If there’s one thing I hate it’s the language police, and they’re at it again.
Republicans are accusing Barack Obama of sexism after he had the audacity to use the expression “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” Never mind he was referring to McCain’s brand of change and not Sarah Palin, words do not take on different meanings depending on who they are directed at!
Even if he had been talking about Palin, it doesn’t mean Palin’s a pig as Obama himself explained on the Late Show with David Letterman, “had I meant it that way, she would have been the lipstick.” The expression has and always will mean superficial changing something that stinks. And that something is political correctness.
Democrats are no better.
Last week fanatic liberals like Countdown host Keith Olbermann called Congressman Lynn Westmoreland a racist for using the word uppity to describe Barack Obama, arguing that the word uppity has often been followed by the N-word when talking about blacks. It’s bad enough interpreting other people’s words, but leave it to Olbermann to put words in your mouth.
The problem with you people (by which I mean talk show hosts) is you don’t really listen to the other side, you just hone in on buzzwords. Of course this can be quite humorous like when Judge Thomas Jones & Commissioner John Wiley Price went supernova over their white colleague using the term black hole to describe Central Collections (video right).
If you think you can hijack the English language, I say: in a pig’s eye!