Politico reports a statement Barack Obama made in Virginia today. The crowd watching him was sure it referred to Sarah Palin – and cheered.
“You can put lipstick on a pig,” he said as the crowd cheered. “It’s still a pig.”
Jake Tapper also reported that the reference was to Palin.
The crowd rose and applauded, some of them no doubt thinking he may have been alluding to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s ad lib during her vice presidential nomination acceptance speech last week, “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.”
Tapper updates to say Obama claims the reference was not to Saracuda.
How dumb do they think we are?
Update – that was fast – here’s the video.
Update – Here’s the McCain/Palin response ad.