In a McCain conference call tonight (just now), former Massachusetts governor Jane Swift accused the Obama campaign of “playground” politics for calling opponents “rotten old fish or a pig.”
Swift accused the Obama campaign of taking “the same old low road” with the comments.
Asked by bewildered press why she was certain the pig comment was referring to Palin, she pointed out that Palin is the only one of the four running who wears lipstick.
Additionally, she said that it was “pretty clear that it was aimed at Governor Palin” and the crowd thought so too. Swift said that Senator Obama owes Governor Palin an apology.
UPDATE: Ambinder writes: “The McCain campaign has little respect for Obama, but they don’t think he is stupid. And the only way one can conclude that Obama meant to refer to Gov. Sarah Palin as a pig is to have concluded that Obama is as dumb as a doornail.”
UPDATE: Neither Byron nor I had dinner plans tonight, it seems …