The American public is expected to believe that criticism of Barack Obama often contains hidden racial code words, but that when Barack Obama picks up the key word from the most famous line of the most electrifying speech of the campaign, he doesn't mean to compare Sarah Palin to a pig.
Gov. David A. Paterson said on Tuesday that he detected "overtones of potential racial coding" in the presidential campaign, drawing a sharp retort from the campaign of Senator John McCain, the Republican candidate. [....]
"I think the Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama black in a sense that would be a negative. But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican convention - a ‘community organizer.' They kept saying it, they kept laughing, like, ‘What does this mean?' "
Meanwhile, with a straight face they deny the obvious connection here:
I hope they stick to peddling both lines. There is no better way to reveal their condescending attitude toward the public.