Why Obama was a “community organizer” and not a comedy organizer (UPDATED)
UPDATE: At least the SC Democrats’ chair Fowler had the class to apologize for her remark about Gov. Sarah Palin. Yes. That Carol Fowler, spouse of Don Fowler who took his own jabs at Sarah Palin the other day that were caught on video, along with his thoughts on divine intervention with the approaching hurricane, Gustav.
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As shown above, Drudge’s latest headline shouts, “OBAMA: ‘LIPSTICK ON A PIG, STILL A PIG’” beneath a photo of Sarah Palin, and links to a Politico.com story in which Obama is quoted telling a crowd of supporters, “You know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.
Obama was actually referring to the McCain campaign’s recent embrace of the “change” theme… (emphasis mine)
I know! It was a shock to me too that Alan Colmes of FNC fame on Hannity & Colmes is omniscient. Who would have thunk it?! 😉
Silly me! Well, it’s a good thing Alan was able to set me straight on what Obama really meant. That’s the trouble with me not being all-knowing, like him. 😉
Of course, to illustrate and justify his point, Alan uses John McCain’s analysis of Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan, Dick Cheney’s analysis of John Kerry’s national security failings, etc. Yes, Alan. We know they uttered the phrase “lipstick on a pig.”
But, obviously, I give Alan’s candidate more intellectual credit than he does. I believe Obama is smart enough to slip it in with enough wiggle room to try to spin it that he did not say what it sounded like he said. Think about this….
How many days was it from Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech on 9/3/08 where she made the pitbull-lipstick analogy about herself and other hockey moms, before Obama made his joke/gaffe that, as Alan has told us, really wasn’t an allusion to Sarah Palin. Coincidence? Those coincidences are just sooooooo coincidental. Aren’t they?
Others posting on Obama’s lipstick commentary:
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“That’s not change,” Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said of what Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is offering.
“You know, you can put lipstick on a pig,” Obama said, “but it’s still a pig.”
The crowd rose and applauded, some of them no doubt thinking he may have been alluding to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s ad lib during her vice presidential nomination acceptance speech last week, “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.”
“You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called ‘change,’” Obama continued, “it’s still gonna stink after eight years.”
Is humor “above [his] pay grade” or something? Come to think of it, that line of “above my pay grade” at Rick Warren’s Saddleback forum was one of the things Obama has said that had me rolling in the floor laughing, because the truth can be awfully humorous, at times.
I think he is better off being a “community organizer” or whatever you feel appropriate calling it, rather than a comedian.
Glenn Reynolds has on-going commentary on Obama’s joke/gaffe.
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