I am not pignacious by nature, but when the national media as well as the usual rightwing suspects go off their Purina rat chow because they willfully choose to misinterpret Barack Obama’s use of a worn-out, agrarian-age idiom -- putting lipstick on a pig -- I am more convinced than ever that this republic is officially on life support and the power's about to be cut.
As I suggested elsewhere, all lefty bloggers and commenters should use the pig-lipstick expression (and variants) as often as possible until the election. Why? Oh, fuck, why not. We have to find some way to amuse ourselves while awaiting the total collapse of our country.
Here’s what I’ve got so far. Leave your contributions in Comments and I’ll include them in Updates.
__ Putting lipstick on a pig is a skill Sarah Palin practices several times daily.
__ Bush’s efforts to shore up his legacy is like putting lipstick on the wrong end of a pig.
__ McCain’s flip-flopping on crucial issues is akin to a pig trying to select the most flattering shade of lipstick.
__ “Pig-lipsticking happens.” -- Rummy Pig
__ “Goodbye from the world’s biggest lipstick-wearing pig!” -- Dubya Pig
__ “The Geneva Convention does not apply to pigs who wear lipstick.” -- Yoo Pig
__ "[Palin‘s] already shown that she can shoot the pig, put lipstick on it, bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan.” -- From Mo Pig‘s Pigmalion-themed column
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