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September 11, 2008

lipstick.jpg      Washington politics were awash in lipstick fury this week, which turned out to be a good thing for some cosmetic makers who couldn’t ask for better free advertising. Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin joked at her party’s convention that the difference between a “hockey mom” and a pit bull was lipstick. Then Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama likened Republican reform plans to putting “lipstick on a pig”. A war of words was waged, to the glee of fashion firms.

     ”We’re noticing women coming to our counters with a renewed interest in lipstick,” said Elizabeth Park, executive vice president Global Marketing and General Manager at Elizabeth Arden U.S.

       Wonder if sales of bacon and pit bulls are up too?

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IF YOU’RE AN AMERICAN, THIS SHOULD REALLY PI$$ YOU OFF REGARDLESS OF PARTY

State Republicans, though, have a plan to give the McCain campaign an edge: suppress the vote.

The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.

“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.

State election rules allow parties to assign “election challengers” to polls to monitor the election. In addition to observing the poll workers, these volunteers can challenge the eligibility of any voter provided they “have a good reason to believe” that the person is not eligible to vote. One allowable reason is that the person is not a “true resident of the city or township.”

The Michigan Republicans’ planned use of foreclosure lists is apparently an attempt to challenge ineligible voters as not being “true residents.”

The scheme would, of course, disproportionately affect African-American families in the area, who are more likely to vote Democratic, and more likely to be in foreclosure as a result of sub-prime loans.

This is just part of a “comprehensive voter-challenge campaign” Michigan Republicans are launching this year, which will coordinate with the regional McCain campaign to train volunteers in challenging those who wish to vote on Election Day. (Whether the foreclosure-driven scheme will be implemented statewide is unclear.)

Asked about the GOP’s efforts, Carabelli said, “I would rather not tell you all the things we are doing.”

Posted by basementfrog | Report as abusive
 

I FEEL MR.OBAMA LEFT HIS USUAL NEW ENGLAND HARVARD EDUCATION STYLE TEMPORARILY WHEN HE APPARENTLY TRIED TO GO TOE TO TOE WITH MRS. PALIN OR PIT PIG AGAINST PIT BULL. I DON’T FEEL IT WAS IN GOOD TASTE FOR HIM. FOR SOMEONE ELSE, MAYBE, BUT, NOT FOR HIM. AFTERALL, HE HAS AN IMAGE TO UP HOLD AS THE FIRST TO REPRESENT HIS TWO OR THREE RACES. IT IS NOT THAT SARCASM IS NOT ACCEPTABLE ON HIS PART, BUT, I FEEL HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE SENSITIVE IN HIS CHOICE OF SARCASM, BE IT METAPHORE OR LITERAL SPEECH. HE IS KNOWN FOR HIS GIFT OF SPEECH OR GIFT OF SPEAKING. I DON’T FEEL HE HAS ANYTHING ELSE GOING FOR HIM THAT ISN’T QUESTIONED. MAYBE MR. CLINTON GAVE HIM TOO MUCH CREDIT WHEN HE POINTED OUT THAT HE WAS A GOOD SPEAKER. MAYBE WE SHOULD FIND SOMETHING ELSE OTHER THAN HIS GIFT OF SPEECH TO SOUND OFF WHEN PRAISING HIM. SURELY THERE MUST BE SOMETHING ELSE WE CAN COME UP WITH WITHOUT BEING CRUDE OR INSENSITIVE.

DOES MR. OBAMA HAVE A GIRL FRIEND HE COULD, MAYBE KID ABOUT SOMETIME TO SORT OF LET US THINK THAT HE IS NOT SUCH A WIND-UP PIECE OF PERFECTION THAT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO MAKE A MISTAKE. HAS HE EVER VISITED COOK COUNTY JAIL TO RECRUIT SOME VOTES? THAT’S A VERY LARGE GATHERING IN ONE PLACE.

MR. OBAME IS THE PICTURE OF HEALTH. NOT AN OUNCE OF FAT ON HIS FRAME. THIS IS TRUE OF HIM AND MICHELLE. BOTH ARE TALL AND LEAN AND TO HEAR MR. OBAMA REMARK ABOUT A PIG IN REFERENCE TO ANYONE IS TO BE CONSIDERED RUDE OR INCONSIDERATE, TO SAY NOTHING OF THE LIPSTICK REMARK, BEING FEMNIST SLURRING TO GAIN NOTHING.

