McCain: Obama didn't call Palin a pig

After all the frenzy whipped up by his campaign was over with, John McCain finally spoke up.


Alex Koppelman
September 16, 2008 3:01AM (UTC)

Remember all that fury from Republicans who claimed that Barack Obama had, in using an old line about putting "lipstick on a pig," actually called Sarah Palin a pig? Remember the seemingly endless discussion of the "issue" in the media? The ad John McCain's campaign put out about it?

Nevermind.

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In an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, McCain himself was asked whether he thought Obama had called Palin a pig. "No," McCain responded, "[but I] know that he chooses his words carefully, and it was the wrong thing to say."

Seems like he could have maybe mentioned that first part of his answer about a week ago.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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