Saturday, September 13, 2008
Obama calls Palin a bitch. I mean. Cat.
The other day I decided to plunge into Americana hard core by listening to the U.S political news as I got ready in the morning. For me, this is a drastic measure.
I heard, as you are all surely aware, of the never ending "pig" fiasco- Obama being accused of calling Palin a pig because he used a metaphor about putting lipstick on a pig. dont quote me on it, I didnt listen that closely untill I realised this was actually a catastrophic event!
I admit, when I first heard it I was like, pig-lipstick-what? But thats just because most Egyptian metaphors I know involve Kohl, Donkeys, or taking someone's arm when they only offered you their hand....... but my good American informants assured me that in American, pigs are also an acceptable way to go in order to make a point.
Other animals refered to in American proverbs are cats.
So, its just like saying "let the cat out of the bag" (to divulge a secret, apparently).
This is the scenario I would have liked to hear on the morning news this morning:
"Republicans take new offense against the democratic rhetoric after Obama calls Sarah Palin a CAT when he described the democratic reaction to the republican campaign as waiting to "let the cat out of bag". This is the second in a series of animal- dominated insults hurled at Palin, the first having being called a pork chop by Sen. Obama.
The insinuation clearly calls Palin a CAT. and therefore, by association, the state of Alaska is seen nothing more than a BAG! Well, we take offense to that. Just because Alaska is empty and barren, much like a plastic bag, does not mean thats its not an integral part of our beloved nation."
Now tell me its unrealistic.