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Obama Blasts McCain on Lipstickgate: Enough of the lies and distractions!

Watch the video. Enough is enough!

Enough is Enough

“What their campaign has done this morning is the same game that has made people sick and tired of politics in this country. They seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw out an outrageous ad because they know it’s catnip for the news media,” Mr. Obama said. “I’m assuming you guys heard this watching the news. I’m talking about John McCain’s economic policies and I said here’s more of the same, ‘You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. Suddenly, they say, Oh you must be talking about the governor of Alaska!’”

As the audience applauded, he added: “See it would be funny, it would be funny except, of course the news media decided that was the lead story yesterday. The McCain campaign would much rather have the story about phony and foolish diversions than about the future.”

By devoting a little more than five minutes to the lipstick controversy, Mr. Obama said he was finished discussing the matter and return to issues that Americans are concerned about . (Time will tell, of course, if this really is the final word on the subject.)

“Spare me the phony outrage. Spare me the phony talk about change,” Mr. Obama said. “We have real problems in this country right now and the American people are looking to us for answers, not distractions, no diversions, not manipulations.”

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