Lipstick-On-A-Pig Swag For You!

DAMN! Things move so fast these days. Wasn’t it just yesterday Barack used the expression “lipstick on a pig,” a very common folksy metaphor BOTH candidates have used many times, and the McCain camp went into full faux-outrage mode, pretending they believed Barack was calling Palin a pig. So of course Barack comes out this morning heaping righteous derision on their outrage, and I begin a series of two essays entitled “Lipstick on TWO Pigs,” one on McCain and one on Palin, two of my ponderous wordy tomes that probably won’t be done till Friday. And meanwhile Josh writes this pithy paragraph (I’ll copy that at “read more”) which inspires the 538 folks to the following artistic heights; AND NOW THERE ARE TEESHIRTS. (men’s, women’s.)

Let’s face it. Lipstick on a pig is a classic American phrase. And there’s just no better way to describe the McCain-Palin ticket. The ‘Reformer’ whose whole campaign and senate office is run by a crew of high-rolling DC lobbyists? The earmark slayer whose state this year got ten times more earmarks than any other state in the country? Whose city when she was mayor got twenty times as many? The whole operation is just one big bamboozling lie. And lipstick on a pig is just using good American English to explain it. If McCain and Palin don’t like it they should have thought of that before they decided to run as frauds.

P.S. You just know this means those Liberal OC boyz are going to discover this in a week or two. You guys are lucky to have me here.

About Vern Nelson

Greatest pianist/composer in Orange County, and official political troubadour of Anaheim and most other OC towns. Regularly makes solo performances, sometimes with his savage-jazz band The Vern Nelson Problem. Reach at, or 714-235-VERN.