I wasn’t going to jump into the fray over Barack Obama’s ‘Lipstick on a pig” comment… Frankly I don’t think they were intentionally or maliciously directed at Governor Palin. In politics though it’s not just what you say it’s what people hear.
I understand the point Senator Obama was trying to make, I disagree with it, but I don’t think he meant it as an insult to Governor Palin.
You can watch the video you can judge for yourself.
Personally, I’m more bothered by the comments made by Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen on the house floor and those made by South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler.
Congressman Cohen made the following remarks on the house floor:
“I submit to you, Mr. Speaker, that the parties have differences. But if you want change, you want the Democratic Party. Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.”
Um, Congressman you might want to reread your bible, admittedly I’m a little fuzzy on this, but I seem to recall that it was the community organizers who worked up the crowd that crucified Christ.
I’m at as loss for what to say about this… From the Politico:
South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate “whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
Palin is an opponent of abortion rights and gave birth to her fifth child, Trig, earlier this year after finding out during her pregnancy that the baby had Down syndrome.
Fowler told my colleague Alex Burns in an interview that the selection of an opponent of abortion rights would not boost McCain among many women.
Call me crazy but personally, I think dismissing Governor Palin’s achievements this way is just a bit sexist.