One Diver’s Perspective.

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The Sex Card

I previously posted my thoughts on the “Race Card” and now we have the “Sex Card” apparently being played.

Obama’s campaign has accused the GOP camp of engaging in a “pathetic attempt to play the gender card.” In an e-mail to reporters Wednesday, the campaign noted two other instances of McCain using the phrase “lipstick on a pig” and its use by other Republicans such as House Minority Leader John Boehner and Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl.

What engendered this?  Obama “criticized McCain’s economic policies as similar to those of President Bush, saying: “You can put lipstick on a pig … it’s still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still going to stink after eight years.” 

And McCain’s campaign took this as smear against his V.P. candidate, Palin.

Ms. Palin’s use of the word lipstick does not give the McCain campaign exclusive use of the word.  Lipstick on a pig does not refer to Palin, and McCain’s suggestion to the contrary is, in my opinion, absurd. Yet, if McCain wants to call his running mate a pig, that is between himself and Ms. Palin.  Obama is correct, this is the sort of thing that makes people sick and tired of politics.  Its a misplaced hope, but perhaps the two of them can play nice and attack what the other actually says instead of what they claim the other impliedly says.

This is One Diver’s Perspective.

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September 10, 2008 - Posted by | Politics | , ,

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