UPDATE: It seems that even Obama’s pig-with-lipstick remark was stolen from an editorial cartoon! Now you tell me that Copy-Cato-Bama really didn’t intend to slur Palin.
On a tip from Red Planet Cartoons.
So Obama really stepped in the pigshot (sic) with his lipstick on a pig remark.
Could the controversy get any more embarassing for him? It sure could!
I love editorial cartoons, and I laugh at Obama, so this is the perfect combination:
From World Net Daily:
Obama plagiarized ‘lipstick speech’?
Comments almost word-for-word copy of Washington Post political cartoon
By Aaron Klein
Remarks by Sen. Barack Obama yesterday leading up to his controversial “lipstick on a pig” jab at the McCain campaign mirror almost word-for-word a political cartoon published last week in the Washington Post.
Much has been made of Obama criticizing McCain’s idea of “change” by stating, “You can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.” Taking it as an attack McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, the campaign responded with a video on the Internet today.
But less attention has been paid to Obama’s statements just preceding the lipstick reference, which appear to be an un-attributed copy of the caption in a Washington Post political cartoon by Tom Toles Sept 5.