remark and that since Palin is the only candidate who wears lipstick, Obama was calling Palin a pig.
I recommend that Obama stop talking about pigs and start talking about cows instead. He need only look for example to that great president from his own home state of Illinois.
When Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer arguing a case, he used this line of questioning:
Lincoln said, “Well, let’s see how many legs has a cow?”
“Four, of course,” came the reply disgustedly.
“That’s right,” agreed Lincoln. “Now suppose you call the cow’s tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?”
“Why, five, of course,” was the confident reply.
“Now, that’s where you’re wrong,” said Lincoln. “Calling a cow’s tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
Nobody called Lincoln sexist for this and everybody understood what he meant.