Honey, You Stink Like Old Fish

Connect the dots.

I won’t even use the term ‘man’ to describe this trash-talk. This is someone who describes his female opponent as a ‘piece of paper called change’…’wrapped around a piece of old fish’…that ‘stinks’. At this point, calling Palin ‘garbage’ would be a step up.

It’s that bad. And the worst of it is that so many in the media know exactly what’s happening and are scared to death of being branded as ‘racists’ for questioning the honesty and the integrity of this loathsome individual.

‘Stinks like a piece of old fish’. I was brought up to never make comments about fish and odor when women are being discussed, under any circumstances no matter what, for reasons that are so frigging obvious they don’t bear elaboration.

Many of the folks in the Obama camp, however, do not blink when the terms ‘b*tch’ and ‘wh*re’ are used in daily discourse, or in music, or in films.

Misogyny? What’s that? Throughout the long, bitter primary battles the Obama camp denied that their candidate ever attacked his primary opponent using gender. And now that a mother of five is kicking butt up and down the block out come the sexist slurs once again.

Times have changed. The good news is that nobody who heard Obama  follow the ‘Palin-Pig’ comparison with his “stinks like a piece of old fish” believes there is anything innocent at all about the candidate of change. It remains to be seen whether a media so inured to sexism will rise up to call the crud to account. An apology is, of course, impossible.

It won’t much matter. Few women, I suspect, find anything remotely inspiring or funny about comparing Sarah Palin to a `stinking piece of old fish wrapped in paper’

The Obama campaign will simply deny any derogatory attack ever took place and play the victim.

Female voters, I suspect, will be pitiless. Except those who don’t mind being  compared to ‘pigs’ and ‘stinking pieces of old fish’, of course.

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  1. I think I’ll go get me some lip-stick and paint myself up, right after I wrap myself in a piece of paper called change.

    Sorry about the fish smell.

    What’s a girl to do?

  2. First of all, talking about the McCain-Palin campaign and Sarah Palin are not the same thing.  Second, calling the Republicans “garbage” would be a step up, but it would also be a step up if the McCain-Palin campaign wasn’t garbage.  Calling a spade a spade is something I’m perfectly comfortable with (my God – I said something about a spade in a conversation that has something vaguely to do with a black person!  The horror!)

    But of course, the point isn’t actually sexism or racism or any other fucking -ism.  Seriously, who fucking cares dude?  Either our nation and its politics are about something more important than who said something mean about whom, or it is a pathetic waste of time and we’d all be better of watching The Hills.  

    If you’re against Obama, be against him for substantive reasons.  There are many.  Read Larison to find some inspiration.

    • pfiore8 on September 10, 2008 at 9:55 am

    give me a fucking break. this really pisses me off. like this is important stuff.

    the context of his statement was clear: you can dress up your depraved agenda, like putting lipstick on a pig.

    wow. you can’t be this far gone, can you????

    kidneystones, man. where are you????????????????

  3. ‘Stinks like a piece of old fish’. I was brought up to never make comments about fish and odor when women are being discussed

  4. So at least quote the entire thing and delete the elipses.  And let the readers evaluate the merits of your contentions.

    This from ABC:

    Last October, asked about Sen. Hillary Clinton’s health care plan, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was blunt.

    McCain said Clinton’s proposal was “eerily” similar to the ill-fated plan she devised in 1993.

    “I think they put some lipstick on a pig,” he said, “but it’s still a pig.”



    A common expression, right?

    McCain surely wasn’t calling Clinton a pig.

    After all, McCain’s former press secretary, Torie Clarke, wrote a book called “Lipstick on a Pig: Winning in the No-Spin Era.”

    Elizabeth Edwards told some health journalists that McCain’s health care plan was like “painting lipstick on a pig.”

    Tonight Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said of McCain painting himself as a change agent, “You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”

    The crowd rose and applauded.

    (Some of them no doubt were thinking he may have been in some way alluding to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s ad lib during her vice presidential nomination acceptance speech last week, “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.”)

    “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called ‘change,'” Obama continued, “it’s still gonna stink after eight years. We’ve had enough of the same old thing! It’s time to bring about real change to Washington.  And that’s the choice you’ve got in this election.”

    There you have it.  Frankly, I’m not buying.

    • Edger on September 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    all you want. He’ll still be a pig.


    • dkmich on September 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    You can read into his comments whatever you will and turn them into whatever size mountain you please; but I personally think you are the one that is OT.  Lipstick on a pig and smelly fish are no more sexist than pretty “boy” is racist.  You obviously have a different agenda that this simply feeds.  

  5. Get the power to make the USA jump through hoops?

    I want that to be over. NOW.

  6. to the McCain campaign’s trying to establish themselves as the agents of reform and change. Seeing as Bushes speech writer and Karl Rove are briefing this pit bull with lipstick (her description by the way) she is hardly an agent of change and reform. Your big hate on for Obama is blinding you. As a woman I find Palin extremely insulting. She’s Bush in a female form to me. Pig ignorant comes to mind in your case.    

    • Edger on September 10, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I’m John McCain, and I approved this message

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