While speaking in Virginia yesterday Obama made a statement which may or may not have been a veiled jab at the vice-presidential nominee. Either way, it is safe to say that his audience thought the meaning was clear.

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama said during a town-hall style event Tuesday night.

Was this another “boneheaded” move by Obama? Team McCain was quick to use the reference to boost the sexism charge and released the following ad.

Update: The above link has been removed by YouTube due to CBS copyright claims. According to Politico:

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.”

You can still view the original ad here.

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