Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin is known as a hockey mom and told a joke during her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention when she saw a group of women holding hockey mom signs: “I love those hockey moms. You know they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.”
That joke has received a lot of play in the mainstream media and is retold often around the water coolers, talk shows and blogs of America. It has come to symbolize Sarah Palin.
Today, at a Lebanon, Virginia campaign stop, Senator Barack Obama stated “you can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.” What was he suggesting? Just an old expression or a personal attack? I think the latter. Judging by the reaction of Obama’s audience, I think they think he’s talking about Sarah Palin also. Watch the video and decide for yourself.