McCain Said "Lipstick" Too

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Sept. 9 2008 9:05 PM

McCain Said "Lipstick" Too

The McCain/Palin campaign is blasting Barack Obama for using the phrase "lipstick on a pig" when talking about the Republicans' message of change. Sarah Palin's supporters say the remark was clearly an insult aimed at her. But Slate found footage of John McCain from earlier this year in which he uses the very same phrase to put down Hillary Clinton's health care plan. "I don't like to use this term," McCain told the audience at a May town hall event in Denver, "but the latest proposal I see is putting lipstick on a pig."

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Chris Wilson is a Slate contributor.

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