Here’s an interesting little quote direct from the Official White House website, reporting Vice President Cheney’s November 1, 2004 remarks about John Kerry at the Jackson Hole airport.
Well, he’s working very hard to cover it up. Now, we got into the campaign, of course, and he’s trying hard to cover up the fact that he voted against the first Gulf War; against Operation Desert Storm; voted against most of the weapons systems that President Reagan used to keep the peace and win the Cold War. But the point is that no matter how hard he tries, no matter how much spin he tries to put on it, that you can’t cover that record up with a little tough talk during the course of the campaign, that as we say in Wyoming, you can put all the lipstick you want on a pig, but in the end of the day, it’s still a pig.
Barack Obama also seems to love the lipstick. Reported in the Washington Post, September 14, 2007.
‘I think that both General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker are capable people who have been given an impossible assignment,’ Sen. Barack Obama said yesterday in a telephone interview. ‘George Bush has given a mission to General Petraeus, and he has done his best to try to figure out how to put lipstick on a pig.
I’m in the wrong business. Seems there must be lots of money in the pig cosmetic business in Washington.