2008-09-11

RedState Check-in II

I know, I'm going for a lot of punishment today:
Just yesterday, Obama's "lipstick" remark came at the end of a riff he swiped from Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles.
That link goes to NewsBusters, which, I assure you, is above bias. /sarcasm. There the claim is made that Obama used the quote without attribution, even though the only reason I know Toles' name is from hearing it from Obama's mouth. NewsBusters uses as its source the Free Republic - the original Republican online forum where they can "freely express themselves" by calling people fags, spics, and generally unAmerican. Good stuff.

At the Free Republic thread referenced by this "News" organization, they are shocked, shocked to find that other people have used the phrase "Lipstick on a pig" before Obama did! Clearly, Obama plagiarized this line!

Or, you could do just a bit of critical thinking, remember Occam's razor, and postulate that maybe "Lipstick on a pig" is just a colloquialism that millions of Americans know and use. Either that, or Obama is plagiarizing from millions! We report, you decide!

1 comment:

Jim K Athens Ga said...

Heh, we'll leave the plagarism to Biden....