Judging from the wailing and gnashing of teeth that we're hearing from WingNuttia (a magical land, where everyone has guns and practices a suitably acceptable variety of one of the many Christian religions) you would think that poor helpless moose executioner Sarah Palin was abducted by crazed leftist radicals and forced to watch "Fahrenheit 9/11" repeatedly while strapped into a chair with her eyelids forced open like Malcolm McDowell in the torture scene from "A Clockwork Orange"!
What's causing the Republicans to currently get their panties all twisted into a bunch is the fact that Barack Obama used the very same term describing Palin's record that John Sidney McCain used to describe Hillary Clinton at some earlier time.
Here's the Politico:
Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan on Tuesday – introducing Joe Biden at a campaign event – ripped into Palin’s record and punctuated it with this snarky jab. “There’s no way you can dress up that record, even with a lot of lipstick,” he said. Later in the day, Obama used a variation of the lipstick line, though he was clearly talking about the McCain-Palin reform rhetoric. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said. "It's still a pig."Republicans everywhere are swooning dramatically and clutching at the curtains to keep themselves from falling over!
They're saying: "How DARE those treacherous Democrats somehow through our painfully tortured logic compare our Blessed Virgin Mary reincarnate, Sarah Palin, to an ANIMAL???"
Lest anyone forget, this is the image that Saint Sarah herself brought to mind during her teleprompter'd speech last week.
How DARE she refer to herself, a WOMAN fer Christ's sake, as a goddamned dirty DOG?!?