Hillary Smacks McCain on Faux Lipstick Controversy
The backlash on the McCain camps ridiculous claims that Senator Obama called Sarah Palin a pig is growing. Chris Matthews did a good job taking down this controversy, and now Hillary Clinton steps to the plate.
At a Capitol Hill news conference today, Hillary Clinton defended Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” comment, accusing McCain of using the controversy to distract from substantive issues in the campaign.
“Barack has made this clear,” she said responding to a question about the lipstick remark, which Republicans have condemned as a “disgraceful” and “sexist” attack on Palin. “It was no way meant as an affront.”
During the press conference, which addressed equal pay for women, Clinton added that “Republicans need to lift up the dialogue” and blamed McCain’s campaign for trying to “divert attention away from challenges facing Americans.”
She also stated that she’ll be back on the trail for Obama this fall:
The former Democratic presidential candidate told reporters that she’ll soon return to the campaign trail to stump for the Obama-Biden ticket, “working very hard to make the case for Sen. Obama … being as forceful as I can to lay out the contrast” between the two camps.
Good for Hillary. She also refused to take the bait the media is tossing out to get her to engage with Gov. Palin, which would give the media the “catfight” they are so desperate for. Sorry Media, you’re not getting what you want.