Lipstick on a pig

Like Palin owns the word “lipstick” now, just like Fox News Channel owns “fair and balanced” (NOT!).  “Lipstick on a pig” is an old rural American expression, far older I’m sure than “lipstick on a pit bull” or whatever it is she said … especially considering how young the institution of “hockey mom” is in this country.  (And what, all women have to go back to wearing lipstick in Palin’s America now?)