slang for when someone tries to dress something up, but is still that something. usually used on ugly broads, when they put on a skirt and some lipstick and well, they still look like the same digusting pig.
"You put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig"
Sarah Palin. Barack meant something else when he said it, but this comment is a spot-on summary of her campaign and political career.
She may be an ex-beauty queen, but this porker's record is as ugly and dirty as they come. Google "Anne Kilkenny" for the gruesome details.
God help us all if that woman becomes VP (and let's face it, she's really running for president as McCain has not just a foot but most of his body in the grave already). You can put lipstick on a pig, but she'll still be a piss-poor candidate.
A horrible, sexist smear against female Vice Presidential candidates, especially when used following a sentence that has nothing to do with said Vice Presidential candidate.
"John McCain says he's about change too, and so I guess his whole angle is, 'Watch out George Bush -- except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics -- we're really going to shake things up in Washington.' That's not change. That's just calling something the same thing something different. You know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. You know you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it's still going to stink after eight years. We've had enough of the same old thing." -Perhaps the most sexist statement ever uttered in the history of humankind