Sarah Palin injected lipstick into the political lexicon in her speech in St. Paul, which is the script she uses all the time. She was reeling off the zingers that had been written for her and seemed to veer from the (tele)Prompter to add a joke about hockey moms and pit bulls with lipstick as the punch line.
The lipstick line (ital) resignated (end ital) as W. would say, even with progressives; many emails have spun puns around it, and a (female) caller to my radio show today referred to the almost-Miss-Alaska as "Bush with lipstick".
Then I got an email flash from Ari Melber, who is on the Obama press bus and is filing frequently at www.washingtonindependent.com with this story from Lebanon, Virginia. http://www.washingtonindependent.com/5304/mccain-camp-plays-gender-card
So Obama was reaching for ways to say McCain and Palin are stretching the truth and fibbin about some sh*t and used the old cliche about putting lipstick on a pig. And the GOP Slime Squad's Sexism Strike Force spins into action, outraged by its own concoction--that Obama called Palin a pig.
They'll say anything, twist everything they can as they play the politics of distraction and destruction. Hold your nose, watch your back.