Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pretty in Pink.

Pitbull or Victim?
Originally uploaded by cobalt123
A Flickr friend Cobalt123 posted this picture today along with opinion piece in the Kansas City Star about the whole lipstick-wearing pitbulls and pigs and stinky wrapped fish that's not change which I liked:

Lipstick, pitbulls, pigs...and a fish

By George Harris, Kansas City Star Reader Advisory Panel

Let’s do the history.

Governor Sarah Palin said the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull is you can put lipstick on a hockey mom.

Obama, ridiculing the McCain/Palin’s new "change" mantra, said,
"You can put lipstick on a pig. "It's still a pig.You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink."

And the Republicans cried foul, saying Obama was calling Palin a pig. Or maybe a fish.

Say what? Sarah Palin says she’s like a pit bull but with lipstick, but don’t dare compare her to a pig?

Of course, Obama didn’t put the lipstick on Palin but on the opponent’s campaign slogan.

Whatever. The uproar made me wonder when the pigs, pit bulls and fish are gonna take offense.

“Hey,” Porky says, “Don’t even think about putting me in the same sentence with a pit bull. This is an affront to porkers everywhere.”

“Speaking of Washington lobbyists,” the pit bull says, “the porkers have practically ruined this country. You can put lipstick on a lobbyist and some congressman will ask it for a date.”

“How offensive,” Porky replies. “Lots of lobbyists look really nice in lipstick. And who’d want to date a pit bull, even one with lipstick. Anyway, don't you dare compare me to a Washington lobbyist.”

“Now you’ve crossed the line, Porky. I know a pit bull with five kids, and people are standing in line to get to see her.”

“Oh yeah?”

“Yeah, Fishface.”

“Don’t call me Fishface! Unless you mean like a dolphin ‘cause they’re cute. And don't mix your metaphors.”

"You probably mean don't confound the similes, you illiterate slime dog."

“Well, lipstick on your collar tells a tale on you.”

“Huh? What does that mean?”

“If you can’t figure that out, you’re dumb as a post.”

“Don’t you dare call me a post.”

“Oh, never mind.”

And this is what we call political discourse.