Obama Strikes Back on Contrived Lipstick Controversy


Barack Obama addressed the controversy (widely regarded as contrived) over his "lipstick on a pig" remarks during an appearance in Norfolk, Virginia on Wednesday, accusing the McCain campaign of childish distortion and deliberate distraction from more substantive issues.



"I want to address the latest made-up controversy by the John McCain campaign," Obama said. "What their campaign has done this morning is the same game that has made people sick and tired of politics in this country. They seize on an innocent remark, throw out an outrageous ad because they know it is catnip for the media. It would be funny except for the news media decided that was the lead story yesterday. The McCain campaign would much rather have a story about phony and foolish diversion than about the future."




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