Tom Spaulding has the best take on the Obama-pigs-lipstick scandal.
Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra.
"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig."
"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink."
"We've had enough of the same old thing."
... BTW, If McCain had characterized Obama's secretiveness regarding Ayers and Wright as "Trying to get the fried chicken recipe from Colonel Sanders", or described Obama's Marxist environmental programs as "Like watermelons...Green on the outside, Red on the inside", would that be simply using a "turn of the phrase" and would McCain not be attacked by libs?
But I think the McCain camp could have handled this smarter by not asking for an apology. Why not say something like "If Obama wants to call Sarah Palin a pig in lipstick then that's up to him. We don't think that's the kind of change that voters are looking for."