Palin Shown As Lipsticked Pig in Cartoon Days Before Obama Remark

R.J. Matson political cartoon, 9/5/2008 | NewsBusters.orgFour days before the infamous "lipstick on a pig" remark by Sen. Obama, Gov. Sarah Palin was depicted as the lipstick-wearing porcine embodiment of "Federal Budget Earmarks" in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoon by R.J. Matson (see picture at right; h/t tipster Chuck Hodges).

Yesterday NewsBusters contributor Warner Todd Huston noted that Obama's remarks sounded remarkably similar to a speech bubble in that ran in a Tom Toles cartoon the same day, September 5, in the Washington Post.

It's not too far-fetched to say Team Obama is cribbing his stump speech laugh lines from the liberal funnies.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.