As unwise and misguided as it clearly is, the McCain campaign has now come out with an attack ad against Barack Obama over his “lipstick on a pig” comment:
The true believers will eat it up.
The rest of America will see this for the nonsense that it truly is.
Update: Ben Smith reports that YouTube has apparently removed the ad after a complaint by CBS:
YouTube has removed a webad that casts Sarah Palin as the victim of sexism on the request of CBS, whose anchor Katie Couric was featured in the ad.
“One of the great lessons of that campaign is the continued and accepted role of sexism in American life,” Couric is quoted in the ad.
In the original clip, she was talking about Hillary Clinton; the ad applies her words to Sarah Palin.
Asked about the ad, CBS spokeswoman Leigh Farris said, “CBS News does not endorse any candidate in the Presidential race. Any use of CBS personnel in political advertising that suggests the contrary is misleading.”
YouTube’s page displaying the ad now tells visitors, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by CBS Interactive Inc.”
The ad is still available on McCain’s website.