The Democrats just came up with a tongue-in-cheek list of idioms that are off-limits, since Republicans are complaining so much about "lipstick on a pig."
The list from the Democratic National Committee manages to incorporate criticisms of John McCain:
"A day late and a dollar short:" Unfair reference to Senator McCain’s plan to add trillions to the national debt.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure:" Discriminatory attack against Senator McCain’s health care plan.
"All bets are off:" Prejudiced statement against John McCain’s plan to privatize Social Security and gamble American’s life savings on the stock market.
"When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail:" Unfair attack on McCain for promising to continue George Bush’s disastrous foreign policy.
"Penny wise, pound foolish:" Unfair criticism of McCain’s shortsighted energy policy
"All hat, no cattle:" Bigoted attack against McCain’s lack of support for rural communities.
"All in a day’s work:" Biased attack on McCain’s record against organized labor.
"Birds of a feather flock together:" Unfair to point out that John McCain and Sarah Palin represent more of the same as George W. Bush.
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