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.
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According to the Environmental Working Group, many of the products we use -- cosmetics, perfumes, household cleaners and detergents -- can cause cancer.
There is something sinister about the press's complicity in allowing campaign coverage to feed hungrily on meaningless charges and counter-charges.
McCain's ploy helped waste two of the last 55 days of this election, Obama pointed out, saying that Republicans can only win by distraction and distortion.
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