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Lipstick on a Pig

Michael McAuliff

Dems To DeMint: Portraying Lawmaker As A Conservative 'Like Putting Lipstick On A Pig' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

While conservative kingmaker Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) mulls endorsing fresh Republican candidates for 2012, The Huffington Post has learned that Democ...

Politicians and Spin II

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

In an earlier post I wrote about how Richard Blumenthal, the attorney general of Connecticut, who is running for Christopher Dodd's Democratic seat in...

Opposition to Health Care Reform Peaks Early, But Falls Fast -- Like Sarah Palin?

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

If you rise too fast and peak too early, then you fall just as hard. It is a lesson that the GOP needs to learn in order to stay relevant for the majority of Americans who consider themselves to be in the center.

Morning Joe's "Top 10 Most Ridiculous Stories Of Campaign '08"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist put together a package of his Top 10 Most Ridiculous Stories Of Campaign '08, which aired Friday morning on MSNBC. ...

Advice To Online Video: Go For The Jugular

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

As my feminist, Cameroon trekking girlfriend said last night, "I vowed not to hate Palin but shes making it impossible." Ain't that the truth!

2,000 Days Since "Mission Accomplished"

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denis Campbell

Now the war barely merits an above the fold headline. When we should be having a great national debate, we're bogged down in lip-sticked pigs, one group crying terrorist at every corner and a shadowy group of election 'officials' poised to steal yet another election.

Friday Talking Points [52] -- What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I started blogging over two years ago. That is to say, right about the time the 2008 presidential campaign began. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration...

Elephants in the Room

Sara Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Geiger


I am Freaking the F--K Out

Alec Brownstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Brownstein

I've gave Obama money, my first ever political contribution. I post tons of Daily Show videos on my Facebook page. I constantly email articles to my friends. I've become a political spaz.

It's the Democracy, Stupid: Campaigns of McCain and Palin Show How They Would Govern

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The disconnect between McCain's words and his actions, all in an effort to distort his record, is the central approach to his campaign. And it smells a lot like the last eight years of Bush.

"Lipstick" is the New Spanx®

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brett Ashley McKenzie

Some women invoke their gender to conceal their personality flaws, excuse factually inaccurate or downright dishonest statements, and play the victim card when the need be.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

A new poll this week showed Sarah Palin's approval ratings nosediving -- especially among women. It's as if she had been the new guest at a long-running dinner party: at first we were grateful for the new blood and, after oft-repeated tales of fighter pilot heroism and Harvard Law achievement, delighted to hear fresh stories about moose burgers, government jets sold on eBay, boondoggle bridges rejected, and lipsticked pit bulls. But suddenly we couldn't help but notice that the house was on fire. And as amused as they were by all the new stories and new characters, the American people knew that the "Welcome Sarah" party was over. It's time to get serious.

Lipstick on Pigs and Other "Gotchas": Time to Get Serious

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

There are too many problems to waste time on "gotcha" politics, with each side counterpunching the other on personal attacks and innuendo, while the American people are getting more and more fed up.

John McCain's Yellow Talk Express

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

John McCain is a coward. We have heard countless invocations of Senator McCain's courage during his 1,966 days in captivity, but it is time for the S...

McCain Tacitly Admits Lies -- Then Distorts Facts

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

So, all the bluster last week that anyone called Sarah Palin a "pig" wasn't really based in truth, McCain admits. Yet, he never stopped his campaign from lying.

Jason Linkins

Project Runway's Tim Gunn Weighs In On Sarah Palin | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week's Fashion Week in New York City proved to be no oasis from political discussion -- not with dauntless videographer Liz Glover on the scene. ...

Women, Where Are You?

April Mellody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
April Mellody

The "lipstick" controversy was a cynical attempt by the McCain camp to use the gender card to distract voters from the real issues at hand.

You Want Real Change, America? Choose the Black Democrat, Not the Old White Republican and his Lying Huckabee-in-Drag!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With the GOP's Darth Vader, Karl Rove, as their Shaman and strategic guru, McPalin is trying to convince voters that it is they, not the Democrats, who are the real agents of change.

Obama Gets Tough. Too Little, Too Late?

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

With the kind of pushback he's been offering, Obama oughta be looking to play cribbage this November with the guys at the assisted living home for Democrats. Except that Obama had himself a siddown with Bill Clinton.

The Lipstick Indicator

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Hertz

The Lipstick Indicator Dear Barack, It's 9/11 and I don't feel like writing about lipstick but I'm depressed by the mood in New York and I'm depress...

Miss Piggy stays out of Obama dust-up

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

NEW YORK — I am here in the Obama bubble for a busy day commemorating the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States. The campai...

The Power of No

Alex Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Jones

There is something sinister about the press's complicity in allowing campaign coverage to feed hungrily on meaningless charges and counter-charges.

Nico Pitney

Bill O'Reilly Defends Obama, Slams Smears | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill O'Reilly led off tonight's episode of The Factor with a pointed critique of the latest small-minded content of the news cycle, criticizing the Mc...

Meghan McCain: My Dad Says "Lipstick On A Pig"

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Hill reports: John McCain's daughter Meghan is not taking offense to Barack Obama's "lipstick on a pig" line like the rest of her father's campa...

Jason Linkins

I'm Officially Shutting Down This 'Lipstick On A Pig' Discussion | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The phrase "lipstick on a pig" is commonplace, well understood, not freighted with sexist connotation, and it's not some sort of inside-the-beltway neologism.