 

Ms. Davis, you are reaching very hard and far to find something with which to criticize Obama. The phrase he used is a very old phrase which has been in the popular lexicon for a long time, and of course you knew he was not using the phrase to insult Sarah “bridge of lies” Palin. And I refered to the bridge to no – where on purpose, so I suppose THAT is an insult. And I am, I admit here, speculating about your motives for this post of yours. I get the impression you are implacably against Mr. Obama – and am guessing you are against him for the two usual, unadmitted reasons – l. He’s a Democrat ahd hence a thinking person, and 2. He, uh, is NOT a Caucasion.

Posted by Dan Scribner | Report as abusive
 

I find it sad that in this modern time people still spend so much time in petty insults. none of the current persons running is ideal to any of the parties. it matters not if they are white or black or green or blue. every time a person starts using color as a reason to vote for or against a person they are admitting that they are both uneducated and prejudice in there thinking.

we can not use the national media for accurate information as they persist in running personal agendas for one camp or the other.

i have yet to discover a news group that is saying with out any bias this is the side by side stand of each person on each issue. all of them are too busy pointing out that this person said and that person said. who the heck cares.

i also find it amusing that this article that only noted that lipstick was seeing a uptick in sales and that is was possibly attached to the silliness of an election year has become a platform for casting rocks at any person for the political views they have.

congrats to the lipstick companies that are able in this economy to take advantage of some unexpected sales. More power to them and the people who work in that factory producing the product.

seems that the candidates are helping the job market after all.

so vote as you will just don’t expect me to jump up and down with excitement over your personal choice. and don’t assume that because i disagree with you that i am predigest in my view. it could be that we just disagree.

Posted by Late Night at work | Report as abusive
 

It stuns me to think how far we (as a nation) have become divided. Red states blue states black and white religious atheist. I personally do not endorse either candidate but what “Mr. Obama” said was I believe a joke and a harmless one at that. Ms Palin did after all refer to herself as a pit-bull. Although they are beautiful dogs but are know in the mainstream as vicious fighting animals. But we all know she was joking right? Why has political correctness become this far from the point. We need to not demean anyone but at the same time we can’t laugh at ourselves. I’m afraid this boils all down to a black man “making fun” of a white woman and that ladies and gentleman makes me sick to think that we (as a nation) have not progressed since the 1800′s.

Posted by Chris | Report as abusive
 

53 Days Until Election Day!

Palin is Bush all over again.

Remember? Flub a little on your first time out, lower expectations, then slam it home the next time.

Buyer beware. We have to remember that they have choreographed every step.

That being said: it’s all about the ground troops. If we don’t want McCain/Palin in the white house, we need to stop blogging (so much :) and start calling and donating and canvasing.

I’m from NY, but I spent this past weekend in NH canvassing door-to-door. I traveled there with three other cars full of volunteers. In October I will spend another weekend in NH knocking on doors. On Election Day I will be in NH driving people to the polls. I’m making calls every night from home.

What are you going to do?
http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/a ctioncenter

P.S. I just donated (again) and my “first edition Obama magnet” is on it’s way!


Kevin B

I’m saying it now: President Barack H. Obama, Jr., 2009 – 2017

53 Days Until Election Day!

Posted by Kb | Report as abusive
 

So now who’s the celebrity?

A book banning, librarian firing, oil company loving, helecopter shooting, no wastewater treating but gymnasium building, poor managing, no foreign affairs policy-ing, useless (but very pretty) PIG!

LOL, you selected a pig for VP! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Go back to Alaska, You under-educated ingnorant lumps!

Ignorance is unpatriotic!

Posted by Fred | Report as abusive
 

HaHaHaHaHaHa! LOL. John McCain was against a mayor or governor before he was for it!

LOLLOLLOL

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/12  /mccain-last-year-mayors-a_n_125944.htm l


Kevin B

I’m saying it now: President Barack H. Obama, Jr., 2009 – 2017

Posted by Kb | Report as abusive
 

What I find amusing are all the signs that have come out lately for Palin that say “lipstick wearers unite.” Does this include cross-dressers?

Posted by Jordan | Report as abusive
 

Why is the MSM in the US so afraid of exposing McCain of what he is?
What happened between McCain and his first wife:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl e-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously -left-behind.html

Posted by Shawn | Report as abusive
 

The Democratic party is supposed to be all about change. All I hear from Obama is him stereo typing Mcain as Bushes twin. Come on, lets let all Indivuals stand on their own voting records and character and be judge by the public. Thats Wright, Obama doesn’t vote, he’s just Present in meetings. No decision making here.
Glad to see America is giving Obama a fare chance and not stereo typing him, as to his past. America has changed, Obama just doesn’t get it. He has been listening to, too much Wright/Wrong.

Posted by Russell Avocato | Report as abusive
 

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