Saturday, September 13, 2008

McCain gaffe leads to reverse analysis

You have to love the way US presidential politics works. Obama makes a comment about "lipstick on a pig" (which he has apparently used before long Palin and her lipstick/pitbull comment came along) and it gets interpreted by the McCain camp as a sexist attack on Palin.

Now we have McCain essentially making reference to experience and Obama saying "I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time." and it becomes McCain attacks Palin's experience.

Politics huh? Don't you just love it?


Anonymous said...

Actually, I saw a video of McCain using the 'lipstick on a pig' phrase about Hillary Clinton's healthcare plan last year...McCain is running a very dishonourable campaign and he got nailed on THE VIEW for it this week.

McCain thinks voters are stupid - well maybe they're not as stupid as he hopes...

Mostly Ordinary said...

I can't stand the US elections it's not politics it's months of cheap point scoring. Odd that they are both pretending to be the candidates of change but are using the same methods as before to win votes.

I have however noticed that no one appears to talk about McCain anymore just his running mate.

It also ruins blogs, take Blaney's Blarney it's only one of three political blogs I've got bookmarked. It's become dull as Jamie Oliver since the elections have started.

What amazes me it the US is prides itself on it's democracy yet I'm yet to see a single serious debate on what they would actually do in power - at the moment they are one level up in debating terms than usenet. I'm pretty sure the voters deserve better.

PS - I've been using Google chrome and it's rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Google Chrome is not for me either.
Has politics always been like this? I have only begun to show an interest in the last couple of years. Its like listening to a bunch of teenage girls. Last week there was the 'uppity nigger' accusation, now we have the 'lipstick on a pig' remark. I fell about laughing after reading about Miliband and that Russian bloke fucking and blinding at each other. It's no wonder we are in such a mess.