(Greenville, NC) Local hog farmers here are outraged by Senator Obama's latest comments comparing Sarah Palin to pig by saying "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig" in reference to her.
According to a Wilbur Suskind, spokesman for the National Pig Farmers Association (NAPFA), "The pig is one of the most economically important animals in the US, and indeed much of the world. Lean pork is considered one of the healthiest meats to eat and is often prescribed by doctors as an alternative to beef.
"Pigs are also part of our popular culture, with Porky Pig, Piglet, Miss Piggy and Babe being among our most beloved childhood icons. We therefore strongly resent the comparison of this beloved species to the likes of a truth-challenged power-abusing politician like Sarah Palin."
A spokesman for the Obama campaign said, "The senator has asked me to apologize profusely for this aspersion on the name of one of the finest animals of America. Senator Obama was sleep-deprived and had overdosed on Red Bull when he made the comment. What he had meant to say was "You can put lipstick on a politician, but it will still be a politician". Somehow the word "pig" slipped out, perhaps because it also starts with a 'p' sound and is an easier word to say when one is tired.
"In fact, Senator Obama is quite fond of pigs and pork products - again proving that he's not a Muslim, carries a pigskin wallet and often styles his daughters' hair in pigtails. In addition, the Obama campaign would like to point out that the Palin/McCain campaign have repeatedly disparaged this wonderful animal in the past by calling unneeded Congressional earmarks 'Pork'.
"The shame for disparaging this fine beast clearly lies with them."