It was a slip of the tongue, people. You know how the brain works. It only came out that way because Palin’s “pitbull/lipstick” comment was close by, in poor Barack’s recently viewed files. When smart people are talking, you know, their next thoughts are already being formulated before the last one makes it out of their mouths and, sometimes, The Subconscious will slip a little something special in there when they’re not looking… Hasn’t that ever happened to you?

True, it was mildly unfortunate that the animal Barack’s subconscious chose was a pig. And that it was lipstick and not, say, a hat… He could just as easily have said “You can put silk boxers on a turkey; it’s still a turkey…” But then people would have said he was referring to his opponent.

I can’t imagine why it came out the way it did.


Every other liberal blogger on the planet has already done a fine job of making a laughingstock of the vulgar, gun-totin’, moose-dressin’, god-fearin’, book-bannin’, Adam ‘n’ Eve believin’, climate change denyin’, choice-hatin’, trailer-park bimbo psychobitch who’s left the good ol’ US of A only once in her life and thinks the Iraq war is her god’s plan.

So I won’t bother.

The sad thing is, she may get the last laugh. There sometimes seem to be more of them than there are of us.

[Added Sept. 11: OK, evidently "lipstick on a pig" is a common expression in Illinois (hey, I'm from California, how am I supposed to know?). Check out smooth Barack on Letterman talking about the faux pas that wasn't a faux pas.]