Yes, I think he’s got a valid point given the ad from the McCain camp. Even Rod Dreher thinks the ad is misleading and unfair.
So it’s come to this. The full context of Barack Obama’s quote is as follows:
“John McCain says he’s about change, too — except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics. That’s just calling the same thing something different.”
With a laugh, he added: “You can put lipstick on a pig; it’s still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change; it’s still going to stink after eight years.”
We are being asked to believe that he called Sarah Palin a pig. If the people making that accusation have half a brain they know it’s not true. This is not a question of interpretation. It is a fact. So we now find out again that John McCain is prepared to tell an absolute lie – in public, verifiable, uncontestable.
He does not have the minimal public integrity to be president of the United States. (Emphasis mine)