Commentary Magazine


You Heard It Here First

In the Lipstick Controversy I accused Barack Obama of objectifying Sarah Palin — reducing her to the status of a  lady’s cosmetic. I was right. From his appearance on Letterman, Obama declares:

“Keep in mind that, technically had I meant it this way –- she would be the lipstick!”

Well  that clears that up. My only question: Has he gone stark, raving mad? This is supposed to help him, suggesting that rather than an animal it is just a decorative accessory which pops to mind when he thinks of his opponent’s running mate? Someone, anyone with a modicum of common sense, needs to sit him and Joe Biden down and tell them to stop. Just stop. It’s too painful to watch.