The 2008 campaign trail continues to be littered with potholes of absurdity.
In the latest round of verbal sparring between the presidential contenders, Democrat Barack Obama was anything but sheepish when he served up the following gem at a rally in front a dogged crowd of supporters in Virginia on Tuesday:
“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 going to stink after eight years.”
OK Barack, I think get where you’re going with this one. Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin’s the pig. And I logically assume that GOP presidential nominee John McCain is the old fish.
So, in his own mind, what political animal is Obama? Or is he supposed to be the “piece of paper called change?”
And if he is just a piece of paper in this little game then he better hope that the GOP turns out to be a rock rather that a pair of scissors on Election Day.
My best guess is that Big O is the “piece of paper called change” since he said just a couple of days ago that McCain and Company have been parroting “change” as their campaign theme because “Obama has been talking about change. That seems to be working. Maybe we should try to say it too.”
But what the heck is a “piece of paper called change” anyway? For some reason it makes me think of a streetcar named desire and a boy named Sue … which makes absolutely no sense.
If Obama is turning people into animals, then what about his running mate, Joe Biden? If Palin’s a pig and McCain’s a fish what kind of animal would Biden be in Obamaland?
I’m going to have to do a little homework to figure that one out. If I get lucky and find an animal with hair plugs I’ll have my answer.
There’s certainly no question about one thing: It’s going to be a long, annoying, migraine-inducing two months of partisan bickering until the election is finally over.
I really wish I was a bear so I could just hibernate through this whole mess.
Hear that Big O? If Palin’s a pig, McCain’s a fish and you’re just a piece of paper I want to be a bear, OK?