Doug gave us his excellent post on the â€œlipstick on a pigâ€ issue. Now Iâ€™d like to add a couple of words.
One of the reasons to like John McCain is that heâ€™s tough. But overreacting to a comment by Barack Obama makes his campaign and his supporters look like a bunch of whiners. I donâ€™t think Obama even meant the â€œlipstick on a pigâ€ idiom to be a personal insult towards Sarah Palin. But even if he did, so what? Suck it up. Palin doesnâ€™t need to be coddled. From what I could tell from her acceptance speech, she can more than hold her own in the political arena.
McCainâ€™s campaign needs to keep their focus if they want to win. Whining and moaning about even the most imperceptible of slights doesnâ€™t make McCain look presidential.